Tuesday, May 31, 2011

FW: CEU Question Set 19 - Learn Pesticide Buzzwords



From: Christopher Bunting [mailto:tccjb3@juno.com]
Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2011 10:30 AM
To: Henry,Mary Beth; klgreen@meistermedia.com; fgiles@meistermedia.com
Subject: CEU Question Set 19 - Learn Pesticide Buzzwords


Answers submitted by Christopher Bunting:
ceu_question1: B
ceu_question2: C
ceu_question3: A
ceu_question4: D
ceu_question5: C
ceu_question6: A
ceu_question7: B
ceu_question8: C
ceu_question9: A
ceu_question10: B
firstname: Christopher
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phone: 561-992-7799

Friday, May 27, 2011

ARS Newslink

Web links to stories issued May 23-27, 2011

ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
May 27, 2011


Survey reports on bee losses during the 2010/2011 winter:
Total losses from managed honey bee colonies nationwide were 30 percent from all causes for the 2010/2011 winter, according to the annual survey conducted by ARS and the Apiary Inspectors of America. (5/23) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2011/110523.htm

Why keeping dairy cows outside the barn is better for the environment:
Computer simulation studies by ARS scientists suggest that a dairy cow living year-round in the great outdoors may leave a markedly smaller ecological hoofprint than her more sheltered sisters. (5/24) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2011/110524.htm

Pinpointing why blueberries burst:
ARS researchers and a university colleague have identified several factors that play a role in blueberry splitting, a significant problem that can cause losses of $300 to $500 per acre. (5/26) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2011/110526.htm


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FFVA Labor meeting invitation

FFVA District Meeting to focus on labor issues.

Date: June 8, 2011

Time: 12pm

Location: Gulf Coast Research and Education Center
14625 CR 672, Wimauma


Other district meetings to be held on June 8 in Immokalee, and June 9 in Belle Glade. See attached schedule for details.


This meeting will feature guest speaker Guest David Stefany of the law firm Allen, Norton and Blue will discuss labor-related issues that affect agriculture. Topics will include: 
• I-9 audits 
• Social Security no-match letters
• E-verify
• Updates on new federal legislation

The meetings are complimentary, and lunch is provided.  Advance registration is required so we can have an accurate headcount for meal arrangements. Please contact FFVA at (321) 214-5200 for more details or if you have questions.


Click here to register for the June 8 meeting at GCREC: http://ffvadistrict2meeting.eventbrite.com/






Crystal A. Snodgrass

University of Florida

Manatee County Extension Service

1303 17th Street West

Palmetto, FL  34221


FAX: 941-721-6608


IFAS in the news, 5/27

Good morning. Have a great weekend, but be careful out there! Here is today's IFAS news.

Columbia County looking for people to test area water http://northfloridaherald.com/news/article_3bd70abe-8805-11e0-8cc1-001cc4c002e0.html

Family inadvertently eats plants sprayed with herbicides (Alachua) http://northfloridaherald.com/news/features/article_5e1965be-8804-11e0-b6b3-001cc4c002e0.html

Cuban pumpkin takes the heat in summer veggie bed (Hillsborough) http://www2.tbo.com/lifestyles/home-and-garden/2011/may/26/cuban-pumpkin-takes-the-heat-in-summer-veggie-bed-ar-232938/

Other news (mostly local):

Why is America the 'no-vacation nation'?

