Palm Management in the Florida Landscape

Date:  May 17-18, 2011 (2 days – Tuesday and Wednesday)

Time:  7:45 AM – 5:00 PM each day

Location:   University of Florida – IFAS

Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center

3205 College Avenue

Davie, FL 33314

Registration Fee:  $300, checks only, payable to the “University of Florida”

Reservations/Payment By:  May 1, 2011 (or until class fills up)

Enrollment Limit:  40 persons.  Enrollment will be limited to 3 persons per company

initially.  If space is still available after May 1, this enrollment cap will be lifted.

CEUs requested:  ISA, FNGLA and FDACS (pesticide license)

Topics

(classroom presentations and field trip to palm groves on site)

Ÿ Diagnosing Palm Problems                                      Ÿ Palm Insects

Ÿ Palm Anatomy and Growth                                     Ÿ Palm Diseases

Ÿ Physiological Disorders                                            Ÿ Normal Abnormalities

Ÿ Nutrient Deficiencies                                               Ÿ Fertilizer Formulations

Ÿ Sampling and Leaf Analysis                                    Ÿ Fertilizer Application Techniques

Ÿ Transplant Issues                                                      Ÿ Pruning Palms

 

Instructors:

  • Dr. Timothy Broschat, Palm Horticulturist, Nutrition and Fertilization
  • Dr. Monica Elliott, Palm Pathologist, Fungal Diseases
  • Dr. Robin Giblin-Davis, Palm Entomologist/Nematologist
  • Dr. Nigel Harrison, Palm Pathologist, Phytoplasma Diseases

For more information and to reserve your spot for “Palm School”, contact:

Dr. Monica Elliott

e-mail:  melliott@ufl.edu

phone:  954/577-6315

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