2021 FBGA Fall Short Course

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Mission Resort Inn and Club

10400 FL-48, Howey-In-The-Hills, FL 34737

8:30 a.m. Visit Trade Show

9:00 a.m. Welcome – Dr. Scott Angle, Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources, IFAS, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.   

9:15 a.m. Management programs for the blueberry gall midge and southern red mite – Dr. Oscar Liburd, entomologist, Dept. of Entomology and Nematology, IFAS, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.  

9:40 a.m. Blueberry disease update from the UF IFAS Diagnostic Center – Dr. Phil Harmon, Extension plant pathologist, Plant Pathology Department, IFAS, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

10:00 a.m. Break – visit trade show

10:30 a.m. New blueberry IPM diagnostic phone app – Mr. Doug Phillips, blueberry Extension coordinator, GCREC, IFAS, University of Florida, Wimauma, Fla.  

10:45 a.m. Speaker and topic TBA.   

11:05 a.m. Speaker and topic TBA   

11:25 a.m. Seasonal blueberry root growth patterns and their implications – Dr. Gerard Nunez, plant physiologist, Horticultural Sciences Department, IFAS, University of Florida. Gainesville, Fla.

11:50 a.m. FBGA Business Meeting - Mr. Leonard Park, FBGA President presiding.

12:00 p.m.  Lunch and Trade Show

 1:30 p.m. Summary of the 2021 Florida blueberry season – Mr. Doug Phillips, blueberry Extension coordinator, GCREC, IFAS, University of Florida, Wimauma, Fla.  

1:55 p.m. Blueberry breeding program research update – Dr. Patricio Munoz, blueberry breeder, Horticultural Sciences Department, IFAS, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

2:20 p.m. Update on hydrogen cyanamide research in Florida – Mr. Jacob Buck, graduate student, Horticultural Sciences Department, IFAS, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

2:40 p.m. Adjourn