The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF-IFAS), in partnership with the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA), is internet hosting a Plant Health on the Go workshop on December 3. The occasion is a chance for greenhouse growers to study new plant well being administration strategies from horticulture consultants.
The workshop consists of lectures and hands-on demonstrations of organic management of pests, warmth tolerance, illness administration, weed administration, LED lighting, and root well being from UF–IFAS consultants at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) in Apopka.
Building on the success of the Greenhouse Training Online courses, UF–IFAS professor and Extension specialist Paul Fisher wished to convey the programs to life and supply face-to-face instruction.
“This workshop can be useful for anybody producing crops in containers or hydroponics in a protected atmosphere,” Fisher says. “This consists of ornamentals in container nurseries, meals crops in a greenhouse, and indoor rising of leafy greens or microgreens. Plant well being subjects apply to all kinds of crops, and we’ll focus on strategies which can be related throughout the board.”
Over the final 20 years, UF/IFAS has held a poinsettia cultivar day in Gainesville every December. For the first time this 12 months, the poinsettia day can be changed with the Plant Health Workshop. UF college students in Gainesville will proceed to have a poinsettia sale for the public on December 6 and 7.
“There have been many interesting new developments in horticulture and other ornamental crops, so we want to ensure our program supports a wide range of growers,” Fisher mentioned. “Opportunities for networking, hands-on actions, and face-to-face interplay had been vital elements of the poinsettia occasion, and we are not looking for to lose that profit.”
The occasion is a part of the FNGLA’s “Education on the Go” sequence to convey academic classes to growers’ backyards.
“FNGLA has such a robust partnership with UF on many ranges throughout many segments of the trade,” says Linda Reindl FNGLA’s Director of Education. “Whether it’s working with the Orange County Extension workplace to coordinate the Florida Flower Trials or with the primary campus for our certification applications, we make the most of experience from UF workers and college and are lucky our members can profit from them.”
Click here to register for the Plant Health On The Go occasion.