Media Release

December Commercial Horticulture Program

Monday, November 24, 2014 2:00 PM
watermelonALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Commercial Horticulture Program for December, 2014. This program is being offered by Aparna Gazula, Commercial Horticulture Agent, at the Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center (2142 Shealy Drive, Gainesville).

2014 Suwannee Valley Watermelon Institute
– December 2, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Educational sessions include: bacterial disease in watermelon, water regulation updates, research on petiole sap testing and much more. Pesticide Applicator and Certified Crop Advisor CEUs will be available.
No registration fee - lunch and dinner will be provided.  Please pre-register by November 26, at 386-362-1725, ext. 101. 
For more information about this program, contact Aparna Gazula, Commercial Horticulture Agent at 352-955-2402. Visit the Extension Office calendar for additional programs offered by the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County.
An Equal Opportunity Institution. Extension Service, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Nick T. Place, Dean. Single copies of Extension publications (excluding 4-H and youth publications) are available free to Florida residents from county Extension offices. Information about alternate formats is available from IFAS Communications, University of Florida, PO Box 110810, Gainesville, FL 32611-0810.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).