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Winter Foliage Forum

Event Date(s)

Begins: January 10, 2017 9:00 am
Ends: January 10, 2017 12:00 pm

The University of Florida/Volusia County Extension will present a Winter Foliage Forum from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Pierson Lions Club, 143 W. First Ave., Pierson.

Topics will include:

  • Water pollution: 9 a.m. Commercial horticulturist Karen Stauderman will explain the effects of water pollution and the benefits of floodplains. Stauderman is an extension agent with the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension.
  • Bacterial wilt in blueberries: 9:50 a.m. Phil Harmon, Ph.D., will give an overview of this new pest outbreak, its biology, potential impact and control measures. Dr. Harmon is an associate professor in the Plant Pathology Department at the University of Florida.
  • The amazing life of a firefly: 11 a.m. Marc Branham, Ph.D., the nation’s leading authority on fireflies, will discuss the fascinating insect’s life cycle, biology, communication systems and distribution across the United States. He will also describe conservation efforts. Dr. Branham is an associate professor in the Entomology and Nematology Department at the University of Florida.

The program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, contact Karen Stauderman at 386-822-5778 or kstauderman@volusia.org.

Photo: Marc Branham, Ph.D., University of Florida