The Greenfield Notebook

UF Miami-Dade County Extension serving Ornamental Production Industry

2015 Florida Department of Agriculture magazine October 13, 2015

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Florida Statewide Horticulture Newsletter February 27, 2014

UF/IFAS Plant Producer Newsletter team is pleased to announced the first issue of this quarterly newsletter designed and produced by statewide Commercial Horticulture Extension agents:

Winter 2014. issue 1. Content:Winter 2014 Plant Producer Newsletter

  1. CEU Article: An IntegratedApproach to ControllingProduction PestsClick on the image to read
  2. Pest Update:  Xanthomonas on Ficus Trees
  3. Producer Highlight
  4. Research Highlights
  5. General Interest Articles
  6. Business and Tech
  7. Local Interest Article

Please Click on the image to access the first issue

Until next time,

Vanessa

 

UF Small Farms Conference is around the corner! July 26, 2013

UF Small Farms Conference is around the corner!

Spread the word about the Upcoming Florida Small Farms in Kissimmee

 

FREE Pest Training Detection for Public Garden Staff and Volunteers! April 3, 2013

If you work, volunteer or know someone who does at any Miami public garden. This a great opportunity for a FREE training on invasive pests on public gardens. The University of Florida in partnership with great institutions will offer a full day program to train you! So, yes this UF/IFAS Extension agent leaves the agricultural area (Homestead and SW Kendall area) too and go to the city to be part of this team of amazing speakers! Don’t miss out!

When:           Monday, April 15th, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Where:         The Garden House, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (10901 Old Cutler Rd  Coral Gables, FL 33156)

Topics:

  • Pests and Pathways into Florida,
  • Agencies Engaged in Pest Detection,
  • European pepper moth,
  • Light brown apple moth,
  • Mexican rice borer, palm weevils,
  • Texas Phoenix Palm Decline,
  • Palm mite, Bondar’s Nesting and Rugose Spiraling whiteflies.

* Hands-on activities and a pest-scouting walk *

 Presenters:

  • The University of Florida (UF)
  • UF/IFAS Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension,
  • The Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) and
  • USDA APHIS-PPQ.

Registration: FREE but limited space to 40 participants.  Email: Dr. Hamel at jhamel@ufl.edu.

Questions? Call 305-248-3311 EXT 241

Thanks

Vanessa Campoverde

UF/IFAS Comm. Horticulture Agent!

 

Whitefly sampling and new UF website! August 14, 2012

We had an amazing program on August 7, thanks to the participation of over 70 Miami-Dade growers, pest control supervisors, Extension specialists and chemical industry representatives together at UF-Extension Auditorium in Homestead, Miami area.
UF Extension Whitefly program

UF entomologists: Drs. Mannion and Osborne gave talks on Identification of the current whiteflies species affecting Miami ornamental plants; chemical management; resistance due to wrong identification and alternative management control using natural enemies like biological agents.

Your Miami-Dade UF Extension agent: (me) taught growers and pest management supervisors about key points for a successful identification of the whitefly they want to control.

Also your UF-Extension Agent taught about how to sample for whiteflies and how to use the new and FREE University of Florida Extension Whitefly website! With tools for educators, professionals and homeowners! Click here

Visit: UF-Miami Dade Extension website calendar or contact me at evcampoverde@ufl.edu for more educational classes for your institution.

See you in our next event: Farm Labor Safety! in English and Español! September 11.

 

Plant Disease Management Workshop! May 29, 2012

Plant diseases  (mainly fungal and bacterial ones) are not something new to  nurseries, urban landscapes and home gardens in South Florida

You need to know what is attacking your crop to get the right pesticide.

On June 26th BASF and UF-Extension Program are conducting an incredible workshop series on plant diseases and their management. In South Florida, this workshop will be hosted at University of Florida Extension Auditorium in Homestead area (18710 S.W. 288 Street. Homestead, FL 33030)

Speakers:

  • Dr. Anne Chase, Emeritus professor, from UF/IFAS MREC
  • Dr. Aaron Palmateer, from UF/IFAS TREC

Registration is by mail, fax or online website!

This event is fully sponsored by BASF Company, but we still need you to pre-register for pesticides CEU and lunch logistics purposes.

What:    Plant Disease Management

When:   June 26th from 8 am to 1 pm

Where: University of Florida Extension Auditorium in Homestead area (18710 S.W. 288 Street. Homestead, FL 33030)

Cost: FREE

  1. Online registration: http://www.eminj.com/BASF/PageantIntrinsic/Registration.cfm
  2.  Mail registration: Mail registration form (flyer) to 18710 S.W. 288 Street. Homestead, FL 33030) Plant disease & Nursery program.
  3.  Fax registration: To (305)246-2932 with flyer.

Click Flyer  to download the flyer with the agenda included.

 Vanessa Campoverde