Category Archives: Pesticides

UF/IFAS CEU Day on August 21

Another opportunity to earn pesticide CEUs is coming up on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 with the UF/IFAS CEU Day.  The training will be offered at Manatee County Extension and other area locations via teleconferencing.  Up to 6 CEUs are available in numerous pesticide … 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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Biological Insecticides Webinar

This upcoming session in the Greenhouse Management Webinar Series may be of interest: Developments in Biological Insecticides Dr. Lance Osborne, Professor of Entomology, University of Florida, Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka will highlight current and new biological insecticides. The webinar … Continue reading

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Upcoming Trainings Offer CEUs

Manatee County Extension Service will hold two training classes in May that offer CEUs for pesticide applicators: May 9: WPS Train the Trainer Workshop: 9am-11am, Manatee County Extension. Need CEU’s? The WPS TTT workshop provides CEUs in several categories. Even … Continue reading

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2 New Pest Publications from UF/IFAS Researchers

European Pepper Moth or Southern European Marsh Pyralid Duponchelia fovealis (Zeller) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Crambidae) (EENY508/IN910) Researchers are monitoring this notable greenhouse pest in northern Europe and Canada for the cut flower, vegetable and aquatic plant industries. Its native range is … Continue reading

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Important Whitefly Information

This email was forwarded from Dr. Lance Osborne. REPORTS ARE COMING IN ABOUT WHITEFLY MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS! Based on early reports, 2011 may be another challenging year for whitefly management, with whitefly detections reported in several parts of the country. Growers … Continue reading

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