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Mealybugs in Ornamental Crops

Mealybugs in Ornamental Crops
Event on 2017-06-29 08:50:00
Come and learn about mealybugs in ornamental crops.They damage both foliage and flowers of many ornamental plants.We will provide this workshop to answer some of the following questions:  How does a mealybug look like in a plant? Where should I be looking for mealybug in my plants? What insecticides are recommended for mealybug control? If you want to learn about these and more questions, you are invited to attend our Mealybugs in Ornamentals Crops workshop, where we will cover this insect's identification and symptoms on plants and their control We set limited spaces for a better learning experience on ID/Management and hands-on exercises. Please note that walk-in registrations are highly discouraged due to space/personnel limitations. (we will do it over our UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center. Walk-ins are not guaranteed admission to the session. An additional class may be added based on need (waiting list). For questions, contact UF/IFAS Extension agent: Vanessa Campoverde (evcampoverde@ufl.edu) This class is being offered every other year. Agenda:  8:45-9:00:      Coffee and Registration.  9:00-9:10:      Introduction to the program  9:10-10:30:    How to identify mealybug and their damage 10:30-10:55:   Sampling/Scouting techniques for mealybug 10:55-11:05    Break &refreshments 11:05-11:30    Hands-on practice with mealybug samples 11:30-11:50    Management of mealybug in ornamental crops 11:50-12:00    Final remarks and CEUS (FNGLA,FDACS)   Tickets are not refundable after June 12 and categories of CEU will be posted 2 weeks before the class once they are approved by the Department of Ag and other institutions.

at UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC)
18905 S.W. 280 Street
Homestead, United States

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