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2015-16 Cleansweep: To dispose canceled, suspended, unusable pesticides

The purpose of Operation Cleansweep is to offer a safe, convenient, and cost effective mechanism for agricultural operations, golf courses, and pest control companies to properly dispose of canceled, suspended, and unusable pesticides (CSUP). WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:  This… Read More

Downy mildew confirmed on South FL purple velvet plants

Downy mildew, a disease known to damage dozens of plant species in Florida, has now been found on purple velvet plants in South Florida, UF/IFAS scientists say. Purple velvet plants are popularly used for foliage and cut flowers,… Read More

New UF/IFAS Online Course: Nutrient Management for Container Crops

NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT for Container-Grown Crops: Level 1 New online UF/ IFAS Extension course teaching you about the following topics: Overview & common nutrient problems Supplying essential nutrients Fertilizer types Interpreting a fertilizer label Managing total nutrient level Acidity… Read More

First detector Training: July 16th

We will cover several potential invasive pests from foreign imported plants or that could attack your crops in South Florida. Agenda Palm weevils, Bargrada bug, Slugs and snails, Sugarcane mosaic virus, Fusarium wilt of queen palm and CITEs… Read More

Growers can take a UF/IFAS online course NOW!

We are now ready to register people for our new online UF/ IFAS Extension course “Greenhouse 101: Plant Science for Commercial Production”. WHO:            The course is designed for nursery/greenhouse staff in the US and internationally who do… Read More