University of Florida (UF), IFAS Extension

Caribbean Pest Diagnostic Network (CPDN) - Diagnostician Training

June 12-19, 2010 Program

UF Campus, Gainesville, Florida, USA


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This training is funded by the USDA / T-STAR project titled "Building Technical and Institutional Policy Support Platforms for An Effective US/Caribbean Basin Invasive Species Safeguarding System". PI, Dr. Evans, Food and Resource Economics Department (FRED), UF, IFAS.

Entomology sessions are organized by Dr. Amanda Hodges, Entomology Department, UF, IFAS, and Plant Pathology sessions are organized by Ms. Carrie Harmon, Plant Pathology Department, UF, IFAS.

Coordinator for this training: Drs. Tim Momol, UF IFAS Extension ( tmomol@ufl.edu  850-528-2780 ) and Gilly Evans

Saturday - June 12 - Arrival day to Gainesville Airport (GNV), participants will take taxi to go to Hotel (please keep a receipt)     CABOT LODGE, 3726 SW 40th BLVD, GAINESVILLE, FL 32608, Phone 352-375-2400.

Room reservations are made at CABOT LODGE for all registered participants one person per room (Arriving June 12, departure June 19). Room rates will be paid by UF/IFAS.

Sunday - June 13

  • 8:30 am - Breakfast at the hotel
  • 9:30 am - Pick up from Hotel, logistic needs of participants,
  • 11:00 am - Registration, Orientation and Reimbursement Procedures at McCarty 1031 A&B
  • 12:00 pm - Lunch on your own
  • 13:00 pm - Florida Museum of Natural History (Butterfly Rainforest and Crime Scene Insects)
  • 3:30 pm Back to McCarty 1031 A&B
  • 3:30 pm - Introduction, History, Purpose and Mission of the CPDN and CISSIP (Drs. Waldy Klassen, Tropical REC, UF, IFAS; Carlton Davis, FRED, UF, IFAS; Gilly Evans, and Carolyn Cohen, APHIS, USDA)
  • 4:15 pm - Pest diagnostic NETWORKS- needs and benefits - Group discussion (Tim Momol, and Amanda Hodges)
  • 5:30 pm - back to Hotel
  • Dinner on your own
  • 5:30 pm - Martin Microscope will set up dissecting and compound microscopes and cameras in McCarty 1031 A&B (Cameras and scopes are for Mon, Tue and Wed). Some cameras are for Plant Disease Clinic, Bldg 78 Mowry Rd.

Monday - June 14

Tuesday - June 15

Wednesday - June 16

Thursday - June 17

  • 7:00 am - Breakfast at Hotel
  • 8:15 am - Pick up from Hotel
  • 9:00 am - Important Pest SOPs (Carrie Harmon) 1031 A&B
  • 10:30 am - First Detectors (Amanda Hodges) 1031 A&B
  • Noon - Lunch on your own
  • 1:30 pm - APHIS, CSI and linkage to International Programs (Carolyn Cohen)
  • 2:30 pm - Discussion on CPDN Management Structure (Carolyn Cohen and Tim Momol)
  • 3:30 pm - Intro to Chain of custody for new pests and scenario exercises (Amanda Hodges)
  • 5:30 pm - Back to Hotel
  • Dinner on your own

Friday - June 18

  • 7:00 am - Breakfast at Hotel
  • 8:15 am - Pick up from Hotel
  • 9:00 am - Entomology Department, UF, IFAS Visit (Amanda Hodges)
    • Dr. Billy Crow-9:00-9:25, extension nematology
    • Dr. Oscar Liburd-9:25-9:50, fruit IPM
    • Dr. Phil Kaufmann-9:50-10:10, medical and veterinary entomology
    • Dr. Eileen Buss-10:10-10:35, ornamental and turf entomology
    • Dr. Jamie Ellis-10:35-11:00, apiculture
  • 11:00 am - Plant Medicine Program (PMP Director, Dr. Robert McGovern) (Entomology Department Rm 1031)
  • Noon - Lunch on your own
  • 1:30 am Plant Path Department and Clinic visits (Carrie Harmon)
  • 5:30 pm - Back to Hotel
  • Dinner on your own

Saturday - June 19 - Departure day, breakfast at the Hotel (6:30 -10:00 am) (for early departures may not be available). Please take a taxi to Airport and keep a receipt for reimbursement. Please arrange the taxi the night before.

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