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South Florida Palm Society Meeting, Monday, Feb 7

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South Florida Palm Society:

There will be a general meeting Monday evening, February 7, 7:30 pm at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

Dr. Aaron Palmateer of TREC will give a presentation about the diagnosis of diseases and disorders affecting palms and how to manage them.

The program will be followed by an auction of palms. Light refreshments will be served. Seeds available.

Come early with questions about your palms for the answer desk.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Rd.

Coral Gables, FL.

Phone 305-667-1651.

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A bit more on the meeting topic:

Establishing a successful integrated pest management (IPM) program in the landscape or nursery must begin with the proper diagnosis of diseases and disorders. The Florida Extension Plant Diagnostic Clinic (FEPDC) located at the Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) in Homestead is committed to helping clients properly diagnose plant diseases and disorders, and inform growers of effective management strategies. An accurate diagnosis is of critical importance not only for large-scale growers, but also for small operations and individuals with private plant collections.

With a steady increase of housing and development, urban agriculture is on the rise, making it more important than ever to practice environmentally sound disease and pest management strategies. This presentation will highlight common and economically important diseases affecting palms and provide practical IPM strategies for the nursery and landscape.

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