The Greenfield Notebook

UF Miami-Dade County Extension serving Ornamental Production Industry

2015 Florida Department of Agriculture magazine October 13, 2015

flower power freshfromflorida.pngSource: http://www.farmflavor.com/us-ag/florida/top-crops-florida/florida-horticulture-industrys-flower-power/

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Mosca oriental de la fruta: viveros October 6, 2015

Si tienes dudas acerca de como la nueva plaga de la mosca oriental de la fruta puede perjudicar tu vivero (nursery), lee esta publicación en español:

mosca oriental fruta

O haz click en el siguiente link: LEER

 

APHIS Establishes Two Additional Regulated Area in Florida for Giant African Snail December 16, 2014

APHIS Establishes Two Additional Regulated Area in Florida for Giant African Snail (Lissachatina fulica, formerly Achatina fulica)

To: State and Territory Agricultural Regulatory Officials

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is notifying stakeholders of one new regulated area (Zone W) for giant African snail (GAS) in Miami-Dade County, Florida and one new regulated area (Zone X) in Broward County, Florida. Program personnel recently detected GAS in these areas that were outside of existing regulated areas in Miami. The revised map and description of the new regulated areas are posted at:

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant-health/gas-quarantine

In September 2011, APHIS confirmed the detection of GAS in a residential area of Miami, Florida. GAS is one of the most damaging snails in the world because it is known to consume at least 500 different plants including vegetables, fruits, and ornamental crops. Since the initial detection, APHIS has worked with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to conduct survey, regulatory, control, and outreach activities within the affected areas.

For further information, please call:

National Operations Manager Anthony Man-Son-Hing at 919-855-7331 or
National Policy Manager Charles Brown at 301-851-2119.

 

UF/IFAS Farm Labor Supervisor Training Program–Homestead September 5, 2013

Morning Sessions:

  • Wage & Hour: Minimum wage, hours worked, wage summary, working conditions
  • Discrimination/Sexual Harassment (EEOC): EEO case studies, child labor, human trafficking

Afternoon Sessions:

  • Worker Safety
  • Safe Driving: Vehicle inspections, driver preparation, defensive driving

WHO:   Supervisors of farm workers including field supervisors, Labor Contractors, crew leaders, growers, bus and van drivers, office staff including payroll and HR

LANGUAGE: English and Spanish: Please select which option when registering online: Online Registration

FEE: $ 80.00 includes lunch

Help protect your company from costly mistakes!!!

Limit your potential liabilities that may result from unknowing non-compliance.

Show your buyers and employers you know the regulations.

Your Miami-Dade UF/IFAS Comm. Horticulture Extension Agent

Vanessa Campoverde

 

Do you know The University of Florida is celebrating 150 years of Land Grant System? November 7, 2012

Did you know what a land grant university is? University of Florida is one!

The Morrill Act established the land-grant university system and essentially initiated what could be defined as “The Education Revolution” that thrives to this day.

In 1862: The Morrill Act is passed and signed by President Abraham Lincoln, donating public lands to support colleges and providing citizens greater access to higher education. (Watch this video of President Lincoln testing a UF student about The Morrill Act)

The purpose of the land-grant colleges:

“without excluding other scientific and classical studies and including military tactic, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts, in such manner as the legislatures of the States may respectively prescribe, in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions in life”

OK, OK, but how The University Extension offices fit in this land grant university system???

The Smith–Lever Act of 1914 is a United States federal law that established a system of cooperative extension services or just Extension offices connected to the land-grant universities, in order to inform people about current developments in agriculture, home economics, public policy/government, leadership, 4-H, economic development, coastal issues (National Sea Grant College Program), and many other related subjects. It helped farmers learn new agricultural techniques by the introduction of home instruction.

There, now you know what The University of Florida is so important for the State of Florida and among other land grant universities is devoted to provide non biased research based information to every county in Florida. Look for your local Extension office in your own county.

Please go to http://landgrant.ufl.edu/ for more information!

Happy 150 anniversary to Land grand system and to the University of Florida that is part of it!

Vanessa Campoverde

 

UF is in South Florida! August 29, 2012

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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.