This blog is for Polk County Florida small farms and pesticide applicators as a method of communication and sharing information. This blog is administered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension Polk County Extension Agent, Mary Beth Henry.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Soil Microbiology: Applications and Analyses of Mycorrhizal Associations
Only eight spaces remain - Register today!
July 10-12, 2017
McCarty Hall B, Room 3108 | University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Soil Microbiology: Applications and Analyses of Mycorrhizal Associations Training Course
Participants will gain hands-on experience with recognizing, culturing and using mycorrhizae. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to work with mycorrhizal associations and will be familiar with their use as bio-fertilizers, and when those associations will not be of benefit. Attendees will also be able to determine the efficiency at which mycorrhizae make associations with plant roots.
During the three-day course, practical laboratory sessions are blended with lectures and discussions, providing an active learning environment.
This course provides 21 hours of training and instruction and completing the course will give attendees both knowledge and credibility. Upon the conclusion of the training, each participant will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Hosted by the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Science, this successful training course is designed for scientists, farmers interested in organic farming, ecologists, biologists, consultants, soil amendment industry representatives, and any others interested in the practical and theoretical aspects of using mycorrhizal associations to enhance plant growth and nutrient cycling.
Typical fields of interest include studies in plant biology and ecology, soil and plant interactions in agriculture and horticulture, ecosystem carbon flux, and symbiosis research.