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For Immediate Release:
February 18, 2014
Media Contact:
Jeff Wasielewski


UF/IFAS Miami-Dade County Extension to host Guava & Papaya Pests workshop

(MIAMI, February 18, 2014) – With over 12,000 acres of tropical fruit in production, tropical fruit has become a valuable economic resource for the State of Florida.  There are many pests which affect tropical fruit and fruit trees.  This workshop aims to familiarize you with the variety of those insects affecting guava and papaya and provide ideas for pest treatments.

Participants will have an opportunity at the end of the workshop to have insects identified by the scientists from TREC/University of Florida’ Entomology Lab.

Two CEUs will be awarded for this workshop in either: private applicator; ag row crop, or ag tree crop.

The workshop will be held Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the John D. Campbell Agricultural Center Auditorium (Extension Office) located at 18710 SW 288 Street, Homestead, Florida 33030.  Registration includes breakfast and is $12.00 if you pre-register and $15.00 at the door. 

Interested participates should register online prior to the event at or download a registration form at Miami-Dade County’s Cooperative Extension website and check the Calendar of Events or Nursery page at: . You may contact your Extension Office at 305 248-3311 Ext. 227 for additional information.

Miami-Dade County Cooperative Extension
Guava and Papaya Pests Workshop
March 11, 2014, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
John D. Campbell Agricultural Center Auditorium (Extension Office)
18710 SW 288th Street, Homestead, Florida 33030