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2nd Vegetable and Small Fruit Protected Ag Field Day and IV Protected Ag Information Network (PAINet) Congress

University of Florida/IFAS Gulf Coast REC

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Balm, FL

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What? 2nd Vegetable and Small Fruit Protected Ag Field Day and IV Protected Ag Information Network (PAINet) Congress.

Where? Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, IFAS, University of Florida. 14625 CR 672, Wimauma, FL 33579.

When? March 12, 2013; 8 am to 4 pm; local and invited speakers (morning) and field tour (afternoon). Lunch provided.

Objectives: Conduct an educational session with international and local speakers showing their experiences on protected culture of vegetables and small fruit crops.
Present the latest research efforts on protected culture of tomato, pepper, strawberry, blackberry and herbs. Subject areas (detailed program forthcoming): Structures, plastics and ventilation.
Soil and soilless culture.
Cultural practices and fertilization.
Freeze protection and irrigation.
Arthropod and disease management. 

Pesticide CEUs for meeting will be 3.0 Private Applicator. CCA credits will be 0.5 PM and 3.0 CM for the first part of the meeting and 1.0 CM for the field tour portion.

 

 

2nd Vegetable and Small Fruit Protected Ag Field Day

IV Protected Ag Information Network (PAINet) Congress

Joint Program -- March 12, 2013

8:00 to 8:45 AM

Registration

8:45 to 9:00 AM

Welcoming remarks/What is PAINet?

Ms. Alicia Whidden, Hillsborough County Extension, IFAS, Univ. of Florida.

Dr. Bielinski M. Santos, Vegetable and Small Fruit Horticulture, GCREC, IFAS, Univ. of Florida.

9:00 to 9:30 AM

Using shade houses for small farm production in North Florida

Mr. Robert Hochmuth, Multi-County Extension Agent, SVAEC, IFAS, Univ. of Florida.

9:30 to 10:15 AM

Vegetable production in greenhouses in Almeria, Spain

Dr. Milagros Fernandez, Vegetable Research Program, IFAPA, Spain.

10:15 to 11:00 AM

Indeterminate tomato production in greenhouses in Guatemala

Mr. Eddie Mendoza, National Association of Greenhouse Growers (ANAPI, in Spanish), Guatemala.

11:00 to 11:30 AM

Break/visiting vendors

11:30 to 12:00 PM

Research and education on vegetable and small fruit production under high tunnels in Florida

Dr. Bielinski M. Santos, Vegetable and Small Fruit Horticulture, GCREC, IFAS, Univ. of Florida.

12:00 to 12:30 PM

Integrated arthropod management inside protected structures

Dr. Hugh Smith, Vegetable Entomology, GCREC, IFAS, Univ. of Florida.

12:30 to 1:00 PM

Disease management under protected culture

Dr. Gary Vallad, Vegetable Plant Pathology, GCREC, IFAS, Univ. of Florida.

1:00 to 2:00 PM

Lunch/visiting vendors

2:00 to 4:00 PM

Field tour

Dr. Bielinski M. Santos, Vegetable and Small Fruit Horticulture, GCREC, IFAS, Univ. of Florida.

Stop 1, north high tunnels

·  Strawberry: Row covers and mini-tunnels for freeze protection.

·  Tomato and pepper: Transplant establishment practices.

·  Strawberry: Phosphorus fertilization; containerized plants.

·  Tomato: Soilless culture with pine bark and coconut coir.

Stop 2, west shade house

·  Blackberry: Cultivars in soilless culture.

·  Strawberry: Vertical and horizontal growing systems.

Stop 3, south high tunnels

 

·  Basil: Soilless culture with coconut coir, pine bark, and compost.

·  Determinate tomato: Phosphorus fertilization; irrigation management.

·  Pepper: Plastic roofs; planting densities; irrigation programs.

·  Strawberry: Containerized plant production.

·  Indeterminate tomato: Cultivar comparison.

Have questions about 2nd Vegetable and Small Fruit Protected Ag Field Day and IV Protected Ag Information Network (PAINet) Congress? Contact University of Florida/IFAS Gulf Coast REC

When & Where


University of Florida/IFAS
Gulf Coast Research and Education Center
14625 CR 672
Balm, FL 33598

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)


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University of Florida/IFAS Gulf Coast REC

 

Gulf Coast Research and Education Center houses 16 laboratories including tissue culture and plant diagnostics and can staff up to 25 faculty members and their support personnel.  475 acres of land, donated by Hillsborough County, contain research trials for vegetables, small fruits,  and ornamental plants.  Meeting space available can accommodate up to 500 people and features state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment including teleconferencing. 

 

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