Tuesday, January 30, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Bert J Harris Agriculture Center, 4509 George Boulevard, Sebring, Florida
$25 per person | Lunch Included
This meeting is open to non-member industry professionals
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 26
Sugarcane Mosaic Virus: Understanding the New Threat
Sugarcane Mosaic Virus is not new to Florida, but recent outbreaks have pointed to a new combination virus that has devastated lawns in southeast Florida and may be spreading. This workshop will provide critical information for producers as well as anyone who installs or maintains turfgrass. UF/IFAS Plant Pathologist Dr. Phil Harmon will explain how to identify the virus, what’s been detected in samples analyzed, possible vectors, and where it’s been reported. Bill Schall and Laurie Albrecht with the UF | IFAS Palm Beach County Extension will share case studies from some of most-affected areas.
New Options for Tropical Signalgrass Control
Tropical signalgrass driving you nuts? Help may be on the way! In a follow up to last May’s Pop-Up seminar presentation, Neil Young with Turfgrass Environmental Research will share results from trials on Florida farms of a new Syngenta chemistry that may finally offer control of this tough weed.