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For Immediate Release:
July 30, 2012
Media Contact:
Vanessa Campoverde


Extension to host Whitefly ID and Management Workshop

(MIAMI, July 30, 2012) – The Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension Division is hosting a Whitefly Identification and Management Strategies Workshop on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., at the Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension Auditorium located at 18710 SW 288 Street in Homestead, Florida. 

The purpose of this class is to update growers and allied partners on the latest and best management practices for tackling whiteflies that damage ornamental plants in South Florida.  

Two ornamental entomologists will address the whitefly identification process, chemical and biological control strategies, and resistance issues. 
In addition, participants will learn how to sample correctly for whiteflies to deliver an accurate identification of this pest.

The cost to attend the workshop is $16.00 and includes morning refreshments and lunch.   Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) will also be offered for attending.  Click here to register online or download a registration form by visiting the Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension website.

For questions call 305-248-3311 ext. 225, or contact your UF-Extension agent!

The Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension is a partnership of the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. 

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