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In this issue...
Possible Effects of Hurricane Page 2
Damage
Details on New Kanemite 15C Page 2
Miticide for Strawberries
The Florida Department of Page 3
Agriculture and Consumer
Services
Herbicides in Strawberries Page 3

Pesticide Registrations and Page 4
Actions
SPECIAL GCREC FACT SHEET Page 5
Root Necrosis of Strawberries
Caused by Colletotrichum
acutatum
You Might Be a Floridian If... Page 7
Fall Blueberry Short Course Page7





















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From Your Extension
Agent ..
WOW! Three hurricanes
in one year! This is one for the
history books! I am sure all of you
will be as happy as I will be when
Dec. 1 gets here and the 2004
hurricane season is over. I hope
each of you came through safely and
have repaired and cleaned up from
Hurricane Jeanne, which was the
worst one for us.
For our vegetable growers,
Hurricanes Jeanne and Frances
caused much havoc, tearing up
plastic, breaking stakes and plants,
knocking off fruit, and spreading
disease. For many strawberry
growers, mulched beds were torn up,
and fields that were too wet to bed
because of Frances were put under
water again from Jeanne -- further
delaying preparation for planting.
Our national government
has many agencies helping citizens
and the businesses of our state
recover from the history making 4
hurricanes that hit Florida. The Farm
Service Agency, which is part of
USDA, is the agency handling the
Florida Hurricane Agricultural
Disaster Assistance program for
growers. This program will be for
producers of citrus, fruits and
vegetables, and nursery crops.
Originally, money in this program
was for losses caused by Hurricanes
Charley and Frances, but now it is
also for losses caused by Hurricane
Jeanne.
Hillsborough County has
been declared a disaster area for
Frances and Jeanne. Sign-up dates
for the various commodities are


staggered to help with the number of
people wanting to enroll. The sign-
up for citrus is now; the sign-up for
nursery crops will start Oct. 26th, and
the sign-up for vegetables and non-
citrus fruit will begin on Nov. 9th.
There are so many producers
needing assistance that Farm Service
Agency in Plant City asks that you
make an appointment. Their address
is 1001 E. Baker St., Plant City and
their phone number is 813-752-1474.
Payments for plasticulture
vegetables and selected tropical fruit
losses are to be $2,500 per planted
acre ($2,000 per acre if damage
occurred to beds prior to planting the
crop). If the crop damaged is the
second crop in a double-crop
situation, then payments will be
$1,000 per acre. And the payments
for conventional row crops (i.e.
vegetable crops grown on bare
ground), where more than half the
crop has been lost, will be $250 per
acre. Eligibility requirements are
still being worked out. For example,
a grower may have to document a
50% or greater loss of plastic in
order to qualify for payment.
Payments are limited to $80,000 for
each producer, and adjusted gross
income must be below $2.5 million
unless 75% or more of a producer's
income is derived from farming or
forestry. Payments will be adjusted
depending on whether or not the
crop is covered by crop insurance
(for insurable crops) or covered
under the Noninsured Crop Disaster
Assistance Program (NAP).
Growers receiving payments will be
expected to purchase crop insurance

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or NAP coverage for the next crop
year. If you have questions contact
the Plant City office.
Be sure to keep detailed
records of all expenses you incur for
repairs to hurricane-damaged fields.
Take pictures if possible. For the
latest information go to the USDA
Farm Service agency website- httt://
disaster.fsa.usda.gov/
fl hurricane.htm. This site is
updated as new information on the
program comes out.
Blueberry growers: be sure
to read the article by Dr. Jeff
Williamson in this issue of the
newsletter. Dr. Williamson
discusses hurricane damage to
blueberries and its possible effects
on next season's harvest.
As we move towards the
end of the year it will be time to start
thinking about protecting your crop
from freeze events. Chris Oswalt,
the citrus extension agent for
Hillsborough and Polk, will be
starting the 2004-05 Winter Weather
Watch Program that runs from Nov.
15 to March 15. Participants will
receive a number to call to receive
daily ag forecasts. Or if you are
enrolled in the new pilot program,
you will receive the forecasts as a
text message on your Nextel. During
periods when freezes are likely,
forecasts will be updated every 2-3
hours. The cost to receive this
information for the 2004-05 season
is $100. For more information on
the program or to receive a
registration form call Chris at 863-
519-8677, ext 108.

