The Greenfield Notebook

UF Miami-Dade County Extension serving Ornamental Production Industry

New Job available: Landscape Maintenance in Miami September 5, 2013

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Interior & Exterior Landscape Maintenance Technician Job

Description :

Join award winning 25 year old Interior-Exterior Landscape & Christmas Decorating Firm as an Interior or Exterior Landscape Maintenance Technician. Pease submit your resume, by fax or e-mail, if you have the following background and desire to have fun at work, while working for a cutting edge firm.

Primary job will be to provide interior or exterior plant maintenance services, including pest control and quality control, to various clients as well as assist on either interior or exterior landscape installations, as needed, and possibly work in landscape nursery.

Primary job will be to provide interior or exterior plant maintenance services, including pest control and quality control, to various clients as well as assist on either interior or exterior landscape installations, as needed, and possibly work in landscape nursery. Detailed Job description as follows

1. Provide detail oriented services to interior or exterior landscape material, where knowledge of pruning is required.

2. Follow threw of records to ensure daily logs completed.

3. Assist on any interior-exterior landscape installation as required.

4. Provide excellent customer service.

5. Ability to work closely with Principals & co-workers (must be a team player) to accomplish tasks at hand.

6. Other duties associated with landscape maintenance

7. Light duty @ nursery, including fertilization and pest control.

8. Possible light errands, if no one else is available. Normal Hours M-Th, 8:00-5:00. Fridays and Saturdays will be available at certain periods of the year. Part-time: Flexible schedule 2-3 days per week.

Requirements:

 1. One year of Professional Experience required working in Landscape Maintenance or degree-coursework i n Horticulture or related field.

Ability to identify plant species by name a plus.

2. Knowledge of pruning preferred.

3. Knowledge of chemical & organic pesticides/fertilizers, including rates and applications a plus.

4. Ability to work in a fast paced setting with varying tasks to complete.

5. Able to lift 40 pounds.

6. Self starter and highly organized.

7. Motivated.

8. Fluent English (bi-lingual a plus).

9. Florida Drivers License required with a good Driving Record. Ability to drive a 12,000 lb. GVW Delivery Truck a plus.

10. Major in biology, botany, horticulture, architecture or science preferred.

11. Outgoing and must enjoy exercise.

12. Strong communication skills.

13. Knowledge of green walls and green roofs a plus.

14. Passport a plus.

15. Background profile & drug test will be conducted on qualified applicants

 

Location: 1970 NW 129th Avenue; Unit # 101

Miami, FL 33182

Base Pay: $10.00-$15.00 per hr., dependent upon experience

Other Pay: Perks for outstanding performance

Employee Type: Full time and Part-time

Industry: Environmental, Hotel – Resort

Landscaping

Manages Others: No

Education: High School

Travel: Negligible

Relocation Covered: No

Contact: Debra Smeltzer. # 305-593-5256; ext. 2#

Fax: 305-593-9438

E-MAIL: debra@greensleevesinc.com

 

South FL Plant Disease Update-2013 August 16, 2013

Do you work with: Aglaonemas, Anthurium, Cordylines, Gardenias, Mandevillas, scheffleras, Lucky bamboos, Areca, Foxtail palms, Phoenix canaeriensis, Jamaican caper trees, Cypresses or arugula and the list continues.

Don’t miss out the latest plant diseases report affecting foliage, palms, trees, grasses and succulent plants in Miami-Dade, Broward and West Palm Beach areas.

Learn how to identify what is affecting your business and how to start controlling it. Also don’t wait until last minute to collect your free pesticide CEU’s, we are giving 2 category CEUS for this program. Read the list below. Lunch included! So what are you waiting?

Have you registered yet?

If you need pesticide CEUs, the following categories will be given:

  •  Private Applicator-Ag,
  • Demo & Research
  • Ornamental & Turf
  • Limited Landscape Maintenance
  • Limited Lawn& Ornamental and
  • Commercial Lawn & Ornamental

The University of Florida Extension in Miami-Dade County and TREC Plant Diagnostic Clinic are pleased to announce the upcoming:

                                       South FL Ornamental Disease Update & management!

  • We will share some interesting facts of the latest pests affecting the economy of the green industry in South FL environment.
  • Also, Dr. Palmateer (Head of the Plant Diagnostic Clinic) will share with us, the predominant pest (fungal and or bacterial) affecting our plants in nursery and landscape. With live samples and management options for those diseases you found in your Hibiscus, Mandevilla or in your Ficus perhaps.
  • We will work on an informal forum with growers attending this program to record what other issues we need to start paying attention and create a prevention workshop in advance.
  • Please share this information with your peers. CEU and lunch available for you.

Late Registration:        Click here or type: http://soflpestupdate13.eventbrite.com

When:                          Thursday, August 22nd. From 9 am to 1 pm

Where:                         UF/IFAS Extension office in Miami-Dade

 

Manejo Integrado de plagas en español June 3, 2013

IPM in Spanish: (English summary) 

This is a basic training on IPM in Spanish with plant diseases caused by fungi, bacteria or insects.

Pesticide, ISA and FNGLA CEUs will be provided. You need to register: via online or by mail. Also be present from beginning to end to claim CEU at the end.

Where:        UF Extension Auditorium. 18710 SW 288th St. Homestead 33030 FL.

When:          June 18th from 9:00 am. to 1 pm.

Cost:            $20.0 until June 7, $ 25.0 after that. Includes course, materials, refreshments and lunch. Online flyer

Online registration: Online Registration

If you have issues with links, go to our website (Calendar) Call our support staff at 305-248-3311 EXT 225.

Este es un entrenamiento básico que cubrira enfermedades genrales afectando plantas ornamentals causadas por un hongo, bacteria, virus o insectos. Si necesita CEUs, puede colectar ISA, FNGLA y FDACS en esta clase, pero debe registrarse via online o por correo y estar presente desde el inicio hasta el final de la clase.

Donde:       Oficina de Extension de la Universidad de Florida. 18710 SW 288th. Homestead 33030. FL

Cuando:     El 18 de Junio desde las 9 am hasta la 1 pm

Costo:         Hasta el 7 de Junio es $20.0, despues del 7 es $25.0. Incluye el curso, materiales, bebidas  y almuerzo.

Lupas magnificadoras estan a la venta en la pagina de registro via online. El volante esta abajo pero puede verlo Volante/Información

Registro Online: Registro via online

 

Leaf spots on your Ficus plants? October 9, 2012

Leaf spots on Ficus plants
 

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