Florida First Detector Training Workshop at Bok Tower Gardens

Have you ever had a sick plant? Did you know that many of our Florida plant problems can be attributed to exotic pests? Learn more about common issues, scouting, and submitting samples at Florida First Detector! Expert speakers include the USDA-APHIS-PPQ, FDACS-DPI, Bok Tower Gardens, and UF-IFAS.

When? April 3, 2017, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Where? Bok Tower Gardens 1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales FL 33853

This workshop has been approved for Continuing Education Units in the categories of:

  • COMMERCIAL LAWN AND ORNAMENTAL
  • LIMITED CERTIFICATION LAWN AND ORNAMENTAL
  • FOREST PEST CONTROL

RSVP is required.

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AGENDA

Welcome (9:00am-9:05am)
Greg Kramer, Bok Tower Gardens

Introduction (9:05am-9:10am)
Amanda Hodges, University of Florida

Pre-workshop Surveys (9:10am-9:30am)

Pests and Pathways (9:30am-9:40am)
Amanda Hodges, University of Florida

Common Pests and Pathogens of Bok Tower Gardens (9:40am-10:00am)
Greg Kramer, Bok Tower Gardens

Palm weevils (10:00am-10:15am)
Brian Saunders, USDA-APHIS-PPQ

Bagrada Bug and Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (10:15am-10:30am)
Morgan Pinkerton, University of Florida

Snails and Slugs of Note (10:30am-10:45am)
Eric LeVeen, FDACS-DPI

Oak Pests and Pathogens, and Protect U.S. (10:45am-11:00am)
Informational Resources
Eric LeVeen, FDACS-DPI

Scouting Bok Tower Gardens (11:00am-11:45am)

Lunch (11:45am-12:30pm)

Hands-on Session (12:30pm-12:50pm)
Group Review of Pests and Pathogens Discussed
Review of Exotic Pest and Pathogen Identification Deck Resource

Break (12:50pm-1:00pm)

Tree Diseases-Palms and Oaks (1:00pm-1:30pm)
John Bonkowski, University of Florida

Collaborating Agencies and their Roles (1:30pm-1:40pm)
Sage Thompson, University of Florida

Sample submission, arthropod and disease samples (1:40pm-1:50pm)
Amanda Hodges, University of Florida

Conclusion and Post-Workshop Survey (1:50pm-2:00pm)
Amanda Hodges, University of Florida