Palm Management

Posted by Dave Palmer
Here’s an outstanding opportunity for those in this area that want to dramatically improve their knowledge of palms. The 2 palm ‘gurus’ at the University of Florida. Dr Monica Elliot and Dr Tim Broschat are offering their famous ‘Palm School” in nearby Pinellas County.

Dr. Monica Elliot is a plant pathologist who has been specializing in diseases of palms. Dr Tim Broschat has been researching palm nutrition for many years. During the past 10-15 years, many professionals across the state have called on these specialists to help solve difficult palm problems. Between them they are a wealth of knowledge.
Here are the details:
Dates: October 24 & 25, 2011 (2 full days – Monday and Tuesday)
Time: 7:45 AM – 5:00 PM each day
Location: Pinellas County Cooperative Extension Service
12520 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33774
Registration Fee: $300/person, checks only, payable to “University of Florida”
Register by contacting Dr. Monica Elliott:
954-577-6315 or melliott@ufl.edu
Then send check with name, phone number and e-mail address of person(s) participating to:
Dr. Monica L. Elliott
University of Florida-IFAS
Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center
3205 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
Reservations/Payment By: October 14, 2010 (or until class fills up)
Enrollment Limit: 40 persons. Enrollment will initially be limited to 3 persons per company. If space is still available after October 14, this enrollment cap will be lifted.

CEUs applied for: ISA, FNGLA and FDACS (pesticide license)
Topics: (classroom presentations and field trip to palm gardens on site)
Diagnosing Palm Problems
Palm Insects
Palm Anatomy and Growth
Palm Diseases
Physiological Disorders
Normal Abnormalities
Nutrient Deficiencies
Fertilizer Formulations & Techniques
Transplant Issues
Pruning Palms

Dr. Timothy Broschat, Palm Horticulturist, University of Florida – IFAS
Dr. Monica Elliott, Palm Pathologist, University of Florida – IFAS
For more information and to reserve your spot for “Palm School”, contact Monica Elliott, Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, e-mail: melliott@ufl.edu, phone: 954-577-6315

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