Workshops & Training

Florida Ornamental IPM Workshop

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ATTENTION PROFESSIONALS WHO MANAGE TREES, SHRUBS, OR OTHER ORNAMENTAL PLANTS! We are hosting the first annual Florida Ornamental IPM Workshop in Gainesville, FL on February 7-8, 2018. This workshop will cover the latest information on the biology, movement, and management of insects, mites, and their associated pathogens of Florida trees, shrubs, and other ornamental plants.


Evidence-based Turf Management Short Courses

Pest Management: Members of the UF/IFAS Turf Team (Drs. Billy Crow, Adam Dale, Phil Harmon, and Ramon Leon) will provide in-depth, hands on, evidence-based education and training about managing nematodes, pathogens, weeds, and insects in turf grasses. The most recent course was in Gainesville, FL on September 6-7.

Water, light, temperature, & nutrition: Members of the UF/IFAS Turf Team (Drs. Jason Kruse, Travis Shaddox, and J. Bryan Unruh) provide in-depth, hands on evidence-based education and training about turf anatomy, physiology, and nutrition. The next course will be held on October 3-4 in Jay, FL. Register HERE.

Pest Management University (PMU)

logoThe mission of PMU is to be a world leader in training the pest control industry by delivering quality instruction using science-based information on current technologies, with concern for the environment and human health. We do this through hands-on training and demonstrations at the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research & Education Center in Apopa, FL. There are L&O and GHP course tracks offered. The introductory course (Foundations) prepares professionals with an introduction and overview of landscape disease, insect, and weed IPM. The advanced course (Masters) follows Foundations and covers more advanced topics and demonstrations. Masters course participants can take the FL Pesticide Applicators Exam on-site at the end of the course. Visit HERE for more information.

Next Landscape & Ornamental Foundations course: October 4-6, 2017 – Register HERE

Next Landscape & Ornamental Masters course: November 1-3, 2017 – Register HERE