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Florida First Detector Training
March 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Florida First Detector Program teaches on topics of invasive species and early detection. In this webinar hosted in collaboration with UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County, we will focus on invasive pests and pathogens of palm trees! Participants will also learn how to how invasive species arrive in Florida and how they can use the distance diagnostic identification service (DDIS) and other sample submission techniques to report suspect invasive species.
This is a FREE webinar held via Zoom! Registration in advanced is required. Please be prepared to arrive at least 15 minutes early to the class to ensure you can get signed in.
Pesticide CEUs are available to those that hold an FDACS pesticide license. To receive CEU credit, you must attend the full duration of the class and participate. Attendance and participation will be verified. Each person needs to attend using their own electronic device for CEU purposes.
Attendees are eligible for 2.5 CEUs in any one of the following categories: Ornamental and Turf, Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM), Limited Lawn and Ornamental (LLO), Pest Control Operator (PCO) Lawn and Ornamental, Ag tree crop, Private Ag, Natural Areas, Forest pest control, Demonstration and Research.
9:30-9:40 Welcome and Introduction
9:40-10:00 Pests and Pathways
10:00-10:15 DDIS and Sample Submission
10:15-10:35 Build-a-bug Activity
10:35-11:00 Palm Weevils
11:00-11:15 Phantasma scale
11:15-11:30 Red Ring Disease of Palms
11:30-11:50 Lethal Bronzing in Palms
11:50-12:00 Questions and Answers