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CEU Day-Landscape University

What kind of nutritional problems are common on palms? What happens to pesticides after they have been applied? How do I grow a quality turfgrass that can outcompete the weeds and disease? This day long class will cover the answers to these questions and more!

WHAT: CEU Day – Landscape University

WHEN: Wednesday, October 6th, from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

WHERE: UF/IFAS Extension Lake County, 1951 Woodlea Rd., Tavares, FL 32778

COST: $50

PRE-REGISTRATION: lakehorticultureandpesticide.eventbrite.com

CEUs APPROVED: 4 Category (CLO, LLO, LCLM, PA, OT, D&R, LUF) plus 2 CORE

Agenda

9:00 – 9:50 AM – ESTABLISHING PEST MANAGEMENT GOALS FOR YOUR CLIENTELE

9:50 – 10:40 AM – THE PESTICIDE BREAKDOWN

10:50 – 11:40 AM – DEAD PALMS TELL NO TALES

11:40 – 12:30 – PESTICIDES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

12:30 – 1:30 – LUNCH

1:30 – 2:20 PM – THE GRASS CLASS

2:40 – 3:30 PM – THE GRASS CLASS PART II & FAQS

Per the University of Florida, “In light of recent CDC recommendations, face coverings, though not required, are EXPECTED IN ALL UF FACILITIES, even if you are vaccinated.”

Speakers

Dr. Morgan Pinkerton is the UF/IFAS Extension Agent in Seminole County for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems. She is a graduate of the Doctor of Plant Medicine program and has had extensive training in pesticides and IPM. She is the pesticide exam coordinator for the county and is responsible for organizing and teaching CEU opportunities for FDACS pesticide license applicators.

Brooke Moffis is the UF/IFAS Extension Agent in Lake County for Commercial Horticulture and Florida Friendly Landscaping. She served the public and landscape industry for 14 years as the UF/IFAS Residential Horticulture Agent in Lake and Sumter Counties, which included oversight of Discovery Gardens in Tavares. Previous to her employment with Extension, she managed integrated pest management operations for the Land Pavilion at EPCOT. She earned her Bachelor’s in Horticulture from Tennessee Tech and her Master’s in Entomology and Nematology from the University of Florida.

Hannah Wooten, UF/IFAS Extension Agent of Commercial Horticulture in Orange County, provides education to support a vibrant green industry and a sustainable food system. Trainings and partnerships promote environmental stewardship using integrated pest management, and urban farming education with an emphasis on hydroponics. Through strategic scientific communication, Hannah aims to cultivate beautiful sustainable landscapes across Central Florida. Hannah has more than 10 years of experience as a professional horticulturalist, 5 of those years with UF/ IFAS Extension. Her education includes a BS in Landscape and Nursery Horticulture from UF and a MS in Agroecology from UF.

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Blog co-authored by Morgan Pinkerton and Brooke Moffis.