UF/IFAS to Host Vegetable Growers Meeting

Clint Thompson Florida, Top Posts, Vegetables

The University of Florida/IFAS will host a vegetable growers meeting on Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon. It will be a virtual meeting and feature talks from Extension agents and specialists.

Extension agent Craig Fey will discuss fundamentals of weed management and focus on principles such as exclusion, prevention, cultural and chemical strategies.

UF/IFAS weed scientist Ramdas Kanissery will talk about managing difficult weeds in vegetables. Nathan Boyd, UF/IFAS weed scientist, will talk about weed management programs for plasticulture vegetables, focusing on cover crops, fumigants and herbicides. Calvin Odero, UF/IFAS Associate Professor in agronomy with a specialty in weed science, will focus on weed management in sweet corn.

Yiannis Amptazidis, UF/IFAS Assistant Professor in Precision Agriculture and Smart Machines, will present smart technologies for precision weed management in vegetables.

There will also be time to for scientists to discuss upcoming research as well.

Those interested in attending can RSVP by calling 239-658-3400 or email Zoe Watson at zshobert@ufl.edu.