What weeds do you commonly fight to control at your nursery? Is the herbicide you use the best on your weed spectrum? Do your folks know how to calibrate a backpack sprayer? We will help to answer some of these questions at our Spring/Summer Preemergent Herbicide Demonstration Workshop brought to you by UF/IFAS Hillsborough County Extension and Diamond R Fertilizer.
On Thursday, May 29, 2014 we will open our demonstration plots of weeds and preemergent herbicides so you can see how well your herbicide measures up against others with extreme pressure. We used old potting soil with weed seeds and added more commonly found nursery weed seeds in to the mix. Creating an extreme test for preemrgent herbicides. We applied 60 days before this workshop so you can see how well they performed over time. We repeated it four times so you can be certain how well they worked.
At the workshop we will have some weed identification, time to look at and discuss the plots, and we will also go over simplified hands on calibration of a backpack sprayer. We will also have a great BBQ lunch from Johnson's BBQ to top it off. 2.5 CEUs are available for Private, Orn. & Turf, Lim. Lawn and Orn., Lim. Lawn Maint., and Comm. Lawn and Orn. The cost will be $15.00 plus processing fee. Click Here To Register!
10:00-10:10 Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:10-11:00 Weed id, review weed identification, and weed id resources
11:00-12:00 Calibration of backpack sprayer and review of results
12:00-13:00 Lunch (sponsored by Diamond R Fertilizer)
13:00-14:00 Weed demonstration plot and herbicide discussion
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