Friday, August 24, 2012

Hurricane and Disaster Info

The Boy Scout saying "be prepared" is a good motto to follow.  With the uncertainty of Isaac coming toward us as a possible hurricane, this is a good time to get prepared for hurricane season.  September is normally the peak month for hurricanes so it is best to be ready for a storm.

The University of Florida has put together a wonderful handbook full of information to help you with both preparation and the aftermath of a hurricane or disaster.  Click here for the handbook.

Wishing you a safe hurricane season.

Monday, August 13, 2012

What's Wrong with that Palm? Learn it ALL

Palm Management in the Florida Landscape

Date:  November  8-9, 2012  (2 days – Thursday and Friday)

Time:  7:45 AM – 5:00 PM each day

Location:   University of Florida - IFAS
Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center
3205 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314

Registration Fee:  $300, checks only, payable to the “University of Florida”

For more information and to reserve your spot for “Palm School”, contact:
Dr. Monica Elliott at  or  954-577-6315

Reservations/Payment By:  Oct. 26, 2012 (or until class fills up)

Enrollment Limit:  40 persons.  Enrollment will be limited to 3 persons per company.  If space is still available after Oct. 26, this enrollment cap will be lifted.

CEUs requested:  ISA, FNGLA and FDACS (pesticide license)
CEUs for LA license approved (14.5):  Provider Number 0004406

Topics/Course Numbers (for LA CEUs)
Ÿ Diagnosing Palm Problems (#0008389)                   Ÿ Palm Diseases (#0009071)
Ÿ Palm Anatomy and Growth (#0008391)                 Ÿ Transplant Issues (#0008295)
Ÿ Physiological Disorders (#0009075)                        Ÿ Pruning Palms (#0009073)
Ÿ Nutrient Deficiencies (#0009079)                            Ÿ Fertilizer Formulations and
Ÿ Palm Insects (#0009069)                                             Application Techniques (#0009077)
Ÿ Field Trip I (#0009067)                                            Ÿ Field Trip II (#009068)

Dr. Timothy Broschat, Palm Horticulturist, Nutrition and Fertilization
Dr. Monica Elliott, Palm Pathologist, Fungal Diseases
Dr. Robin Giblin-Davis, Palm Entomologist/Nematologist
Dr. Nigel Harrison, Palm Pathologist, Phytoplasma Diseases
Dr. Catharine Mannion, Ornamental Entomologist

For more information and to reserve your spot for “Palm School”, contact:
Dr. Monica Elliott at  or  954-577-6315

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

"Last Call" CEU Update Now Available for Registration

If you need fumigation, GHP, termite and/or CORE CEUs please go to this link to register:

If you need any of the lawn/turf/ornamental CEU categories and/or CORE please go to this link to register:

Please remember to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of class.  I am looking forward to seeing you!