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Would you choose an alternative landscape? Understanding the effects of visual appeal and maintenance requirements

Friday, December 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm EST

Presenter: Hayk KhachatryanIt is well documented that in the past several decades, urban sprawl in the U.S. has substantially increased the area of extensively landscaped residential areas. Previous research showed that Florida homeowners consider well-maintained urban...

Fall cankerworm biology, ecology, and management in urban and rural landscapes

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm EDT

This webinar will discuss the biology, ecology, and management of the native fall cankerworm. Management strategies in the urban and rural environment will be covered. The fall cankerworm, Alsophila pometaria, is a moth native to North America whose caterpillars are commonly...

Urban Trees and Stormwater Management – Transitioning from Gray to Green

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 1:00 pm EDT

Trees offer a range of ecological benefits that include, but are not limited to, the reduction of stormwater runoff. As cities grow or redevelop, there are opportunities to reduce reliance on traditional gray infrastructure elements (e.g., drains and pipes) through the use...

Tree Risk Assessment – Perceptions, Reality, and Reliability

Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm EDT

How safe is this tree? It’s a critical question that demands an accurate answer, butassessment is not always straightforward. Learn to avoid the pitfalls of tree riskassessment as Dr. Koeser highlights sources of variation and potential bias when rating a tree’s likelihood of...

Avoiding and Remedying Abiotic Injury of Trees

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm EDT

Marion Murray, Utah State UniversityA large percentage of urban trees are affected by abiotic stresses and diseases such as drought, nutrient deficiency, and poor pruning practices. Learn about the effects these stresses have on trees and how to diagnose and mitigate...

The use of compost as soil amendment and its implication in vegetable crop health in Puerto Rico (Presented in Spanish).

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm EST

In Puerto Rico there is an increased interest and demand for the use of compost in commercial horticultural industries. However, there is a lack of information for growers on how to utilize effectively compost, which can supply sufficient nutrients to the crop but can...

Soil Compaction and Urban Trees: Strategies for Gaining Ground

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Bryant Scharenbroch

Compacted soil is one of the most common and serious problems urban trees face. Compaction quickly causes severe physical, chemical and biological alterations to soil conditions, and remediation is a difficult and lengthy process. What’s a tree care or landscape professional...

Soil Health Impacts on Pest Management

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm EDT

This webinar will focus on management activities that create conditions for beneficial soil microbes to flourish. Soil is alive with billions of microorganisms and most have an important and beneficial role to play in a healthy soil ...

May Forestry Lunch and Learn: An Approach to Pruning You Won’t Forget

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 2:00 pm EDT

Speaker: Dr. Ed Gilman, Professor, Environmental Horticulture Department, University of Florida Summary: Dr. Gilman guarantees that once you begin pruning trees using the strategies learned in this webinar, you will not regress to the old...

Extension Behavior Change: Evaluating Individual Contact Teaching

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 10:30 am EDT - Presented by Laura (Sanagorski) Warner

Many horticultural Extension professionals conduct numerous consulting phone calls, emails, office visits, and site visits to solve landscape-related problems and concerns. These individual teaching methods are valuable to clients, but can be challenging to evaluate. The goal...

Low cost plant and soil health measurements using PhotosynQ

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Greg Austic

This broadcast will be about how extension agents can collaboratively collect, share, and analyze plant and soil health data from around the world using the open source PhotosynQ platform (www.photosynq.org). PhotosynQ is a platform for measuring plant and soil health...

Sustainable Roses Series: Integrated Pest Management of the Rose

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 11:00 am EST

Everyone knows that rose gardening can be very challenging in Florida due to climate, insect pressures and disease incidence. This webinar is designed to introduce extension agents, master gardeners and advanced home gardeners to IPM techniques that will make rose...

All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Where Have All the Honey Bees Gone? Hope for the Future.

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by John Skinner, Sallie Lee

Why do we have fewer honeybees these days? What caused the decline? What can we do to help? These questions and more will be answered in this webinar presented by Dr. John Skinner, a Professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at the University of...

All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Alien Invasions, Zombies Under Foot, and Billions of Decapitated Fire Ants

Friday, October 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Sanford Porter, Nelson D. Wynn

Tune in to October's All Bugs Good and Bad webinar: Alien Invasions, Zombies Under Foot, and Billions of Decapitated Fire Ants on Friday, October 3. Learn about the wild world of the Pseudacteon decapitating flies, natural enemies of imported fire ants. This webinar will be...

All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Kudzu Bug Takes Over the Southeastern U.S./Brown Marmorated Stinkbug -- All Bad

Friday, September 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Michael Toews, Willie Datcher

Learn about two new invasive insects, the kudzu bug and the brown marmorated stinkbug, in this webinar presented by Dr. Michael Toews, Associate Professor of Entomology, University of Georgia, Tifton, GA; and Dr. Tracy Leskey, Research Entomologist, USDA ARS Appalachian Fruit...