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/

 

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

 

New Job opportunity in Miami-Dade County December 10, 2012

Do you want to work with the University of Florida (UF)  in South Florida? Do you know anyone who is perfect for this position?

Please read the job description to this very interesting position here in the beautiful Miami!

Tropical Fruit Crops Extension Agent

UF/IFAS Extension at Miami-Dade County

Homestead, FL (South Extension District)

Application deadline: 5 January 2013

Apply through the online UF application system at  Online application
Please complete an online application and attach your Resume or CV, as well as a cover letter that describes how your experience and qualifications have prepared you for this position.
You must apply online no later than 11:00 PM on the position closing date.

Good luck!

Vanessa Campoverde

 

 

Job in Horticulture with the University of Florida Extension August 17, 2012

UF-Extension is seeking for a Horticulture Extension Agent to work at Leon County, FL. Please share this information to your colleagues in Horticulture.

Description:

The Horticulture Agent plans, develops, teaches, implements, teaches and evaluates comprehensive and diverse educational programs for commercial clientele and citizens. Program areas of emphasis include 1) environmental landscape management (both homeowner and commercial), using Green Industries Best Management Practices and Florida Friendly Landscaping principles, and 2) commercial and homeowner production of ornamentals, turf, vegetables, herbs, fruits, and nuts, with a strong emphasis on sustainability. The agent will manage the demonstration gardens according to Florida Friendly Landscaping principles.

The agent will serve as the educator and coordinator for the county Master Gardener volunteer program. This program requires excellent interpersonal skills and volunteer management experience. The Horticulture Agent will work with other faculty, agencies, businesses and organizations on cooperative educational programs to improve the quality of life for local citizens. The agent will develop and maintain an advisory committee to assist with program design and client needs, collaborate with others to acquire grants, assist/lead interdisciplinary projects, provide service to the 4H Youth Development program and schools, develop creative works (presentations, posters, slide shows, website and social media development, media, etc.) and write non-technical people-friendly publications. The agent will assume other duties as assigned by the County Extension Director and the District Extension Director.

For more information about minimum requirements and qualifications please go to this link: Job information

Apply through the online UF application system (at https://jobs.ufl.edu), referencing requisition # 0901411. Closing date: 08/31/2012

Requested reference forms and transcripts should be submitted as follows:

Faxed to the IFAS Office of Human Resources, Faculty Recruitment and Hiring, Attention Dana LeCuyer at 352-392-3226
OR
Emailed to dlecuyer@ufl.edu

 

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.

 

Are you a Florida small farmer looking for others like you? Check this conference! July 11, 2012

Wondering where to learn a about vertical grow, hydroponics, food safety training, local food systems in Florida or what about new market managers, market sponsors, volunteers and vendors? Does it ring a bell? Are you interested? Keep reading, it gets better.

This annual Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference will provide farmers with up-to-date, research-based, in-depth educational information. You can network and dialog with other members of Florida’s small farms community. Through concurrent educational sessions led by industry experts and noted researchers, the annual Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference participants learn by attending several workshops, hands-on demonstrations, and organized networking activities, enabling them to share their knowledge while interacting with peers from all over the state.

Educational Sessions Include the Following Topics:


  • Alternative Energy
  • Beginning Farmer and Rancher
  • Community Gardens/Urban Farming
  • Farmer’s Markets (How to Start, Manage, etc)
  • Farm to School/Ag in the Classroom
  • Food Safety
  • Good Bug, Bad Bug ID
  • Horticulture
  • Hydroponics
  • Livestock
  • Mushrooms
  • Organic and Sustainable Farming
  • The Business of Farming

Check the agenda out! And see what program do you want to attend, they have each session description posted, isn’t that great? Click here: AGENDA

As an example of what you are going to see: here is the list : POSTERS

For more information go to: Small Farms Website

I can’t wait to attend my very first Small farms conference in Kissimmee, Florida…You should go too and if you do, make sure to say hi if you see me!

 

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