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UF/IFAS plans workshop to teach site preparation for herbicide usage

Topic(s): Agriculture, Crops, Departments, Environment, Extension, IFAS, RECs

QUINCY, Fla.— University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension will host the Advanced Forest Site Prep Herbicide Workshop in Quincy, Florida to teach advanced techniques in herbicide applications.

The Advanced Forest Site Prep Herbicide Workshop is for natural resource managers who are responsible for site preparation decisions or implementation. The workshop will take place on July 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center.

This workshop will teach participants how to properly prepare a planting site for herbicide usage, review advanced technology in aerial application, different types of forestry surfactants and how herbicides work. There will also be a prescription process where experts will help participants diagnose a suitable herbicide program for the best vegetation management.

Key note speaker Patrick Minogue, UF/IFAS associate professor of silviculture at the North Florida REC, has more than 35 years of experience in forest vegetation management. Minogue is recognized as an expert in the use of herbicides in forestry, natural areas and for control of invasive plants. He has also produced more than 150 publications regarding forest herbicides.

The workshop is free, but attendees must bring their own lunch. Herbicide applicators, consulting foresters, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists, Florida Forest Service foresters, employees of forest industry and private landowners are encouraged to attend.

Due to space constraints, attendance is limited to 80 people. To RSVP, call Megan Rogers at 850-875-7105.

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By: Brinkley Clark, 954-600-8257, brinkleycclark@ufl.edu

Source: Patrick Minogue, 850-875-7142, pminogue@ufl.edu

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