Another moon stunner: Its interior is wet, too http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43185003/ns/technology_and_science-space/

Items for UF, SFC among those vetoed by Gov. Scott http://www.gainesville.com/article/20110526/ARTICLES/110529635/1109/sports?Title=Items-for-UF-SFC-among-those-vetoed-by-Gov-Scott

Biotech event illustrates local optimism over UF spinoffs http://www.gainesville.com/article/20110526/ARTICLES/110529620/-1/entertainment?Title=Biotech-event-illustrates-local-optimism-over-UF-spinoffs

SFC students to have bus deal similar to UF's http://www.gainesville.com/article/20110526/ARTICLES/110529614/1139?Title=SFC-students-to-have-bus-deal-similar-to-UF-s

Big boating weekend ahead; FWC urges safety

Hundreds turn out for procession honoring fallen soldier

Corn Silage and Forage Field Day

2011 UF/UGA Corn Silage and Forage Field Day

June 16, 2011

University of Georgia - Tifton Campus

Tifton, GA

7:30     Registration

8:00     Welcome and Introductions

Dr. Joe West, Assistant Dean, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia – Tifton Campus


8:15     Tour variety test plots

9:40-10:20       Educational Stops

A.     Agronomic Issues:

Improving nitrogen fertilizer use – Dr. Glen Harris, UGA, Tifton

Update on weed control in corn and forage sorghum – Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA, Tifton


B.     Forage Preservation:

Inoculants for preserving corn and bermudagrass forages – Dr. Adegbola Adesogan, UFL, Gainesville

Reducing DM and nutrient loss in high moisture forage – Mr. Oscar Queiroz, UFL, Gainesville


C.     Forage Utilization:

Use of byproduct to supplement forages for beef cattle - Dr. Lawton Stewart, UGA, Athens

Use of byproducts to reduce feed cost in dairy rations – Dr. Charlie Staples, UFL, Gainesville

10:20   Break

10:40-11:30     Education Stops (repeat sessions)

11:30   Visit exhibitors

12:15   Lunch

1:00     Field Demonstrations at Dairy Research Center

A.     Reducing feeding losses of hay – Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA, Athens

B.     Processing baleage and hay for use in TMR, Dr. John Bernard, Tifton


More Information on website http://animal.ifas.ufl.edu/extension/CSFD/CSFD- Directions Exit 64 on I-75, north on Hwy 41 to RDC Drive, turn West and park at UGA-Tifton Campus Conference Center.  Shuttles will transport to registration and exhibit area.




Mary Beth Henry

Small Farms/Pesticide Licensing

Extension Agent I, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County

1702 HWY. 17 S, Bartow, FL 33831 T: 863.519.8677 x 102  F: 863.534.0001

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PMN Update #112



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Plant Management Network News
Number 112: May 26, 2011

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From the Network

Two Focus on Corn Webcasts Developed

The Plant Management Network is proud to announce the development of two new webcasts for the Focus on Corn resource:

Residue Management, Nitrogen, and Tillage in Corn
This presentation by Dr. Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois, will help viewers consider harvesting corn stalk residue after grain harvest for use as biofuel.  Basic information about residue is presented, along with results of a study on the effects of residue removal, tillage, and nitrogen on continuous corn grain yields.  Also discussed are other management factors that might need to change if residue is removed, and the effects of removal on sustainability of the continuous corn system.

Weed Competition in Corn
Weed competition in corn has reemerged as an important management consideration as herbicide use patterns in corn have changed with the adoption of Roundup Ready and Liberty Link hybrids.   As a result, growers are observing more fields with early-season weed infestations, and hidden yield losses are occurring because postemergence herbicides are applied later than the optimal timing. In this presentation, Dr. Bill Johnson of Purdue University discusses the aspects of weed competition in corn, nitrogen accumulation by weeds, and the effect of various management strategies on corn yield potential. 

New Focus on Soybean Webcast

Practical Uses for Soybean Physiology,” by Chad Lee, University of Kentucky, will help viewers understand physiology in the context of yield.  Section one provides an overview of key stages in soybean growth and development. Section two covers stress.  Not all stress is equal, and stress applied at different stages within soy development results in different yields. Section three covers management of light in soybean through seeding rates. Soybeans at lower plant populations allow for high light interception--and yield.