Good luck to everyone for the
upcoming season!
fa&7; WhItdden








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Possible Effects of
Hurricane Damage
Jeff Williamson

There is no doubt that a
direct hit from a strong hurricane can
cause damage to blueberry plantings
in many different forms. Heavy rains
on the order of 8 to 12 inches can
flood plants resulting in direct injury
to the root systems and later injury
from Phytophthora root rot which
may not be readily apparent for
several months. High winds can
remove or damage leaves and buds.
If a significant number of leaves are
removed, or damaged to the point of
being non-functional, adverse
consequences will likely result.
Our research has shown that
early fall defoliation can
significantly reduce flower bud
initiation and development needed
for next year's crop. Each leaf
initially has a vegetative bud in its
axil that can potentially convert to a
flower bud, usually during the fall. If
a leaf is removed too early in the fall,
the chances of the associated
vegetative bud converting to a flower
bud are greatly reduced. With
significant early fall defoliation, the
net result can be a large reduction in
the number of flower buds from
during the late fall and winter. Our
research indicates that defoliation in
September can cause a dramatic
reduction in the number of flower
buds formed.
Additionally, further
development of an already existing
flower bud can be retarded by early
fall defoliation. That is, the number
of florets per flower bud can be
reduced which can also result in
reduced yields the following spring.
The above effects of early
defoliation have been demonstrated
experimentally with 'Sharpblue' and
'Misty' but probably apply to most
cultivars.
With 'Star' a different
response occurred in our
experiments when entire plants were


defoliated in early/mid September.
These plants initiated a late season
vegetative growth flush
characterized by numerous short
flushes primarily on the upper
portions of the canes. These short
flushes quickly set terminal buds and
developed numerous flower buds in
the leaf axils. However, since these
flowers buds developed very late
during the growing season, their
bloom was delayed the following
spring by 2 to 3 weeks. In this
particular experiment, even though
yields were not reduced by
September defoliation, the resulting
fruit were harvested much later than
usual because of the delayed bloom
period. In cases where leaves are
damaged but plants are not
defoliated, it is very difficult to guess
what the effects on overall plant
health and yield might be.



Details on New
Kanemite 15 SC
Miticide for Strawberries
James F. Price and Curtis Nagle

Recently I passed on the
information that Kanemite 15 SC
acequinocyl miticide had been
registered federally and would be
available for Florida strawberry
production this season. That
announcement did not contain details
of the registration or expected
methods of use. This article
provides some of that important
information.
We at GCREC Dover have
worked with the Arvesta Corporation
registrant on developing this
excellent miticide since 2001.
Before that though, we performed
major work with acequinocyl, then
known as DPX-3792, until DuPont
abandoned further development in
1982. Through all of this experience
we have found that acequinocyl
provides exceptional control of
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twospotted spider mites on
strawberries under our
environmental conditions.
Kanemite 15 SC
possesses favorable toxicological
and environmental qualities and
gained the EPA "Reduced Risk"
designation that allowed a "fast-
track" to registration... that is, "fast"
after Arvesta Corporation resurrected
it! It cannot be applied, however,
within 75 feet of aquatic areas and
precautions must be taken to prevent
its entering ponds and streams.
Kanemite 15 SC is a fluid
that will be applied in a minimum of
100 gallons of preparation per acre.
There is a 1-day PHI and 12-hour
REI. Only two applications may be
made per year and they must be
separated by at least 21 days. The
second application cannot be made
until a miticide of another mode of
action is used. Acequinocyl acts as a
site III mitochondrial electron
transfer inhibitor. There is no
similar miticide registered in
strawberry and cross-resistance to
existing products is not expected.
Kanemite 15 SC is not
systemic. It is taken into the mite
primarily by contact action and
secondarily by feeding on surface
residues. Therefore it is very
important that spraying principles
are followed to ensure contact to the
mites hidden on the undersides of
leaves.
There is one restriction that
can be very important to some of our
farms and must be noted. Crops
other than strawberries may not be
planted in rotation for at least one
year following treatment of
strawberries. Therefore use of this
product would eliminate the option
of double cropping with squash and
other vegetables and would prohibit
planting the strawberry field to fall
or perhaps spring (depending on date
of application) vegetables.
The miticide was registered
only on almonds, citrus, and pome
fruits in addition to the strawberries,
so we are fortunate. It is also


registered for use on ornamentals,
but under a different name. Product
will not be available at local
distributors until the first of the year.
For those of us who worked
on acequinocyl in its first life, this
event has been a long time coming.
It is good to see the material finally
going to work for Florida strawberry
growers.


