Please join us and invite interested stakeholders for the upcoming Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology webinar. Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Webinar: Urban Trees and Stormwater Management – Transitioning from Gray to Green
Wednesday, September 6 at 1pm
Presenters: Rob Northrop and Andrew Koeser
Trees offer a range of ecological benefits that include, but are not limited to, the reduction of stormwater runoff. As cities grow or redevelop, there are opportunities to reduce reliance on traditional gray infrastructure elements (e.g., drains and pipes) through the use of trees, green infrastructure, and knowledge of the site’s traditional natural hydrology. This session will highlight a recently completed, Forest Service-funded tool which helps urban foresters, planners, and civil engineers work together to identify the natural pathways of water and determine how best to treat water onsite using green infrastructure elements and the urban forest. Insights from Tampa, FL (United States) and Milwaukee, WI (United States) case studies will be shared.
See more upcoming CLCE webinars.
· September 6 – The Perceptions of Home Irrigation Users on Water Quality and Quantity
· December 8 – Would You Choose an Alternative Landscape? Understanding the Effects of Visual Appeal and Maintenance Requirements
See past and upcoming Master Gardener webinars for Master Gardener coordinators and volunteers.
· September 28 – Creating a Pollinator Garden with Youth Leaders
· October 26 – Twenty Questions for Solving Plant Problems
· November 30 – Florida-Friendly Landscaping Plts vs. Conventional Landscapes: A Research Update
· December 14 – Plant Explorers
Emily E. Eubanks, M.S., Coordinator, Information Office
UF/IFAS Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology
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OPS Job Available
FWC has a full-time position in Inverness (Citrus Co.) with in their Invasive Plant Management Section:
OPS Fish and Wildlife Biological Scientist III
Description of duties:
This is a Senior Biologist position responsible for assessing upland and aquatic plant populations; recommending and permitting aquatic plant control programs for both the private and public sectors; providing educational and informational services; monitoring upland and aquatic plant control operations and supervising private and public contractors; providing extension services upon request; and conducting investigations for violations of the aquatic plant permitting rules. Persons applying for this position should be comfortable working independently in the field, have experience trailering and operating boats and ATVs, and have experience in plant identification and the control of invasive plant species. Minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s Degree in a closely related field and experience with plant management.
Please feel free to call Robbie Lovestrand if you have an interest.
8275 E. Fort Cooper Road
Inverness, FL 34450
USDA Farm Bill Programs Meeting in Wauchula, Fla.
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Hardee Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) working group will discuss resource conservation concerns Aug. 30, 1 p.m. with local farmers and ranchers in Hardee and DeSoto counties. Location: Extension Service Building, 507 Civic Center Drive, Wauchula, Fla. 33873. Contact:
Public Affairs Florida
USDA Farm Bill Programs Meeting in Bartow, Fla.
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Polk Soil and Water Conservation District working group will discuss resource conservation concerns and NRCS programs Sept.12, 10-11 a.m. with local farmers, ranchers and forestland owners. Location: Polk County Cooperative Extension Service Office-Brenneman Auditorium, 1702 Hwy 17 South (Spessard Holland Parkway) Bartow, FL 33830. Contact:
Link to announcement: http://tinyurl.com/ycd8rwjw
Public Affairs Florida
DETAILS REGARDING PRESENTATIONS FOR THE 32ND ANNUAL TOMATO DISEASE WORKSHOP:
Individuals who are interested in making an oral or poster presentation are encouraged to submit a title and brief description of their presentation to Aimin Wen (email@example.com) and preference (oral or poster). Oral presentations (20 min) are limited and any presentations that cannot be accommodated will be included as a poster presentation. All meeting abstracts are due September 25th to be included in the Workshop Proceedings, which will be provided at the conference. Abstracts received after September 25th will still be accepted, but only as poster presentations and might not be printed in the final proceedings.
Good Morning. Registration is now open for the 32nd Annual Tomato Disease Workshop to be held October 2017 at the Univ. of Florida/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center. The link is noted below and there you will find all the details including registration, hotel accommodations, transportation information, sponsorship details, presentation guidelines, and a preliminary agenda.
There is an early bird registration price, but you have register before September 25. For lodging contact the Hilton Garden Inns Riverview directly at
(813) 626-6610 and mention the Tomato Disease Workshop to get the contracted rate. The rate of $139 is only in effect until September 22nd. After this date, the regular rack room rate will be in effect and room availability and choice may be limited.
Please forward this email onto anyone who might find it of interest.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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Univ. of Florida/IFAS/Gulf Coast REC
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ARS News Service
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August 18, 2017
A Faster, Less Costly Way to Process Walnuts
ARS scientists are using infrared technology to improve the walnut drying process to reduce energy and obtain high-quality walnut products. (8/14)
Detecting Defects Hidden in Hides
ARS scientists found that ultrasound can reveal hidden defects--and predict leather quality--in animal hides used in leather goods. (8/17)
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