Blueberry Plant in Field

Credit: UF/IFAS Archive

 

UF/IFAS and FAMU Extension in Gadsden County are planning a Small Fruit Entomology Forum in Quincy at the NFREC (155 Research Road) on April 5th. This event is open to local small fruit producers who are interested in learning about entomology and pest management. This year’s forum will focus on blueberry entomology pest management. There will be CEU hours for licensed pesticide applicators. The cost for the forum is $10 and individuals can register through the event registration page on Eventbrite, or use the QR code on the flyer below.

Agenda

(times are in EST)

8:30 am    Registration

 

9:00 am    Welcome

 

9:15 am    Management of Spotted Wing Drosophila; Dr. Lauren Diepenbrock , UF/IFAS

 

9:45 am    Management of Key Pests in Southern Highbush and

                  Rabbiteye Blueberries; Dr. Oscar Liburd, UF/IFAS

 

10:15 am    Break

 

10:30 am    Rabbiteye Blueberry Production in Florida; Dr. Philippe Douglas, UF/IFAS

 

11:00 am    Pollination Management in Blueberry; Dr. John Ternest, UF/IFAS

 

11:30 am    Trade Show/Sponsor Talk

 

12:00 pm    Lunch

 

 

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