FNGLA Past President and Summer Social

The Tampa Bay Chapter of FNGLA would like to invite all member and non-member landscapers, lawn maintenance, nurserymen, irrigation, lighting, horticulture and allied companies to join us for complimentary dinner and social as we honor our Past Presidents and confirm our new Board of Directors and Officers for 2013-2014.  Come out have fun, socialize, and fellowship with your peers.

When:  August 1, 2013 6pm – 8pm

Where:  Keel & Curley Winery, 5210 Thonotosassa Rd.

RSVP: tampaFNGLA@gmail.com


Need More Plant Buyers?

How about shipping to Canada?  Before you think that your products won't be wanted in Canada think again. 
I've seen tropical plants being used as annuals, giant palms being rented for outdoor venues, and liners being bought to use as bonsai in northern markets from plants grown here.  I would highly encourage you to check out this opportunity and consider the possibilities.

Attention All Horticulture Companies!

Canada Horticulture Inbound Mission: September 18-24, 2013

SUSTA will bring importers from Canada to the United States and host one-on-one meetings for horticulture companies interested in exporting to this important market. SUSTA-region suppliers can choose to meet with buyers in either Orlando, FL; Nashville, TN or Annapolis, MD for a participation fee of only $20. Registration deadline is July 31, 2013. Visit SUSTA to register or for more information contact Marisol Alvares (marisol.alvares@freshfromflorida), Jon Frady (jon.frady@tn.gov) or Mark Powell (mark.powell@maryland.gov) .


CEU Day in Balm

For those of you who like to get your pesticide CEUs out of the way in one day; We've got the program for you.  Attend the Great CEU Round Up at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center at Balm on July 10th at 8:30.

For the third year in a row, the FTGA has teamed up with the Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) to present The Great CEU Round-Up, a full day of education that will be simulcast to locations around Florida from the University of Florida, Gainesville via “PolyCom”. This year, The Round-Up will be held on July 10, from 8:30 AM EDT to 4:00 PM. Lunch is provided.
The Round-Up has been designed to award up to six CEU’s to attendees in some of the most difficult to attain subject areas, including aquatic weed control, natural areas, right-of-way and forestry, among others.

The pre-registration cost for the Great CEU Round-Up is $50 for Industry Professionals, $25 for Municipal Workers, and $10 for IFAS employees. Click here to pre-register or download the Agenda. On-site registration is available at a 50% premium (i.e. $75, $37.50 and $15 respectively).
Click here to register Great CEU Round Up Link
Topics and speakers include: Selecting the right adjuvant, Jay Ferrell; Integrating biological controls and herbicides, Jim Cuda; Why landscapes fail, Susan Haddock; Weed control in Florida’s waters and natural areas, Lyn Gettys; Managing herbicide applications against development of resistance, Bill Haller; and Herbicide injury from off target sprays, Peter Dittmar.

Here is a summary of CEUs for the day.
Category CEUs:

Private Applicator 5,  Aerial 5, Ag Row Crop 4, Ag Tree Crop 4, Aquatic Weed Control 5, Forestry 5, Natural Areas Weed Management 5, Ornamental & Turf 5, Regulatory Pest Control 5, Right-of-Way 5, Limited Landscape Maintenance 5, Limited Lawn & Ornamental 5, Commercial Lawn & Ornamental 5, Total available for full-day participation 6