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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Spring 2014 Ornamental Plant Disease Update & Management Workshop February 25, 2014

To update nursery growers, landscapers interested individuals on the latest and best management practices for tackling current ornamental fungal and bacterial plant diseases and to prevent some new ones for this next season.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday March 18, 2014, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 m., in the University of Florida TREC classroom and shadehouses, located in Homestead, Florida. Refreshments and CEUs will be provided for your license renewal.

More info and Online Registration is required: Register Online HERE
More info in the Online flyer: Click Here FLYER
Limited to 30 participants. (Specific location will be sent to you after your register)

For additional information, go to Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension website Calendar: http://miami-dade.ifas.ufl.edu/

WHO:             UF/IFAS Miami-Dade Extension

WHAT:          Spring 2014 Ornamental Plant Disease Update &Management

WHEN:           Tuesday, March 18 of 2014, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:00.m

WHERE:          UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) 18905 S.W. 280 Street, Homestead, FL 33031

 

 

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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

 

Strong Tree Roots in the Nursery and Landscape September 4, 2013

If you work in the Green industry, you are invited to attend the 2013 Workshop hosted by The University of Florida/IFAS Extension in Miami-Dade:

 Strong Tree Roots in the Nursery and Landscape:

Improving Tree Health and Anchorage

This program is offered every 2 years and you can’t miss it.

You will learn about root problems, anchorage, grading, inspection issues and about  trees in the nursery and landscape. There will be hands-on time with more than 25 samples to work with.

CEUS: 4 FNGLA, 2 FDACS Pesticide, 3 LIAF, ISA.

Main Speaker: UF/IFAS Dr. Ed Gilman

He has assembled a unique urban tree teaching program for helping municipalities, contractors, arborists, educators, growers, landscapers, and others design and implement programs for promoting better tree health in cities. He conducts educational programs in tree selection, nursery production, and urban tree management nation-wide for a large variety of audiences. He has published more than 96 scientific peer reviewed journal articles in his 30 years in academia and working with the industry. His research emphasizes tree pruning, nursery production, anchorage, and tree establishment. He has published more than 150 technical articles in newsletters and trade magazines and annually presents research results to colleagues at professional meetings across the US and other countries. He is the author of six books and maintains a massive web site on urban trees.

For more information open the attached flyer or hurry up and go to the Registration:  Online registration HERE

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

Vanessa Campoverde

 

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

 

Consumptive Use Permitting (CUP) Consistency Workshop August 14, 2013

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is leading a statewide effort to improve consistency in the Consumptive/Water Use Permitting Programs implemented by the Water Management Districts.

The DEP and the Water Management Districts have been reviewing the comments on the draft rules that were received in June 2013. They are making changes where appropriate and the Water Management Districts will be posting, on their websites, revised rules on or about August 1, 2013. For this reason public workshops will be given at several locations. In South Florida the upcoming workshop is in the office of the University of Florida/IFAS Cooperative Service Auditorium.

WHEN:      August 19, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:    University of Florida Extension office. (Agricultural Center)

18710 SW 288 Street. Homestead, FL 33030

COST:       Free

AGENDA:

  1. Presentation Of Consumptive Use Permitting (CUP) Consistency
  2. Overview
  3. Summary of public comments (Your comments)
  4. Update since May workshops

The completion of the CUPcon rulemaking will be done by the Water Management Districts and is expected to be completed during Fall 2013.

More information about this and other workshop locations please click here:

Consumptive Use Permitting Consistency comments:

If you can’t make it but still wish to comment; please write your comments to be submitted to Cupcon@dep.state.fl.us by September 6, 2013. Please note that emails sent to this address are received by the Department and automatically forwarded to the five Water Management Districts.

Thanks

Your University of Florida Extension agent in Miami-Dade County!

Vanessa Campoverde