FNGLA Tampa Chapter Past President's Dinner

Just wanted to let you know about the Tampa Chapter FNGLA Annual Past President's Dinner and Officer Installation.   The event will be at Keel and Curley Winery on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 6:00 pm.  Join us for fun catching up with old friends and meeting some new ones.  You can also help us by spreading the word.  Past Presidents will eat free others will be charged $20.00.  Please RSVP with Shawn at 813-744-5519 x 54147.

Integrated Pest Management Update 2014

This year's IPM Update Class is new information regarding weed control. This will be a statewide videoconference. We will discuss Globally Harmonized System for Pesticide Classification, preemergent herbicide trials, weed BMPs, new weed threats to production, and our chemical manufacturers will be giving their updates and any new products that can help in the control of important pests. We will offer CEUs and a free lunch. Don't miss out.  To register click on this link.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/integrated-pest-management-update-tickets-12274388025

If you have any special needs please call Shawn Steed 813-629-6104.

Encouraging Beneficial Insects for Pest Control

I am hearing more and more stories of how producers are using beneficial insect to control pest population in production areas.  Here is a very short video of some ideas you might like to incorporate into your operation to enlist beneficials to help.  This video from GrowingProduce.com was made from Dr. Hugh Smith at our very own UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center.  It mainly speaks to vegetable growers but there are some ideas that you can think about and possibly incorporate into nursery, greenhouse, or sod production.  Click on this link for the video.