Afternoon “Greening” Class Added for Sebring Oct 30 in P. M.

Gary Cooper Citrus, Florida, General

This in from Ray Royce of the Highlands County Citrus Growers Association:
*** The Morning Session for October 30th is now full, however there will be an afternoon session that will start at 1:30 PM. Call the Extension office to pre-register.

Citrus Greening Identification & Worker Survey Training
During the month of October, a series of greening identification and survey training sessions will be conducted around the state by the Florida Cooperative Extension Service Citrus Extension Agents. The purpose of these sessions is to aid workers in properly identifying greening. These 2-hour training sessions will discuss the current known locations of greening, scouting recommendations, greening symptom identification, and conclude with hands-on identification of samples. The training will be conducted at locations across the citrus region.

Meeting locations:
Oct. 30th – Sebring – Highlands County Agri-Civic Center
Oct. 31st – Ft. Pierce – Indian River REC

Program Agenda:
9:30 AM Registration
10:00 AM Distribution of Citrus Greening & Citrus Psyllid Management
10:20 AM Scouting Recommendations & Employee Safety Issues
10:40 AM Citrus Greening Symptom Identification
11:00 AM Hands-on Citrus Greening Identification Training
12:05 PM Adjourn

Multi-county citrus or horticultural agents: Steve Futch, Mongi Zekri, Ryan Atwood, Gary England and Chris Oswalt

While the training is free to attend, pre-registration is required. To register, please contact one of the Extension Service offices. To register for a specific location, please contact:
Sebring – Highlands County Extension, 863-402-6540
Ft. Pierce – St. Lucie County Extension, 772-462-1660

Attendees will receive 2.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) for the Restricted Pesticide and Certified Crop Advisor Licenses. In addition, participants will receive a certificate of completion of Citrus Greening Identification Training.