Important Upcoming Palm Training Opportunity

Photo of a palm that has broken halfway up the trunk and the top half has fallen over.Palm Management in the Florida Landscape

Here’s an outstanding opportunity for those in this area that want to dramatically improve their knowledge of palms. The 2 palm ‘gurus’ at the University of Florida. Dr Monica Elliot and Dr Tim Broschat are offering their famous ‘Palm School” in nearby Pinellas County.

Dr. Monica Elliot is a plant pathologist who has been specializing in diseases of palms. Dr Tim Broschat has been researching palm nutrition for many years. During the past 10-15 years, many professionals across the state have called on these specialists to help solve difficult palm problems. Between them they are a wealth of knowledge.

Here are the details:

Dates:  October 24 & 25, 2011 (2 full days – Monday and Tuesday)
Time:  7:45 AM – 5:00 PM each day
Location:      Pinellas County Cooperative Extension Service
12520 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33774

Registration Fee:  $300/person, checks only, payable to “University of Florida”

Register by contacting Dr. Monica Elliott:
954-577-6315 or
Then send check with name, phone number and e-mail address of person(s) participating to:
Dr. Monica L. Elliott
University of Florida-IFAS
Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center
3205 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

Reservations/Payment By:  October 14, 2010 (or until class fills up)
Enrollment Limit:  40 persons.  Enrollment will initially be limited to 3 persons per company. If space is still available after October 14, this enrollment cap will be lifted.

CEUs applied for:  ISA, FNGLA and FDACS (pesticide license)

Topics:  (classroom presentations and field trip to palm gardens on site)
Diagnosing Palm Problems
Palm Insects
Palm Anatomy and Growth
Palm Diseases
Physiological Disorders
Normal Abnormalities
Nutrient Deficiencies
Fertilizer Formulations & Techniques
Transplant Issues
Pruning Palms

Dr. Timothy Broschat, Palm Horticulturist, University of Florida – IFAS
Dr. Monica Elliott, Palm Pathologist, University of Florida – IFAS

For more information and to reserve your spot for “Palm School”, contact Monica Elliott, Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, e-mail:, phone:  954-577-6315

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