Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Upcoming Programs

Upcoming programs of interest


8/27 Core and Private Applicator Pesticide Training and Exams: The next program will be held at Hillsborough County Extension Service in Seffner. Please click here for more info and registration.



9/8 Tomato Food Safety Workshop: 1:30pm, Ritz Carlton, Naples, FL. Please see attachment for registration information.


9/9 Tomato Institute: Great presentations this year for tomato growers. CEUs pending approval. Please see the agenda below.



The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Florida

September 9, 2015/PRO 531


MODERATOR: Monica Ozores-Hampton, UF/IFAS, Immokalee


9:00     Welcome – Dr. Calvin Arnold, UF/IFAS, SWFREC, Immokalee.


9:10     State of the industry – Reggie Brown, Florida Tomato Committee, Maitland.


9:20     Recent progress in TYLCV resistance breeding and implications for tomato varieties of the future - Samuel Hutton, UF/IFAS, GCREC, Wimauma.


9:40     Controlled-release fertilizer as a BMP for tomato production – Monica Ozores-Hampton, UF/IFAS, SWFREC, Immokalee.


10:00   Economic and environmental aspects of alternative plasticulture bed geometry – Sanjay Shukla, UF/IFAS, SWFREC, Immokalee.


10:20   Supplemental fumigation strategies for the management of soilborne diseases in tomato production - Gary Vallad, UF/IFAS, GCREC, Wimauma.


10:40  Targeting fumigant placement and timing to address nematode control and yield response inconsistency- Joe Noling, UF/IFAS, CREC, Lake Alfred.


11:00   Risk management and fumigation choice in tomato production – John Vansickle, UF/IFAS, Food and Resource Economics Department, Gainesville.


11:20 Evaluation of the usefulness of a late blight decision support system in    Florida tomato – Pamela Roberts, UF/IFAS, SWFREC, Immokalee.


11:30   Lunch (on your own)


MODERATOR: Crystal Snodgrass, Manatee County Extension, Palmetto.


1:00     H-2A workers in Florida vegetable operations – Fritz Roka, UF/IFAS, SWFREC, Immokalee.


1:20     Western flower thrips and tospoviruses emerging as serious threats to tomato in central and southern Florida - Joseph Funderburk, UF/IFAS, NFREC, Quincy and Scott Adkins, USDA-ARS, Ft. Pierce.


1:40     Evaluation of tomato varieties and insecticides for management of Tomato chlorotic spot virus (TCSV) and thrips species recorded in virus-infected tomato fields" – Shouan Zhang & Dakshina Seal, UF/IFAS, TREC, Homestead.


2:00     Management of silverleaf whitefly and tomato yellow leaf curl virus - Hugh Smith, UF/IFAS, GCREC, Wimauma.


2:20     Integration of grafting and actigard for bacterial wilt management – Mathews Paret, UF/IFAS, NFREC, Quincy.


2:40   Eliminating Transplant Shock by Hormonal Control to Improve Growth and Yield of Tomato - Shinsuke Agehara, UF/IFAS, GCREC, Wimauma.


3:00    Industry Updates – Qingren Wang, Miami-Dade County Extension Service, Homestead.

            ** Industry updates consist of 5-7 2-3 minute presentations from chemical company representatives who will discuss new and existing products for pest control in tomato crops.


3:45     Adjourn









Crystal Snodgrass, M.S.

Extension Agent II, Manatee County

University of Florida IFAS Extension

Manatee County Government

1303 17th Street West | Palmetto, FL 34221

Phone: (941) 722-4524 ext. 229

Fax: (941) 721-6796

Email: crys21@ufl.edu

Web: manatee.ifas.ufl.edu


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