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Category: Horticulture

Free Organic farm practices Workshop in Homestead: 01/05/15

NCAT’s Gulf States office, in partnership with Quality Certification Services (QCS) of Gainesville, Florida, is offering a series of workshops about organic certification for producers in the Gulf States region. Three workshops are slated for Florida, with the… Read More

APHIS Establishes Two Additional Regulated Area in Florida for Giant African Snail

APHIS Establishes Two Additional Regulated Area in Florida for Giant African Snail (Lissachatina fulica, formerly Achatina fulica) To: State and Territory Agricultural Regulatory Officials   The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is notifying stakeholders of one… Read More

Commercial Growers: Poinsettia Field Day!

Poinsettia Trial for Commercial Horticulture Growers: Event:             Industry Poinsettia Trial Field Day Host:   University of Florida (UF)/Institute of Food and Ag. Sciences (IFAS) Extension When: Tuesday, December 9, 9.15am to 2 pm Where: University of Florida… Read More

FREE unwanted pesticide collection:OPERATION CLEANSWEEP 2014

Operation Cleansweep is a program offered by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) for collecting and disposing unwanted pesticides from commercial pesticide users – such as farms, ranches, nurseries, golf courses, pest control companies, etc…. Read More

US. Secretary of Agriculture Visit to UF/IFAS Extension office in Miami-Dade County on 10/02/14

Tom Vilsack , the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture will visit the Agricultural community and for that reason, a meeting open to the Public and Media will be be hosted at the University of Florida (UF)/IFAS Miami-Dade County Extension… Read More

Spring 2014 Ornamental Plant Disease Update & Management Workshop

to update nursery growers, landscapers interested individuals on the latest and best management practices for tackling current ornamental fungal and bacterial plant diseases and to prevent some new ones for this next season. The workshop will be held… Read More

Webinar Feb 4: Insights from an Organic Certifier

Participate in this webinar to hear insights and stories from an organic certifier concerning inspections and common issues with a focus on conservation practices related to certification. This webinar will briefly discuss the process of organic certification including… Read More