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.
2015 FLORIDA TOMATO INSTITUTE PROGRAM
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 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.
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
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