Latest Focus on Potato Webcast

This presentation, White Mold of Potato by Dennis Johnson at Washington State University, provides an overview and management tactics of white mold, or Sclerotinia stem rot, of potato. It will help viewers understand how white mold can be better managed by modifying the canopy environment and by timing control tactics based on the disease cycle. The presentation offers images of the disease, explains the cause, and defines environmental and plant developmental factors that lead to the disease.

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The Plant Management Network can build solid impact for your research grant outreach efforts through its professional webcasting.  Your presentations are given a home in PMN’s Education Center, are made fully open access, and are promoted through various media channels.  We can also integrate surveys and other outreach communications into your talk. PMN offers time- and cost-efficiency, hosting on a credible, neutral website; a convenient production process; and the ability to reach thousands of practitioners. Contact editorialoffice@plantmanagementnetwork.org to learn more.

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New Articles from . . .
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Crop Management


Effect of Acifluorfen and Lactofen Application Timing on Peanut Injury and Yield     Summary | Article

Wheat Grain Yield Responses to Seeding Date and Rate Under Rainfed Conditions in Texas     Summary | Article

Agronomic Responses and Lodging of Three Spring Wheat Cultivars to Trinexapac-ethyl     Summary | Article


Ignite Herbicide Label Change Now Provides Greater Value for LibertyLink Soybean Growers     Article

Farmers Should Take Steps to Reduce Spring Herbicide Spray Drift     Article

Wet Spring Conditions Underscore Value of Starter Fertilizer Program     Article

Freezing Temperatures Could Affect Wheat in Boot, Heading Stages     Article

How Much Nitrogen is Left     Article

Planting Into Wet Soils Can Cause Sidewall Compaction     Article

High Heat and Winds Could Reduce Wheat Yields     Article

Rediscovering Sound Soil Management     Article

Managing a Late Start to Soybean Planting     Article

New Bt-Cry1F & Bt-Cry34Ab1 Dual Trait ELISA for HERCULEX XTRA Seed Corn     Article

Nitrogen Losses May Only Be Minimal During Wet Weather     Article

New Spreadsheet Helps Farmers Make Wise Decisions     Article

AgriLife Extension Specialist: Cotton Planting Should Be Delayed in Times of Drought     Article

Cool Season Crops Should Be Planted Soon     Article

Gowan Company, LLC and SDS Biotech K.K. Reach Agreement on US Development & Marketing Rights to a New Rice Herbicide, Benzobicyclon     Article


Applied Turfgrass Science


Plant Growth Regulator Selection and Application Rate Influence Annual Bluegrass Control in Creeping Bentgrass Putting Greens     Summary | Article

Nitrogen Fertility for Establishment of Velvet and Creeping Bentgrass Fairways and Tees     Summary | Article

Indaziflam Utilization for Controlling Problematic Turfgrass Weeds     Summary | Article


Garden Expert Gives Pointers for Saving Lawns, Landscape Plants During Drought     Article

Mowing Too Short Can Harm Your Lawn     Article


Plant Health Progress


A New Pathogenic Race of Tilletia caries Possessing the Broadest Virulence Spectrum of Existing Races     Summary | Article

Efficacy of Fungicides and Biopesticides for Management of Phytophthora Crown and Root Rot of Gerber Daisy     Summary | Article


Growers Need to Stay Vigilant for Soybean Aphids in 2011      Article

Pecan Growers Need to Examine Their Crop for the Presence of a Significant Nut Pest      Article

Mitigating Mummy Berry Disease of Blueberry      Article

Harvest Stressed Alfalfa Before Leaf Drop Occurs     Article

Stink Bug Control: Section 2(ee) Recommendations for Lannate, Vydate L      Article

Wheat Disease Management Reaches Critical Stage; Spray Timing Key      Article

Late Planting's Impact on Corn and Soybean Insects      Article

Specialist: Scout for Diseases Before Applying Fungicide      Article

National Pesticide Information Center Launches New Website     Article

University of Florida: Insecticide Resistance Developing in Psyllid That Carries Citrus Disease      Article

