The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) will hold a workshop on citrus insect, mite and nematode management Jan. 19 at the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presentations will be made by UF/IFAS faculty members.
UF/IFAS pointed out that pest management in citrus is continually changing as new discoveries are found and as pests develop resistance to treatments.
The workshop will have three seminar sections, including hands-on activities.
The first seminar session will feature an update on research and management of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) and leafminer by Professor Lukasz Stelinski. Professor Larry Duncan will discuss diaprepes impacts and nematode management. Assistant Professor Lauren Diepenbrock will present lebbeck mealybug information.
The second session will include information on flat mites, rust mites and Bulimulus sporadicus snails.
The final session will provide information on beneficials for ACP management with Associate Professor Jawwad Qureshi and the latest information on beneficials for lebbeck mealybug, led by Diepenbrock. The final session will also include a presentation on habitats for predators.
Four restricted-use pesticide continuing education units (CEUs) are available, including for private applicator, ag tree crop, ag row crop, and demo and research licenses. In addition, there will be 4.5 CEUs available for certified crop advisers in the pest management category.
Each attendee will receive a notebook of the printed presentations and a hand lens. A catered lunch will be provided.
Registration is required. If registration is received by Jan. 12, 2023, the fee for participating is $60; after Jan. 12, the fee is $85. Online registration is available here.
Questions can be addressed to UF/IFAS Extension Program Manager Jamie Burrow at firstname.lastname@example.org or 863-956-8648.