Disease ID for Vegetable and Agronomic Crops Workshop

Please join us June 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Suwanee Valley Agricultural Extension Center (8202 CR 417, Live Oak, FL 32060) (with Dr. Tatiana Sanchez, Commercial Horticulture Agent and Dr. Kevin Korus, Ag and Natural Resources Agent).

Bacterial leaf streak of corn. Photo Credit: Dr. Tamra Jackson – Ziems, University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

This program covers principles of plant disease, including macro and microscopic diagnostic procedures, hands-on identification of plant diseases for agronomic and vegetable crops. Several of the major agronomic and horticultural crops grown in the area and the diseases that affect them will be discussed.  The program concludes with a discussion on plant disease management.

Dr. Kevin Korus looks for corn rust spores under the microscope.

A maximum of six Continuing Education Units will be offered in the following categories:

3 – Private Applicator

3 – Agriculture Row Crop

3 – Agriculture Tree Crop

3 – Core 487 (maximum will be 6 CEUs)

3 – Core 482

3 – Soil and Greenhouse Fumigation

3 – Ornamental and Turf Pest Control

 

Registration fee includes lunch, refreshments and materials. Registration fee is $65.00 (primary participant), $45.00 for secondary participant. Limited to 20 participants. Pre-register through Eventbrite at http://tinyurl.com/yxr9oa65 by June 17. There will be no refunds for the registration fee.

For more information about these programs, contact Dr. Kevin Korus or Dr. Tatiana Sanchez, at 352-955-2402. Visit https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/alachua/ for additional programs offered by the Extension Office.

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