Fact Sheet on Dealing with Asparagus Miner Available from MSU Extension Bookstore     Article

Crop and Pest Report Available From NDSU      Article

Penn State Researchers Develop Stink Bug Monitoring Tool     Article

Soybeans Can Benefit From Fungicide Seed Treatment     Article

Stamina F3 Cereals fungicide seed treatment from BASF receives EPA registration      Article

Presidio Fungicide Registered for Use on Potato      Article

Corn Insect Forecast Tool Enhanced For 2011 Season     Article

SDSU helps to Develop Integrated Pest Management Website and iPod Application     Article


Forage and Grazinglands


Managing Nitrogen for Crabgrass Hay Production     Summary | Article

Beef Cows Grazing Fescue Respond to Yeast Culture Supplementation During the Latter Stages of Lactation and Grazing Season     Summary | Article

Forage Yield of Grass-alfalfa and Grass-forage Kochia Mixtures on Semiarid Rangelands     Summary | Article

Nitrogen Rate and Application Timing Affect the Yield and Risk Associated with Stockpiling Tall Fescue for Winter Grazing     Summary | Article


Alfalfa, Pastures Suffer From Heavy Rainfall, Saturated Soils     Article

Clueless in the Pasture? New Research Points to Learning Curve      Article

Plan Early to Evacuate Cattle Safely, Quickly     Article

New Strategy Aims to Reduce Agricultural Ammonia      Article

Meet Animal Feed Needs With Proper Hay Harvest Timing      Article

Organic Farmers Harvest Benefits From Forages      Article



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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

ARS Newslink

Web links to stories issued May 16-20, 2011 ___________________________________________

ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
May 20, 2011

Mitigating mummy berry disease:
ARS scientists and cooperators are studying blueberry varieties to find out which ones resist the fungus Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi, which causes "mummy berry" disease. (5/17) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2011/110517.htm

Cattle feed ingredient scrutinized:
ARS researchers are investigating the relation between use of a feed ingredient called "wet distiller's grains with solubles" and the incidence and persistence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in cattle manure and on the animals' hides. (5/19) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2011/110519.htm


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GI-BMP Class to be taught in Spanish at Hillsborough Extension

Hi All,


I have attached flyers in both English and Spanish language promoting the GI-BMP class to be taught in Spanish at the UF/IFAS Hillsborough County Extension Service on July 19, 2011. I will greatly appreciate your distributing and/or making the class information available to your clientele who are Spanish speaking or have employees with English as their second language.




Susan Haddock

Commercial Hort/IPM/Small Farms Agent

Hillsborough County Extension


(813)744-5519 ext. 103


IFAS in the news, 5/25

Good morning -- Here is your mid-week IFAS news:

Marine science, money camps offered at ag center (Brevard) http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20110525/NEWS0309/105250305/Marine-science-money-camps-offered-ag-center

UF expert: Summer vacation fun can be less expensive than you think http://news.ufl.edu/2011/05/24/cheap-vacations/

Prepare plants and trees before storm season (Miami-Dade) http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/05/25/2226217/prepare-plants-and-trees-before.html

Officials: Treated Waste From Sewer Plants No Threat to Public Health (Polk County) http://www.theledger.com/article/20110524/NEWS/110529665/1134?p=1&tc=pg

Drones Tested for Agriculture Use

Pearls should be found in the sea, not the ground (Santa Rosa) http://www.srpressgazette.com/news/ground-13072-most-northwest.html

4-H public speaking contest held (Clay)

Spring Fling puts gardening tips in the hands of event patrons (Flagler) http://www.news-journalonline.com/lifestyle/home-and-garden/2011/05/25/spring-fling-puts-gardening-tips-in-the-hands-of-event-patrons.html

Five Things To Know Today: Wetland Walk, Trivia Night, New Superhero Flick in Redbox (Pinellas - #4) http://largo.patch.com/articles/five-things-to-know-today-wetland-walk-trivia-night-new-superhero-flick-in-redbox


