I could not be more excited to share this highly anticipated, long awaited UF/IFAS Extension Palm Short Course in Orlando and in person! Palms are prized in the landscape and people notice when they look pathetic. There is a science to growing palms and managing them in the landscape. There are also new diseases and phytoplasmas capable of killing a plethora of pricey palms. Would you even believe me if I said that nutritional issues are one of the biggest reasons palms decline? UF/IFAS Palm Researchers and Palm Experts will be sharing the latest palm science at the upcoming short course.
WHAT: UF/IFAS Palm Short Course
WHEN: Friday, February 25th, 2022. Breakfast at 7:00 am. Concludes at 3:30 pm.
WHERE: UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, 6021 S. Conway Rd., Orlando, FL 32812
COST: $150, includes breakfast and lunch
CEUs (submitted pending approval): ISA, LIAF, 6 FNGLA, 3 Core 487, 3 Core 482, 3 PA, 3 Ag Tree, 3 OT, 3 LUF, 3 LCLM, 3 LLO, 3 CLO
7:30-7:45 Welcome–Hannah Wooten, UF/IFAS Extension Agent of Commercial Horticulture
8:00-9:00 Session 1 “Challenges and successes in palm conservation”–Dr. Patrick Griffith, Montgomery Botanical Garden
Rotating Sessions – 2,3,4
9:00-10:00 Session 2 “Palm Pruning and Related Cultural Practices”–Dr. Michael Orfanedes, UF/IFAS
11:00-11:15 Break–Drinks and Snacks in the Pavilion
10:15-11:15 Session 3 “Palm Lethal Decline Phytoplasmas and Their Vectors in the Caribbean and Southeastern United States”–Dr. Brian Bahder, UF/IFAS
11:15-12:15 Session 4 “Diagnostics and Management of Fungal Diseases of Palms”–Dr. Braham Dhillon
12:15-1:00 Lunch- Mission BBQ- Pavilion
1:00-2:00 Session 5 “Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Landscape Palms and Why”–Dr. Kimberly Moore, UF/IFAS
2:00-3:00 Session 6 “Upcoming Palm and Ornamental Research: An Overview of Alternative Fertilizer, Amendment, and Irrigation Sources & Their Effects on Palm Species”–Dr. Mica McMillan
3:00-3:15 Snack and Post Test Survey
If you have questions about the program, contact Dr. Mica McMillan: email@example.com
We cannot wait to see you on Friday, February 25th!