Container Irrigation App Workshop

Ever wanted a way to easily adjust your irrigation amount without any guesstimating?  With the help of a new app from UF/IFAS Research, Dr. Tom Yeager has a very easy to use mobile app that will calculate the run time for your irrigation system for container nurseries. Now, no more guess work in how long to run the system.  I have seen this app in practice and I assure you that I wish I had the use of this when managing large container irrigation systems.  You put in some simple parameters and it gives you a run time.  No more guessing!

What:  Container Nursery Workshop
When:  12:30 – 2:30 pm Nov. 12, 2015
Where:  Mid-Florida Nursery, 2451 County Line Road, Plant City, FL 33566
Email yeagert@ufl.edu by Nov. 9 to register and have access to this simple to use, innovative app on your mobile device.

Lunch for free!


Deadline for Strawberry Festival Youth Plant Show and Sale Nov. 2, 2015

For those of you with participating youth in the 2016 Strawberry Festival Youth Plant Show and Sale, the deadline is approaching to be registered and purchase all plant materials that are not in the Miscellaneous Section (Section D) of the rules or the Liners/Rooted Cuttings/Seedlings Section (Section E). November 2, 2015 is the date of last purchase of plant material to grow for the show and sale.  For a copy of the Youth Plant Show and Sale rules here is a link. http://www.flstrawberryfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/2016-Youth-Plant-Show-Sale-Rules.pdf

Don't forget to attend at least one of the mandatory meetings.  Mandatory entry seminars will be held; Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the Author Boring Civic Center at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City, located at 2406 W. Reynolds St., Plant City, Florida and Thursday, November 19, 2015 at East Bay High School Cafeteria, at 6:30 p.m. 7710 Big Bend Road, Gibsonton, Florida. Parking will be in the student parking lot. Late arrivals will not be admitted.
Each exhibitor and/or a parent or guardian must attend and turn in their entry form at the meeting. No
exceptions will be made and entry forms must be complete including all necessary signatures. Only one of the two offered meetings must be attended.

Looking forward to another great show!

Zoysiagrass Seminar

For those of you in the turf production world or have an interest in growing zoysiagrass.  Here is a seminar for you on different aspects of Zoysiagrass production and maintenance from the Turfgrass Producers of Florida.

Pest and Disease Management
Harvesting, Installation & Establishment
Mowing & Maintenance
Nutrient & Water Needs & Dormancy

Zoysiagrass can present unique challenges during the winter and spring, especially on the heels of this year’s exceptionally wet summer. Join turfgrass specialists Dr. Laurie Trenholm and Dr. Bryan Unruh from the University of Florida for a review of best practices, a look at trends and troublespots, and advice on sustainable and successful zoysiagrass management.  TPF's Regional Meetings are designed to help sod producers, installers, landscapers and lawn maintenance professionals learn, connect and grow - better! These informal gatherings offer the latest info from experts and emphasize connecting with others in the industry in your area to discuss common issues
and share solutions. Although TPF's Regional Meetings are specifically developed to be accessible and schedule-friendly for those in the local area, industry professionals from throughout the state are welcome to attend. $15 per person, seating is limited; lunch is included.
Questions? Email betsymcgill@floridaturf.com or call 863-675-2144.

Where: SWFWMD Sarasota Service Center 6750 Fruitville Road Sarasota, FL 34240
When:  Wednesday, November 4, 201, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EST) Register by November 2, 2015 Link to register:  www.floridaturf.com/events/regional-meetings