Gators stage marvelous comeback, win national championship http://www.alligator.org/sports/tennis/article_b013e0b4-868e-11e0-beda-001cc4c002e0.html

Flights canceled as volcanic ash touches Scotland http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9NDVGOG1.htm

USDA lowers pork's safe cooking temp

Two local projects among those on list of 'turkeys'

UF scientists devise new way to analyze epidemics http://news.ufl.edu/2011/05/24/tracking/

Announcing the 2011 Southeast Herbicide Applicator Conference




Southeast Herbicide Applicator Conference



October 3-5, 2011
Edgewater Beach Resort
Panama City Beach, Florida







Register today for the 2011 Southeast Herbicide Applicator Conference!


The Southeast Herbicide Applicator Conference provides continuing education credits for herbicide and pesticide applicators from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina,Tennessee and Texas.The conference's instruction will focus on Aquatic, Right-of-Way, Natural Areas, and CORE (General Standards) instruction.


SEHAC will benefit anyone who conducts weed control in canals, lakes, water retention ponds,  rivers, parks, highway rights-of-way or transmission lines.  It will also serve those who are employed by a public agency or private company and are responsible for vegetation management along right-of-ways and in natural areas.

For additional information and updates on the conference, please bookmark and visit our website www.conference.ifas.ufl.edu/sehac.


Register Online Today! 

Registration is open for the 2011 Southeast Herbicide Applicator Conference.   

The registration fee provides each attendee full participation in the educational program; conference materials; morning, mid-day and afternoon refreshments; Monday's Networking Social; Tuesday's boxed lunch; and the Tuesday evening Welcome Reception.


Early Registration Fee

(By August 8, 2011)


Regular Registration Fee
(By September 6, 2011)


Late Registration Fee
(After September 6, 2011)


Guest Fee

(10 years of age and older)


The Guest Fee is not for use by co-workers and only provides access to evening functions and the Tuesday Boxed Lunch.


To register for the conference, simply Click Here and follow the instructions posted on our website. You can register online and pay with a credit card or check, or even generate an invoice for submission to your agency for payment.


Conference CEUs

Need CEUs in Aquatics, Right-of-Way, Natural Areas, Forestry, CORE, or Private Application for multiple states? Then this conference is for you!

In previous years SEHAC has received re-certification credits from Alabama, Florida, Georgia,Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. So regardless of where you work in the southeast, we have you covered.

Once the conference agenda has been confirmed we will begin posting approvals from the various states so be sure to check the website regularly. 


Sponsor the 2011 Southeast Herbicide Applicator Conference

Sponsor by JULY 1 in order to be featured in our printed announcement that reaches more than 4000 applicators and companies across the Southeast!

This training will host more than 200 herbicide applicators who are responsible for invasive plant control in canals, lakes, water retention ponds, golf course ponds, rivers, parks, highway rights-of-ways and transmission lines in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina,Tennessee and Texas.

If you would like more information on how your organization can support this important educational event, please visit the sponsor information portion of the website.

Click Here to Sponsor 


Should you have any questions about the 2011 Southeast Herbicide Applicator Conference, please feel free to call on me personally.   

On behalf of the Organizing Committee,

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Conference Coordinator   

University of Florida, IFAS
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Edgewater Beach Resort

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The Edgewater Beach Resort will be hosting the training for the Southeast Herbicide Applicator Conference and is pleased to offer the following reduced conference rates:


1 BR Villa: $87 per night
2 BR Villa: $112 per night

3 BR Villa: $153 per night

1 BR Gulf Front Condo: $123

2 BR Gulf Front Condo: $153

3 BR Gulf Front Condo: $190


All rates are subject to state and local taxes, currently at 12.11% plus a 1% city tax.


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University of Florida
IFAS Center for Aquatic
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Dr. Fred Fishel
University of Florida
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Dr. Jay Ferrell
University of Florida
IFAS Agronomy Department


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