Webinar on Lethal Viral Necrosis in St. Augustinegrass

Close view of grass blade with yellow streaks indicating presence of virus

UF/IFAS Extension will offer a free webinar on Lethal Viral Necrosis in Saint Augustinegrass on Wednesday, January 18, 2022, 9 a.m. to noon.

Who Should Attend?

  • Property owners with Saint Augustinegrass
  • Extension agents
  • Lawncare professionals
  • Pest control industry professionals
  • Homeowner associations (HOAs)
  • City and county turf administrators

CEU's available: FDACS, FNGLA, and LIAF

Cost: FREE


9 – 9:50 a.m.
2022 LVN Update, Lethal Viral Necrosis and Mosaic Disease: Background, Research to Date, Current Spread
Dr. Phil Harmon, UF/IFAS Gainesville

9:50 – 10:50 a.m.
Lethal Viral Necrosis Challenges for Community Associations, Homeowners and Green Industry Professionals Sampling and Testing for the Disease
Dr. Romina Gazis, UF/IFAS TREC and Laurie Albrecht, Palm Beach Extension

10:55 – 11:55 a.m.
Renovating Turf: Available Cultivars, Species and Sourcing
Dr. Kevin Kenworthy, UF/IFAS Gainesville
Establishing Turf: Renovation Best Practices, Herbicide and Cultural Options, Post Installation Care
Dr. Bryan Unruh, UF/IFAS WFREC
Lethal Viral Necrosis in Miami-Dade County/Frequently Asked Questions, Henry Mayer, Miami-Dade Extension

11:55 a.m. – Noon — CEUs


Henry Mayer, M.S.
Commercial Urban Horticulture Agent
UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County

Laurie Albrecht
Environmental Horticulture Agent
UF/IFAS Extension Palm Beach County

Learn More About the Virus

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