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New Technology for Commercial Crop Production Webinar

Farmers in sunriseTuesday, February 26th is the date for the UF/IFAS New Technology for Commercial Crop Production Webinar (VII). You are welcome to join this interactive webinar featuring updates on tropical fruit production, nutrient stewardship, nematode management, overcoming the leaf cuticle as a barrier to foliar sprays, lettuce breeding and the opportunities and challenges of using current biotechnology for breeding crops. See below for a detailed agenda and registration information.

This is also an excellent opportunity to earn pesticide related CEUs.

  • FDACS CEUs: (a). 3 CEUs for PRIVATE APPLICATOR AG PEST CONTROL; (b). 3 CEUs for AG ROW CROP PEST CONTROL; (c). 3 CEUs for AG TREE CROP PEST CONTROL;  (d). 3 CEUs for 487 GENERAL STANDARDS/CORE; (e). 3 CEUs for 482 GENERAL STANDARDS/CORE (Maximum FDACS CEUs earned: 6)
  • CCA CEUs: a). NM, 1.0; b). PM, 1.0, and c). CM, 4.0. (Maximum CCA CEUs earned: 6)

Register here or at the door. Hope to see you there!!

Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Time: 9AM – 4 PM
Location: UF/IFAS Palm Beach County Extension Office (559 N Military Trail), Exhibit hall A

AGENDA: New Technology for Commercial Crop Production (VII)

9:00-9:10 AM:    Sign-in and Pre-test
9:10-9:20 AM     Welcome and Introduction
9:20-10:10 AM  Dr. Jonathan Crane: Technology to improve and prolong production of selected tropical fruits
*Covering how to prolong the fruiting season of guava, banana, carambola, longan and papaya with simple horticultural techniques.
10:10-11:00 AM Dr. Edgardo Etxeberria: Overcoming the leaf cuticle as a barrier to foliar sprays
11:00-11:50 AM Dr. Sally Flis (The Fertilizer Institute, Washington D.C.): 4R nutrient stewardship for crop production
11:50-1:00PM    Lunch break (on your own in WPB)
1:00-1:50 PM     Dr. Donald Dickson: Overview of nematodes, why they are important and difficult to manage
1:50-2:40PM       Dr. German Sandoya: How can breeding help lettuce growers manage challenges?
2:40-3:30PM       Dr. Alfred Huo: Opportunities and challenges of current breeding through Biotechnology
3:30-3:50PM       Post-test and survey
3:50PM                 Adjourn

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