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Florida First Detector: Bok Tower Gardens

The Biosecurity Research and Extension Lab will be at Bok Tower Gardens on February 22nd for a Florida First Detector training workshop. This event is open to anyone interested in learning more about invasive species and how to manage ornamental pests and diseases. Master Gardeners, small farmers, and nursery growers are especially encouraged to attend.

This event is approved for Continuing Education Units for the following categories:

  • Forest pest control
  • Ag row crop pest control
  • Private applicator ag pest control
  • Ornamental and turf pest control
  • Limited certification lawn and ornamental
  • 487 General standards/Core
  • 482 General standards/Core
  • Natural Area weed Mgmt
  • Demonstration and research
  • Limited certification commercial landscape maint.

This event is included free with admission to Bok Tower Gardens! RSVP is required to attend. Please use the link below to register at the Bok Tower Gardens website.

Florida First Detector Training Workshop

AGENDA
Welcome

Greg Kramer, Bok Towers

9:00-9:05am
Introduction and Pre-workshop Survey

Amanda Hodges, University of Florida

9:05-9:25am
Introduction to the Florida First Detector Program

Amanda Hodges, University of Florida

9:25-9:45am
Scale, Mealybug, and Whitefly Pest Management

Alicia Kelley and Sage Thompson, University of Florida

9:45-10:15am
Aphids on Ornamental Plants

Lyle Buss, University of Florida

10:15-10:40am
Biological Control in Protected Agriculture

Amanda Hodges and Sage Thompson, University of Florida

10:40-11:10am
Boxwood Blight

Jodi Hansen, FDACS-DPI

11:10-11:40am
Time to look at specimens 11:40-12pm
Lunch 12-12:45pm
Oak Pests and Pathogens

Morgan Pinkerton, University of Florida

12:45-1:15pm
Sri Lankan Weevil

Greg Kramer, Bok Towers

1:15-1:30pm
Pest Walk

All Speakers

1:30-2:15pm
Sample Submission

Lyle Buss, University of Florida

2:15-2:35pm
Conclusion and Post Survey

Amanda Hodges, University of Florida

2:35-3:00pm