Workshops & Training

2020 Florida Ornamental IPM VIRTUAL Workshop

SAVE THE DATES – August 19th & 26th, 2020 – 9am – 12:30pm EST


ATTENTION GREEN INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS! 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 ornamentals. Tons of valuable hands-on training, discussions, and presentations!
The first Florida Ornamental IPM Workshop was in Gainesville, FL in February 2018, which was attended by 60 green industry professionals from throughout the Southeastern U.S.

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.

Masters of Lawn & Ornamental: February 19-21, 2020 – COMPLETED

Foundations of Lawn & Ornamental: March 25-27, 2020 – CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19

Foundations of Lawn & Ornamental: September 16-18, 2020 – Register HERE

Masters of Lawn & Ornamental: November 4-6, 2020 – Register HERE

Southeast Pest Management Conference

Screen Shot 2018-06-25 at 9.10.06 AMMAY 2020 meeting CANCELED due to COVID-19
In collaboration with Erin Harlow (UF/IFAS Extension Columbia Co.), I organize and host a day of the Southeast Pest Management Conference focused on lawn and ornamental management. The Southeast Pest Management Conference is a 3-day event dedicated to teaching the most recent research on urban structural and plant pest management to industry professionals. This annual conference is typically hosted during the second week of May. Several CEUs offered!

Evidence-based Turf Management Short Courses

Pest Management: Members of the UF/IFAS Turf Team (Drs. Billy Crow, Adam Dale, and Phil Harmon) provide in-depth, hands on, evidence-based education and training about managing nematodes, pathogens, and insects in turfgrasses. The most recent course was in Gainesville, FL on September 6-7, 2017. Stay tuned for upcoming offerings!

Water, light, temperature, & nutrition: Members of the UF/IFAS Turf Team (Drs. Jason Kruse, Kevin Kenworthy, 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. Stay tuned for upcoming offerings!