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Nursery IPM Workshop – Quincy FL – June 10-11 – FL & GA CEUs Available

The Southern Nursery IPM Working Group Presents

Nursery IPM Workshop

University of Florida

North Florida Research and Education Center

May Building Seminar Room and On-site Outdoor Nursery Facilities

155 Research Road Quincy, Florida 32351

June 10-11, 2014

Don’t miss this hands-on, 2-day workshop focused on integrated pest management (IPM) for nursery crops! Learn how to save resources, reduce pest damage and pesticide use, and create a safer working environment for employees, all while earning 13 FL pesticide CEUs and 9 GA pesticide CEUs plus FNGLA CEUs!

You will learn to identify major pests, plant diseases, and weeds using live samples, lectures, and images. Horticulturists, plant pathologists, entomologists, and weed scientists – – from major universities across the southeastern U.S. – – will teach you about some of the latest technologies to prevent pests and use your smart phone as a pest scouting device. Attendees will receive a free copy of IPM Pro, a mobile device app for IPM in ornamental crops, as well as many printed reference materials. In-depth and focused on IPM in ornamentals, this workshop is one of kind and well worth your time!

Registration is only $15 (free for GA/FL Cooperative Extension Agents) but you must pre-register to participate; no walk-ins allowed! To register, go to https://ncnla.wufoo.com/forms/ipm-2day-workshop-quincy-fl-june-1011-2014/

Agenda

Tuesday June 10

08:30 AM – 09:00 AM             Sign in, complete pre-test, coffee and snacks – May Bldg. Seminar Room

09:00 AM – 09:30 AM             Overview of the Nursery IPM Workshop (Gary Knox, UF North Florida Research and Education Center, and Anthony Lebude, NC State University)

09:30 AM – 10:20 AM             IPM Concepts of Host Plant Resistance and Examples(Gary Knox, UF North Florida Research and Education Center)

10:20 AM – 10:45 AM             Break

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM             Measuring Physical Properties of Substrates (Anthony LeBude, NC State University)

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM              IPM Pro: A Smartphone App to Help Manage Nursery Pests (Anthony LeBude, NC State University)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM                Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:40 PM                  Concepts of Arthropod Pest Management: Arthropod Types/Life Cycles, Scouting, Biocontrols, Cultural Controls, Plant Phenology Indicators, Pesticide Classifications, Pesticide Application and other Management Methods (Kris Braman, University of Georgia, and JC Chong, Clemson University)

2:40 PM – 3:00 PM                  Break

3:00 PM – 4:40 PM                  Outdoor Hands-on Practicum on Scouting Techniques, Life Stage Identification, Pesticide Application, Biocontrols and Cultural Controls (Kris Braman, University of Georgia, and JC Chong, Clemson University)

4:40 PM – 5:00 PM                  CEUs for the Day and Preview of Tomorrow’s Program (Gary Knox, UF North Florida Research and Education Center)

 

Wednesday, June 11

8:00 AM – 9:40 AM                 Concepts of Disease Management: Disease Organisms/Life Cycles, Disease Triangle, Predictive Tools, Cultural Controls, Fungicide Classifications, Fungicide Application and other Management Methods (Nicole Ward, University of Kentucky, Jean Williams-Woodward, University of Georgia)

9:40 AM – 10:00 AM               Break

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM              Outdoor Hands-on Practicum on Scouting Techniques, Disease Identification, Cultural Controls, Fungicide Application and Other Management Methods (Nicole Ward, University of Kentucky, Jean Williams-Woodward, University of Georgia)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM                Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:40 PM                  Concepts of Weed Management: Weed Life Cycles, Identification of Grass-Broadleaf-Sedge Weeds, Cultural Controls, Preemergence Herbicide Selection, Nursery Crop Tolerances and Management Resources (Jeff Derr, Virginia Tech)

2:40 PM – 3:00 PM                  Break

3:00 PM – 4:40 PM                  Outdoor Hands-on Practicum on Scouting Techniques, Identification of Grass-Broadleaf-Sedge Weeds, Herbicide Application Methods and Cultural Controls (Jeff Derr, Virginia Tech)

4:40 PM – 5:00 PM                  Program Evaluation and CEUs for the Day (Gary Knox, UF North Florida Research and Education Center)