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Tropical Research & Education Center

Tropical Research & Education Center

Workshop Overview

A comprehensive workshop in agricultural acarology, including:

  1. basic mite morphology and ecology
  2. an overview of the larger mite families of agricultural importance
  3. chemical and biological control of mites
  4. field and lab diagnostics
  5. invasive/quarantine mite species to the US
  6. IPM/IMM programs

Target audience: Graduate students, extension agents, government and state agents, biological control practitioners, local growers, and grove managers. 

Prerequisites: none

Maximum Capacity: 15 people

Venue:  Tropical Research and Education Center, Teaching Building

  • Learning Objectives

    By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    1. Identify major groups of pest and predatory mites in the lab as well as in the field.
    2. Identify local pest mites and recommend management strategies.
    3. Identify natural enemies of pest mites and implement them in an IPM program.
  • Meeting Days and Times

    August 10th to August 14th, 2020 - 9 AM-5 PM each day

  • Registration

    Registration opens April 1st, 2020

    Fees: Students $100 Others $250

    To register follow the link (starting April 1st)

  • Contact

    Alexandra M. Revynthi, Ph.D.

    Daniel Carrillo, Ph.D.

    Catharine Mannion, Ph.D.

    Office phone: 786-2179245
    Office hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Tropical Research and Education Center
    18905 SW 280 ST
    Homestead, FL, 33031

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