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Summer Foliage Forum – July 24th, 2018

Three times each year, the UF/IFAS Extension Volusia County Commercial Horticulture program offers educational classes for the cut greens industry. Top researchers and speakers from the University of Florida present current research and timely topics that update growers and professionals on new issues that impact them. One such event is the Summer Foliage Forum. On July 24th, William Lusher, Director of the Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) will start the program providing a look back at the last decade of weather patterns, rainfall, temperatures, and wind speed, in the Pierson-Barberville and Seville area of Florida. Lusher will explain potential trends in climate, and will lead an open discussion of disease incidence prevention with pesticide scheduling in the field to avoid environmental contamination of our natural resources.

Dr. David Norman, Professor, Plant Pathology, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research & Education Center in Apopka, FL will discuss updates on disease control on cut greens and leather leaf fern, registered products to use and preventing disease incidence in further outbreaks. You won’t want to miss it.

An advisory meeting will follow the forum in which Karen Stauderman, UF/IFAS Extension Volusia County agent will report on a Central Florida Macadamia  and present the results from a youth entrepreneurial fund raising event through New Smyrna Beach Future Farmers of America event mimicking the cut foliage industry. This program offers 2 CEUs (2 from PVT/O&T/LCLM/LLO/or CLO).

Event time starts:  9:00 am

Location to the Summer Foliage Forum: UF/IFAS Extension Volusia County, 3100 East New York Avenue, DeLand, FL 32724

RSVP Karen if attending at kstauderman@ufl.edu or by telephone (386) 822-5778. The event is free.

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