Workshops & Training

Florida Ornamental IPM Workshop

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ATTENTION PROFESSIONALS WHO WORK WITH TREES, SHRUBS, OR OTHER ORNAMENTAL PLANTS! This workshop covers the latest information on the biology, movement, and management of insects, mites, and their associated pathogens of Florida trees, shrubs, and other ornamental plants. We hosted the first Florida Ornamental IPM Workshop in Gainesville, FL on February 7-8, 2018, which was attended by about 60 industry professionals from throughout Florida. Stay tuned for next year’s meeting details!



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 Apopka, 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.

Foundations of Landscape & Ornamental course: October 3-5, 2018 – Register HERE

Masters of Landscape & Ornamental course: Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, 2018 – Register HERE



Evidence-based Turf Management Short Courses

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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, 2017.

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 most recent course was held on October 3-4, 2017 in Jay, FL.