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Mini Palm School for Master Gardeners Presented by Monica Elliott, Ph.D.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EST)
Mini Palm School
Presented by Monica Elliott, Ph.D.
For Master Gardeners Only
Dr. Monica Elliott, Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Florida/IFAS, will present an advanced Master Gardener workshop that will discuss palm morphology, physiological disorders, common nutritional deficiencies, common palm diseases, and proper management of palms growing in a landscape (fertilization and pruning). She will be emphasizing diagnostic problems that are brought to County Plant Diagnostic Clinics.
The training is a scaled down version of the 2-day class known as "Palm Management in the Florida Landscape."
When: February 13, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a one hour lunch break in our beautiful gardens
Where: Kendrick Auditorium, Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service located at 1303 17th Street West in Palmetto, Florida 34221
Registration Fee: Workshop is $5.00 registration fee, payable at the door. Cash or check only. Checks made payable to Friends of Extension. Lunch not included, please bring a brown bag lunch. Refrigerator available. You must pre-register on-line.
Topics Include: Diagnosing Palm Problems, Palm Anatomy and Growth, Physiological Disorders, Nutrient Deficiencies, Sampling and Leaf Analysis, Transplant Issues, Palm Insects, Palm Diseases, Normal Abnormalities, Fertilizer Formulations, Fertilizer Application Techniques and Pruning Palms.
Selection and identification of palm species will NOT be covered.
Programs of the Extension Service are available to all without discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, martial status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations.
The Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service provides the educational resources of the University of Florida through materials and training to the citizens of Manatee County. Topics relate to gardening, landscaping, water conservation and more. It is cooperatively funded by Manatee County Government, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (I.F.A.S.) and the United States Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.).
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Manatee County Agriculture & Extension Service
The mission of Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service is to serve the citizens of Manatee County with the best information and educational programming available, thus enabling citizens to solve problems, capitalize on opportunities, and enhance the quality of their lives. This could mean increased agricultural production, energy or water conservation, responding to environmental issues, providing information for families or addressing youth development.