The Greenfield Notebook

UF Miami-Dade County Extension serving Ornamental Production Industry

Weather Update for Ag 011414 January 14, 2014

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Weather Update for Ag 011414

 

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

 

Busy BEES in South FL Bee college! August 12, 2013

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Busy BEES in South FL Bee college!

Go to: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/honeybee/extension/SFbee_college.shtml

 

Job opportunity in South Florida Golf Course Club June 13, 2013

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There is a position open as a Landscape Foreman position at the Parkland Golf & Country Club.

They are looking for someone with Horticulture background. For more information and questions regarding this position contact Mr. Jim Moore at jmoore@tollbrothersinc.com . 

His cell phone is 865.740.9815.

 Contact information below:

 Jim Moore

Golf Course Superintendent

Parkland Golf & Country Club

10101 Trails End Rd.

Parkland, FL 33076
Office: (954) 752-8804

Mobile: (865) 740-9815

Fax: (954) 752-0617

jmoore@tollbrothersinc.com

 

New Pest alert: Lizards in South Florida September 26, 2012

Do you have a lizard invading your grove or nursery in Miami-Dade County?

Check this out! And share it with your friends.

In 3 languages (English, Spanish and Creole) thanks to collaboration between The University of Florida Extension and Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area. Check their website: ECISMA

Tienes una lagartija invadiendo tu cultivo o vivero en el condado de Miami Dade?

Informate aqui en 3 idiomas gracias a un esfuerzo por la Universidad de Florida Extension y la Cooperación de los Everglades en el manejo de especies invasoras.

Click here for each language:

English/ Ingles

Spanish/ Español

Creole/Haitiano

Until next post.

Your UF Extension agent!

Vanessa Campoverde

 

UF is in South Florida! August 29, 2012

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UF is in South Florida!

 

Opportunity to advertise your plant nursery!!! July 17, 2012

This is another great opportunity for your business to be seen in a big event in South Florida.

The event is Jamaica’s 50th Independence Anniversary event and is promoted by the Caribbean Music Festival. You can donate 1 or more plants to be part of their event decorations.

What:             Jamaica’s 50th Independence Anniversary

When:            Saturday July 28th, 2012

Where:        Hyatt Regency-Bonaventure in Weston FL.

The ball room holds approximately 500 to 700 people with tall ceiling and is requesting plants in sizes and height appropriate for decoration.

The organizers also will add the name of your Nursery/company to the event’s printed flyer and they will take care of the transportation. So if you want to be part of this great event, please let me know! I will coordinate your information with the organizers or contact them directly.

The coordinator contact is:

Mrs. Elgeta Thompson-Martin

Phone: (954)681-1091.

If you want your name on the program, I strongly suggest giving her a call asap!

Email: If you rather want to contact me, email me to evcampoverde@ufl.edu or phone call: (305) 248-3311 EXT 241.

Regards,

 

It’s A Bird… It’s A Plane… It’s A Whitefly!!! July 13, 2012

I guess they never asked Superman to get rid of whitefly pests! Otherwise it would have been a painful defeat for the super hero against thousands of little warriors (each adult is approx. 2 mm long)

Whiteflies love South Florida and I am not kidding. Go outside and look at some palms or that black, sticky and sugary substance aka “honeydew” all over Miami-Dade county cars and landscape…yup! That was probably caused by an innocent whitefly population.

If you are annoyed by these white fellows, imagine growers and landscapers who have to deal with thousands of whiteflies attacking their crops. Just as an example, Ficus (rubber trees) used in fences are a heaven on Earth for one type of whitefly. Another whitefly likes pretty much any green plant (they are voracious)…Homeowners, pest control agencies, municipalities and green industry in general are literally pulling their hair to manage this pest.

The University of Florida Extension Office located in Homestead is putting together a program: “Whiteflies for ornamentals on in South Florida” August 7th with two Ornamental entomologists, your UF-Extension agent and industry representatives will be together in the same location for you to get all the research based information needed to learn how to identify and understand better types of management based on an accurate identification of each type of whitefly.

For more information on the agenda and to register for this great workshop click here: Online registration

 

Opportunity to sell your agricultural land…potential buyer waiting!!! July 2, 2012

Do you want to sell your nursery or farm land? Here is an excellent opportunity!

The National Farm Investment Coordinator for US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, is looking for farm land opportunities for one of their our ultra-high net worth client.

One client has expressed an interest in acquiring a farm in South Florida, YES, here in the unique South Florida area.

This announcement is for farmers and/or real estate people interested in selling their land.

They have the ability to move fast if their client finds a property that meets his requirements.  They are based in San Antonio (Texas), but they area is national, so if they can find the right farm, they will be contacting you for that deal.

If you have more specific questions, contact:

Tommy R. Funk

Vice President, Specialty Asset Manager II. National Farm Investment Coordinator

US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

PO Box 300. San Antonio, Texas 78291-0300

210-270-5103 office

210-607-9731 cell

tommy.r.funk@ustrust.com