The Greenfield Notebook

UF Miami-Dade County Extension serving Ornamental Production Industry

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

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2012/2013 IR-4 Ornamental Horticulture Program Survey July 15, 2013

Filed under: Events,Extension Agent & Horticulture,Nursery Pest — Vanessa @ 8:32 pm
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Speak up Miami-Dade growers!

So you think nobody listens to your problems at your nursery. Now you can be heard. This is an anonymous survey for you!

The IR-4 Project’s Ornamental Horticulture Program helps provide safe and effective pest management solutions for greenhouse, nursery, landscape, Christmas tree and forestry producers. Working with growers, researchers, registrants and regulatory agencies to facilitate new product registrations. Placing new diseases, insects, and weeds as well as new crops on already registered ornamental horticulture product labels. Every other year, we prioritize the next two-year research plan at our Ornamental Horticulture Workshop.

Please, answer few questions about the diseases, insects, and weeds which impact your business.

Start Survey

 

1st Redland GrowFest-organic farming- (October 13-14) October 5, 2012

GrowFest, is supported by the Florida Organic Growers and Consumers Association and several other organizations.

Come to see us on October 13-14 at the the Fruit & Spice Park (24801 S.W. 187th Avenue, Homestead, Florida 33031)

FOGUF/IFAS Miami-Dade County Extension will be present there with displays, workshops and hands-on activities.

Our Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program staff will also conduct an exchange of old light bulbs for energy saving CFL bulbs and water-wasting showerheads for water-efficient models during this event.

Click GrowFest event for more info about this event!

Your local agent,

Vanessa

 

 

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.

 

Statewide 2012-2013-Grower-Extension-Survey ! July 5, 2012

Dear growers:

Have you ever wanted to be heard on your crop issues? Well this great opportunity to provide feedback to ornamental crops management by submitting an online survey to IR-4 Ornamental Horticulture Program. This is a statewide survey and Miami-Dade growers have the opportunity to send their thoughts and collaborate in the decision making of sustainable Pest Management Technology for next year!

But wait, what is IR-4?? It is a non-profit organization working to find pest management and plant growth regulator solutions for the ornamental horticulture industry.

It takes  3-5 minutes, that is nothing compared to your busy schedule right?

Description of the survey:

The 2012/2013 Grower and Extension Survey is now available here: Online survey

This survey is critical in deciding the IR-4 research priorities for ornamental horticulture. It outlines the pest management needs and will be a main component of the 2013 Workshop discussions.

As you fill out the questionnaire, focus your thoughts on disease, pest, and weed problems that are difficult to manage because there are not enough pest management options.

Please feel free to forward this survey to other interested people.

Thanks for helping IR-4 help the green industry!

Cristi Palmer

IR-4 Ornamental Horticulture Program Manager