Category Archives: Growers

New Nursery Publications on EDIS

Three new UF/IFAS publications related to nursery/greenhouse production have been posted on the Electronic Data Information Source (EDIS) website: Measuring the Irrigation Requirement of Container-Grown Nursery Plants (ENH1197/EP458)                                                    Three factors determine the irrigation requirement for container-grown crops: evapotranspiration, capture factor, … Continue reading

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Pest Alert – Gladiolus Rust

For the third year in a row, gladiolus rust (Uromyces transversalis) has been confirmed in Manatee County according to a phytosanitary alert issued by the North American Plant Protection Organization http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=520. Gladiolus rust is a quarantine pest that infects members of … Continue reading

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FREE computer-verified training tutorials on arthropods

This announcement from the UF/IFAS Entomology and Nematology Department may be of interest to anyone needing pesticide CEUs or providing training to staff, students or homeowners: The UF/IFAS Entomology and Nematology Department  is releasing 30 computer-verified training tutorials on arthropods as FREE … Continue reading

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Free Disease Management Seminar

BASF is hosting a half-day disease management seminar for greenhouse and nursery growers on Thursday, June 28 at the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Balm. The focus is on disease control and plant health strategies in ornamentals with … Continue reading

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Proper Use of Glyphosate

Did you know that overapplication is one of the most common errors associated with the use of glyphosate herbicide, resulting in runoff to the soil, possible damage to non-target plants, and wasted time and money?  The solution:  mix a temporary dye … Continue reading

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Invasive Species – A Lot of Mouths to Feed

On the lighter side for your holiday weekend… The USDA has launched a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about invasive species.  This eye-catching video is a great one to show around the office or at home as long as friends and … Continue reading

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Stinging Caterpillars Abundant Now

Our early warm weather is bringing out more than bathing suits and sunscreen this year.  The Center for Disease Control has noted an uptick in calls about stinging caterpillars in Florida.  The four species most commonly encountered in nurseries and … Continue reading

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