Central Florida Landscapes ENEWS

July 2017

In This Issue...
The Great CEU Roundup
Did You Miss FNGLA's Florida Flower Trials?
Book Review - Trees: South Florida and the Keys
Air Potato Beetles Project
Just a Reminder: Protect Workers from Heat Stress
Upcoming Events...
The Great CEU Roundup
Presented by Florida Turfgrass Association & UF/IFAS
July 26, 2017
UF/IFAS Extension Orange County
6021 S. Conway Rd.
Orlando, FL 32812

8:30 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:50 Pesticides, Pollinators, & Politics in Turf & Ornamentals by Dr. Fred Fishel
10:00 - 10:50 Environmental Fate of Herbicides by Dr. Jay Ferrell
11:00 -11:50 Biological Control Update by Dr. Jim Cuda
11:50 -1:00 Lunch (provided)
1:00 -1:50 Upland Invasive Plant Control Techniques by Dr. Stephen Enloe
2:00 - 2:50 The Dirty Dozen & Other Up & Coming Aquatic Weeds by Dr. Lyn Gettys
3:00 - 3:50 Managing Herbicide Drift by Dr. Peter Dittmar
3:50 - 4:00 Closing & CEU Distribution

Pricing Information
UF/IFAS Employee     $15 pre-registration | $22.50 on-site*
Municipal Employee   $30 pre-registration | $45 on-site*
Industry Professional  $50 pre-registration | $75 on-site*
Pre-registration pricing dates: April 1 - July 21
On-site pricing
dates:  July 22 - July 26* 

For questions, please contact Heather Rusoo at 863-688-9413 or Heather@ftga.org

Available CEUs 
CEUs  Category  CEUs
Limited Lawn & Ornamental
5 Aquatic Pest Control
Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance
5 Demonstration & Research
Commercial Lawn & Ornamental
5 Forest Pest Control
Private Applicator Ag Pest Control
6 Natural Areas Weed Management
Aerial Application - Ag
Ornamental & Turf Pest Control
Ag Row Crop Pest Control
4 Regulatory Pest Control
Ag Tree Crop Pest Control
4 Right-of-Way Pest Control
CCA's, FNGLA Pending

Did You Miss FNGLA's Florida Flower Trials? There's still time to take a look...

FNGLA's Florida Flower Trials  in the Exploration Gardens at the Extension Office are looking beautiful right now. If you missed the chance to see them in May, stop by to look at the annual flowers to see them for yourself! This is all free of charge, so be sure to take advantage of this great opportunity and spend some time in our Exploration Gardens.

Book Review - Trees: South Florida and the Keys
The UF/IFAS Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology published Trees: North and Central Florida Field Guide back in 2015. At that time, a South Florida edition was promised and it is now available! This sturdy, pocket-sized field guide is designed for landscape professionals, arborists, naturalists, gardeners, and anyone seeking to know the trees around them.

Full color photographs of leaves, bark, flowers and full trees, together with clear descriptions, make identifying trees easier than ever. The 180 trees include native, introduced, and invasive species and are arranged by leaf type for ease of use. Florida hardiness zones are included as are special notes about natural history, as well as commercial and cultural uses. The book also features a handy identification key, an introduction to plant parts, a glossary and a ruler to guide you, whether you're a trained botanist or a total beginner.

This book was published through the UF/IFAS Extension, a key component of the University of Florida that coveys research and scientific information to the public in order to increase their knowledge of agriculture, human and natural resources, and life sciences.
Trees: South Florida and the Keys is available at the University Press of Florida website for $24.95.
Air Potato Beetles Project

Bill Lester with UF/IFAS Extension in Hernando County and Dr. Chris Kerr from FDACS Division of Plant Industry are working on a citizen science project involving air potato beetles. The goal is to educate residents on how to identify and better control air potato vines, and to gather data important to current research and beetle tracking. They created a website, educational videos, pre and post tests and a blog to educate the participants and to keep them  updated. They would like participation from all counties across the state. More  information  here
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Bill Lester at wlester@ufl.edu or (352) 754 4433 Ext. 5. 
Just a Reminder: Protect Workers from Heat Stress

Exposure to heat can cause illness and death. The most serious heat illness is heat stroke. Other heat illnesses, such as heat exhaustion, heat cramps and heat rash, should also be avoided. There are precautions that can be taken any time temperatures are high and the job involves physical work.

Risk Factors for Heat Illness
  • High temperature and humidity, direct sun exposure, no breeze or wind
  • Heavy physical labor
  • No recent exposure to hot workplaces
  • Low liquid intake
  • Waterproof clothing
Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion
  • Headache, dizziness, or fainting
  • Weakness and wet skin
  • Irritability or confusion
  • Thirst, nausea, or vomiting
Symptoms of Heat Stroke                 
  • May be confused, unable to think clearly, pass out, collapse, or have seizures 
  • May stop sweating
To Prevent Heat Illness:
  • Establish a complete heat illness prevention program.
  • Provide training about the hazards leading to heat stress and how to prevent them.
  • Provide a lot of cool water to workers close to the work area. At least one pint of water per hour is needed.
For more information: www.osha.gov  or  (800) 321-OSHA (6742).
Upcoming Events 
2017 Central Florida Pesticide Training & Testing Schedule -   Click here
First Thursday of every month at 8:30am - Commercial Pesticide Applicator License Testing at the UF/IFAS Extension Orange County. 8:30am-12:30pm. Pre-registration required. Must bring a valid picture ID and voucher. 
Obtain a voucher and register at: http://pesticideexam.ifas.ufl.edu
July 26 - Florida Turfgrass Association (FTGA) CEU Round-up at the UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Orlando. 8:30am-4:00pm. CEUs Available! 
Registration: Click here

UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Classes & Events


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  Until Next Time,
Celeste 2012 
Celeste White
Commercial Landscape Management
UF/IFAS  Extension  Orange County 
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Orlando, FL 32812
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