Pest Management for Vegetables
Growers are kept abreast of pesticide label changes, how to maximize the use
of new products, and the expected performance of new products through
industry-sponsored "update" meetings and field days. To find out which
programs are being offered in the near future, please consult the Dade
Vegetable Grower (newsletter). You
can also call Mary Lamberts at (305) 248-3311 X234 and ask to be put on the fax
Growers and industry representatives can learn how to use the DDIS system for
submitting digital images and/or diagnostic samples.
office has supported the IR-4 Project’s petition to the US EPA to include okra
in the fruiting vegetables group.
Improving Small Farm Vegetable Production
This program is aimed at growers who are not producing traditional winter
vegetables, but rather specialty crops including tropical root crops, Asian
vegetables, herbs, an so on. A major focus at this time is developing production
budgets for at least a few crops (more will be added).
Another program focuses on practices to improve the quality of boniato
sweetpotatoes. To date trials with grower cooperators have included the use of
Imidan™ in rotation with traditional insecticides and the use of Botran™ as
a pre-plant and postharvest dip fungicide. Future trials will likely focus on
herbicides for weed control. For more information, contact Mary Lamberts at
(305) 248-3311 Ext. 234.
University of Florida Task Force Report can also be accessed online at http://www.agmarketing.ifas.ufl.edu/agland.html.
Calendar of Events
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|Organic Certification Workshop|
University of Florida Tropical Research and Education Center
18905 SW 280 Street, Homestead FL 33030
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Worker Protection Standard Workshop
March 6, 2006