Each week, the editors scour the world wide web to find unique and informative content. This week’s selection is a video by Tennessee State University Extension Agent Joellen Dimond, in which she explains how to create a backyard butterfly garden!
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Each Issue, the editors find content of interest from the world wide web and feature it below. This week, our featured video is an interview with noted horticulturist Dr. William C. Welch, about his adventures discovering lost and forgotten rose cultivars across Texas and Louisiana.
Featured Video: Rustling Roses and History: With Texas A&M Extension Horticulturist Dr. William C. Welch, author of ‘Antique Roses for the South’
Citrus growers from across the Florida Panhandle, as well as southern Georgia and Alabama are invited to attend the 2019 Citrus Health Forum. The workshop will be held at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy (155 Research Road, Quincy, FL). Registration begins at 8:30 AM EST with the meeting starting at 9:00 AM and concluding at 3:00 PM. The workshop registration fee is $10 and includes refreshments and lunch.
A.M (all times Eastern)
9:00 Welcome – Dr. Glen Aiken, UF/IFAS NFREC-Center Director
9:15 Cold Hardy Citrus Varieties for North Florida – Dr. Pete Andersen, UF/IFAS NFREC Horticulture
9:45 Arthropod Pests of Citrus – Dr. Lauren Diepenbrock, UF/IFAS CREC Entomology
10:15 Unexpected Diaprepes abbreviatus Infestations in North Florida – Dr. Russ Mizell, UF/IFAS NFREC Entomology
10:45 Citrus Canker, Alternaria and Scab Diseases of Citrus – Dr. Megan M. Dewdney, UF/IFAS CREC Plant Pathology
11:15 Phytophthora Management and HLB Basics – Dr. Evan G. Johnson, UF/IFAS CREC Plant Pathology
12:45 Detection of HLB by Canines – Dr. Tim R. Gottwald, USDA Plant Pathology
1:10 Asian Citrus Psyllid Distribution and Management in North Florida – Xavier Martini, UF/IFAS NFREC Entomology
1:35 Enterprise Budgets for Satsuma in North Florida – Dr. Kevin R. Athearn, UF/IFAS Economist
2:00 Detection of HLB by Canines: Field Demonstration – Bill Moraitis, F1K9
To register, please contact Charlene at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 850-875-7105. For more information on the meeting, or to help sponsor the event, contact Xavier Martini at email@example.com or 850-875-7160.
Beekeepers Workshop & Trade Show March 29 & 30 2019
The University of Florida IFAS Extension and the Beekeeping in the Panhandle Working Group has once again teamed up to offer the 7th Annual Beekeeper’s Workshop & Tradeshow on March 29th and 30th at the Washington County Agriculture Center, 1424 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, FL 32428. The activities will take place from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Central each day and will include lunch.
This year’s event features: Hands-on open hive experiences, presentations on the latest in research-based beekeeping management practices, interaction with expert beekeepers, vendors with beekeeping equipment, and hive products. Door prizes will be available as well!
The registration fee for the event is $30 for one day or $50 for both days per person over 12, and $10 per day for kids 12 and under. (All Late Fees Waived)
Beekeeping Q&A and Door Prizes – 3:20-4:00pm