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Alabama Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center

Alabama Citrus IPM Workshop on Thursday, March 2nd, 2006 at the Gulf Coast Research & Extension Center in Fairhope, Alabama.

Auburn University is holding a workshop and training session on citrus pest management on Thursday, March 2nd, 2006 at the Gulf Coast Research & Extension Center in Fairhope, Ala (8300 State Hwy 104).  The workshop is funded by an EPA-Strategic Agricultural Initiative grant for development and implementation of citrus IPM in Alabama. The purpose of this workshop is to provide area growers with an understanding of the fundamentals of integrated pest management and capability of identification and control of the major pests of citrus in Alabama.  There is no cost to attend this workshop and lunch will be provided. This workshop is intended for commercial Satsuma growers and other citrus enthusiasts who have trees or plan to start new orchards. We encourage orchard owners or managers to include all employees of your farm involved with pest management decisions in this workshop.  Dr. Carl Childers, a retired entomologist from the Univ. of Florida and an expert on mite biology and control will be a featured speaker. 

Further questions about the workshop can be directed to our office at (251)990-8417

Alabama Citrus IPM Workshop Schedule; March 2, 2006
9:00 am Introduction and Overview of IPM; Dr. Henry Fadamiro, Dept. of Entomology & Plant Pathology, Auburn University

9:30 am  Citrus diseases and control timing; Monte Nesbitt, Dept. of Horticulture, Auburn University
9:50 am Leaf-footed plant bug and Citrus Leafminer; Monte Nesbitt
10:10 am Scale and Whiteflies; Henry Fadamiro
10:30 am Break (16 min)
10:45 am Integrated Mite Control on Alabama Citrus; Dr. Carl C. Childers, Citrus Research & Extension Center, University of Florida
11:30 am  Identification of mites and insects on citrus leaves and fruit/ using microscopes and hand lenses; Dr. Childers and Terry Hargroder, Dept. of Horticulture, Auburn University
12:00 pm lunch on the grounds provided by the Alabama Citrus IPM Program
1:00 pm Travel to Station Orchards
1:16 pm Field Scouting and Sampling Techniques; Childers, Hargroder, Nesbitt
2:00 pm Airblast orchard sprayer demonstration; Nesbitt
2:30 pm return to auditorium
2:45 pm Putting it all together (Questions and Answers); Dr. Fadamiro
3:00 pm  Doorprizes (Hand lenses) & Adjourn


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