Nov 24, 2015
Pesticide Education Credits Available at UF Poinsettia Trials

Attendees at the University of Florida's Poinsettia Field Trial Day will have the opportunity to earn three pesticide CEU credits in the Ornamental and Turf category for the state of Florida.

Attendees at the University of Florida’s Poinsettia Field Trial Day will have the opportunity to earn three pesticide CEU credits in the Ornamental and Turf category for the state of Florida.

The Field Day will take place Dec. 8, from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center and in the UF greenhouses in Gainesville.

Registration fees for attendees who sign after Nov. 23 is $75.

The UF Poinsettia Trials are expanding this year. Now attendees will have the opportunity to not only see how the latest poinsettia varieties performed in Jim Barrett’s trials, but also learn about the latest growth strategies and pest management/control techniques for growing poinsettias.

During the morning session at the Hilton, Roger Styer, Styer’s Horticultural Consulting, and Raymond Cloyd, Kansas State University, will discuss managing height, crop tone and greenhouse pests on poinsettias and other crops. Pesticide certification credits are currently pending.

Morning sessions at the Hilton will be followed by a discussion and walk-through of new poinsettia varieties with Jim Barrett in the university’s greenhouses.

Attendees also will have an opportunity to learn about the latest greenhouse research taking place at the University of Florida with Paul Fisher and Carrie Harmon on such topics as producing profitable poinsettias, practical disease diagnosis, growing container edibles and training your staff how to water.

Click here to learn more about the program or to register to attend.


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