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CEU Variety Pack - March 13, 2014

Commercial Horticulture -Pinellas County Extension

Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

Largo, FL

CEU Variety Pack - March 13, 2014

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Morning Session Attendee 99 Tickets Ended $20.00 $2.09
Morning Session Attendee Pinellas County Government Employee, Pinellas County School Board Employee, Master Gardener Volunteer 49 Tickets Ended $0.00 $0.00
Afternoon Session Attendee 98 Tickets Ended $30.00 $2.64
Afternoon Session Attendee Pinellas County Government Employee, Pinellas County School Board Employee, Master Gardener Volunteer 49 Tickets Ended $0.00 $0.00
Both Mornin and afternoon sessions 99 Tickets Ended $50.00 $3.74
Both Morning and afternoon sessions Pinellas County Government Employee, Pinellas County School Board Employee, Master Gardener Volunteer 14 Tickets Ended $0.00 $0.00

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CEU Variety Pack

 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

 

UF IFAS Extension Pinellas County
12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33774

 

9:30‐10:00 Check‐in and registration

 

Morning session: right of way and natural areas
10:00‐10:50 Control of invasive grasses in right-of-way and natural areas
Dr. Brent Sellers

 

10:50‐11:40 Use patterns for aminocyclopyrachlor in right-of-way and natural areas
Dr. Sarah Lancaster

 

Morning CEU request: ROW (2), NA (2), Demo & Research (2), Private (2)

 

11:40‐1:00 Lunch on own

 

Afternoon session: Aquatics and natural areas
1:00‐1:50 Weed control in aquatic and natural areas
Susan Haddock

 

1:50‐2:40 Herbicides mode of action and resistance
Dr. Greg MacDonald

 

2:40-3:30 IPM in aquatic and natural areas
Dr. Lyn Gettys

 

Afternoon CEU request: Aquatic (3), Demo & Research (3), Natural Areas (3), Private (3)

 

3:30  Adjourn; turn in survey, hand out record of attendance forms

 

Morning session: right of way and natural areas

10:00‐10:50 Control of invasive grasses in right-of-way and natural areas (Dr. Brent Sellers). Dr. Sellers will outline methods and techniques for controlling invasive grasses in right-of-way and natural areas. He will also explain how newly labeled herbicides can be utilized to manage problematic weedy grass species.

Dr. Sellers is an Associate Professor of Agronomy at the Range Cattle Research and Education Center in Ona, specializing in Weed Science. His focus areas include Identifying problematic weeds in pastures and rangeland and implementing economically and environmentally sound control measures, examining weed biology and ecology as related to pasture and rangeland management strategies, and weed control in fence rows and pasture borders. Dr. Sellers holds a Ph.D. in Agronomy (weed science) from the University of Missouri and joined UF/IFAS in 2004.

10:50‐11:40 Use patterns for aminocyclopyrachlor in right-of-way and natural areas (Dr. Sarah Lancaster). Dr. Lancaster will describe application concentrations and techniques for using aminocyclopyrachlor to control weeds in right-of-way and natural areas. She will also outline how this newly labeled herbicide can be used in relation to existing herbicides labeled for use in these areas.

Dr. Lancaster is an Assistant Extension Scientist at the Range Cattle Research and Education Center in Ona, specializing in Weed Science. Her focus areas include improving understanding of invasive plant response to ecological factors and management practices, developing management practices to mitigate environmental and economic impact of invasive plant species in southwest Florida, and educating land managers regarding best practices to manage invasive plant species in natural areas. Dr. Lancaster holds a Ph.D. in Agronomy (weed science) from Texas A&M University and joined UF/IFAS is 2013.

Morning CEU request: ROW (2), NA (2), Demo & Research (2), Private (2)
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Afternoon session: Aquatics and natural areas
1:00‐1:50 Weed control in aquatic and natural areas (Susan Haddock). Ms. Haddock will discuss identification and control of weeds in aquatic and natural areas. She will also outline how factors such as drift and dilution can affect herbicide efficacy and how other considerations such as selectivity and water usage can limit treatment options in aquatic systems and natural areas.

Ms. Haddock is an Extension Agent in Hillsborough County. She provides educational and informational resources to green industry professionals in the areas of horticulture, pest control, pesticide safety, IPM, and in business strategies for owners, managers and employees of professional horticulture services. She has a B.S. in Landscape & Nursery Management from the University of Florida, a B.S. in Biology from Old Dominion University, and a MBA in Marketing from the University of California.

1:50‐2:40 Herbicides mode of action and resistance (Dr. Greg MacDonald). Herbicide resistance is a major concern in all herbicide applications. Applicators become comfortable with certain herbicides and herbicide mixes and use them repeatedly year after year. Dr. MacDonald will outline the mechanisms at play in herbicide resistance and will discuss techniques that can be used to reduce the likelihood of developing herbicide-resistant weed populations, including rotating modes of action.

Dr. MacDonald is a Professor of Agronomy at UF/IFAS in Gainesville. His research focus includes management of invasive grasses in natural ecosystems and physiological and biochemical aspects of herbicides in terrestrial and aquatic weedy species. Dr. MacDonald earned his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in Agronomy (weed science) and was formerly with the University of Georgia prior to joining the faculty at UF/IFAS in 1998.

2:40-3:30 IPM in aquatic and natural areas (Dr. Lyn Gettys). The philosophy of IPM (integrated pest management) is to use all of the tools at a manager’s disposal to control pests. Dr. Gettys will outline cultural, mechanical, biological and herbicidal control methods and will discuss the benefits and limitations of using these tools in an IPM program. She will also describe case studies where IPM has been employed to manage or control several invasive species in aquatic systems and natural areas.

Dr. Gettys is an Assistant Professor at the UF/IFAS Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center in Davie. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Florida with extensive experience in plant propagation, herbicide resistance, weed science and wetland/aquatic plant biology and identification.  She began her current position in January 2012; prior to that, she worked as a Research Assistant Scientist with Dr. Bill Haller at the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants in Gainesville.

Afternoon CEU request: Aquatic (3), Demo & Research (3), Natural Areas (3), Private (3)

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Pinellas County Extension
12520 Ulmerton Rd
Largo, FL 33774

Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)


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Pinellas County Extension's Commercial Horticulture program area provides education and training based on the latest research from the University of Florida. The Commercial Horticulture staff and volunteers are available to help solve local problems, provide CEUs and, improve the quality of life for all citizens.

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