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Special Interest and CEU Event: The Science of Southern Gardens

That southern charm feeling may in fact be attributed to the beautiful botanicals finding comfort in southern climates. The Science of Southern Gardens will explore the plants from the past to the flowers of the future. Plant scientists with the USDA and Southern Land Grant Universities will deliver engaging presentations about plants, pests, adaptability, and breeding from our founding fathers to the future!

FNGLA works with industry, research, and extension to evaluate different plants in landscapes across Central Florida!  Troy, Dave, and Tia keep the gardens flourishing here at UF/IFAS Extension Orange County.

WHAT:  The Science of Southern Gardens

WHEN:  Friday, August 7, 2020 from 8:45 am- 12:30 pm

WHERE:  Virtual via Zoom Webinar

COST:  Free!

PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED:  https://ufl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cv3CdRXpQjiFkZiGF8DZfA

CEUs Approved

CEUs Approved in the following categories in Florida: 3.5 PA, 3.5 OT, 3.5 LLO, 3.5 LCLM, 3.5 CLO, 3.5 D+R, pending FNGLA

Pesticide licensees from Florida can receive continuing education units by attending the entire program indicated by preregistering, participating in the chat box when prompted, and then by responding to a follow up survey.

Agenda

8:45- 9:00 am:  Welcome & Introductions, Hannah Wooten, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County , Commercial Horticulture

9:00- 9:30 am:  Crapemyrtle Bark Scale: Be on the Lookout!, Mengmeng Gu, Associate Professor & Extension Ornamental Horticulturist, Texas A&M University

9:30- 10:00 am:  Breeding New Ornamental Plants at the U.S. National Arboretum, Lisa Alexander, Research Geneticist, U.S. National Arboretum, TSU Nursery Crop Research Station 

10:00- 10:30 am:  Rose Rosette and Other Diseases Threaten Florida Roses, Gary Knox, Professor of Environmental Horticulture, Nursery Crops Extension Specialist, UF/IFAS- NFREC

10:30- 11:00 am:  Plants that Have Survived the Test of Time… from Thomas Jefferson to Your Landscape, Matthew Chappell, Professor of Horticulture, University of Georgia, Extension Horticulture

11:00- 11:30 am:  Animal Compost Substrate Research at University of Kentucky, Win Dunwell, Extension Horticulture Specialist, University of Kentucky, UK- REC

11:30- 12:00 pm:  Climate Change Impacts on Plant Development and Specification for Sustainable 21st Century Built Environments, Mike Arnold, Professor of Landscape Horticulture & Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs, Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University

12:00- 12:30 pm:  All America Selections Winners and Other Outstanding Plants in the South Mississippi Branch Experiment Station Trial Garden, Patricia Knight, Research Professor, Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture, Mississippi State University, South Mississippi Branch Experiment Station

More information

This presentation is intended for horticultural professionals, Master Gardener volunteers, and serious plant enthusiasts. There is a 500 seat capacity for this webinar. A follow up survey is required for FDACS pesticide CEUs, and is encouraged for other participants to provide feedback.

Thank you to my co-hosts Juanita Popenoe, UF/IFAS Extension Multi-County Fruit Crops Agent, and John Roberts, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Master Gardener Coordinator for assisting with class management. And a huge thanks to the all of the scientists sharing your research and passion for plants!

Contact Hannah Wooten at hwooten@ufl.edu if you have questions!