San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This workshop will cover the pests that affect guavas and papayas, as well as give information on general guava and papaya tree care.
There will also be an opportunity at the end of the workshop to get insects identified by the scientists of the TREC University of Florida Entomology Lab.
2.5 CEUs will be awarded for private applicator or ag tree crop.
Registration is $12 and includes breakfast.
9:00 AM to 9:30 AM Check in and breakfast
9:30 AM to 9:35 AM Welcome and introduction, Jeff Wasielewski, Commercial Tropical Fruit Crops Extension Agent, Miami-Dade County and the University of Florida
9:40 AM to 9:45 AM Updates on the Tropical Research and Education Center,
Dr. Christine Waddill, Director, TREC, University of Florida
9:40 AM to 10:00 AM Basic growing techniques for papaya and guava trees,
Jeff Wasielewski, Tropical Fruit Agent, University of Florida and Miami-Dade County
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Insects affecting guava and papaya, Dr. Jorge Peña, Tropical Fruit Entomologist, TREC, University of Florida
11:30 AM to 11:40 AM GMO Papaya Research Update, Dr. Jonathan H. Crane,
Tropical Fruit Specialist, TREC, University of Florida
11:40 AM to 12:00 PM Hands-on insect ID, the scientists of the TREC University of Florida Entomology Lab
When & Where
Tropical Fruit Crops Extension Agent, Miami-Dade County, IFAS