The Florida Department
of Agriculture and
Consumer Services,
Office of Agricultural Water Policy,
is hosting a rule development
workshop on December 7 at the
Hillsborough County Cooperative
Extension Service to share their draft
Vegetable and Agronomic Crop Best
Management Practices(BMP)
manual with area growers. This is
an important workshop because
state law requires that the BMP
manual be adopted by rule under
Florida Administrative Code, and the
manual then becomes the vehicle by
which growers can comply with
emerging water quality requirements
under Florida's Total Maximum
Daily Load program. Please make
plans to attend this meeting that
begins at 2:00 p.m.! Access to the
manual online is at:
www.floridaagwaterpolicy. com
under Best Management
Practices The web site also have
information on TMDLs and other
water quality and BMP issues.




Herbicides in
Strawberries
Bill Stall, Horticultural Sciences
Department Vegetarian 04-09

FFVA was able to obtain a
CUE (critical use exemption) for
strawberry production in Florida for
2005. This has reduced the crises
that would have existed for herbicide
3


use under the mulch for season long
weed control in strawberry
production in Florida. The following
is an update on herbicide labels for
use in Florida and the work in
progress to obtain more tools for
weed management.

Available Labels

Napropamide (Devrinol 50 DF)
now is labeled for preplant
incorporation or preplant-water
incorporated. The previous label
was for application post-plant.
Devrinol is labeled for 4 lb ai/A
under mulch. The herbicide will
leach with all the irrigation use at the
present time for stand
establishment. Changes in irrigation
timing and amounts need to be made
for all herbicides to be effective
under mulch.

Clethodim (Select) is labeled for
control of emerged grasses. This is
the only post-grass herbicide labeled
in Florida.

Terbacil (Sinbar) has a label for
application under mulch for annual
strawberries in Florida only. Sinbar
is not as leachable as Devrinol, but
there is a 110 day preharvest interval
on the use.

Oxyfluorfen (Goal) does not have a
label for strawberries, but does have
a stale seed-bed label and may be
applied under mulch 30 days
preplant.

Paraquat (Gramoxone Max,
Gramoxone SuperTres, Cyclone
Max) is labeled for preplant
application to bur down emerged
weeds and a directed shielded label
for row middles. None of the above
products have a crop destruct
label. Boa, the product that had the
crop destruct label had been
discontinued.


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Glyphosate (Roundup Original II,
Roundup UltrMax, Roundup
WeatherMax) have fallow labels,
preplant labels and row middle
application labels.

Work in Progress

Terbacil (Sinbar). Residue studies
are being carried out to reduce the
preharvest interval to less than 110
days. Two trials were carried out
last year where harvest was 45 days
from application, but the supplied
herbicide did not meet EPA
standards. Two more trials will have
to be redone this year to reduce the
PHI for Florida needs.

Oxyfluorfen (Goal). A request has
been submitted to the IR-4
committee from the southeastern
states to obtain residues of Goal
under mulch on annual strawberries
at 5-7 days preplant. The Goal
formulation may also change from a
2XL to a 4F making the product less
volatile. Row middle residue trials
have already been done.

Clopyralid (Stinger). Residue trials
on the use of Stinger in strawberries
have been carried out. Stinger is a
growth regulator herbicide and is
good for POST control of many
broadleaf weeds, including vetch,
black medic, and clovers as well as
Carolina geranium and evening
primrose. Under some conditions,
Stinger will deform flowers and
fruit. The preharvest interval on the
labels in other states now is 30
days. We have run residue tests in
Florida for 3 and 7 days. There is
too much residue at 3 days, and we
have not been informed on the 7 day
PHI. Hopefully, chlopyralid will be
labeled in the state this year. The
label on strawberries will have to be
a third-party label if obtained.

Sulfentrazone (Spartan) is another
herbicide that does not have a


Florida label at the present time. It is
used on tobacco in several
southeastern states, and is a
candidate for use in tomato, pepper,
and several cucurbits. Spartan does
control nutsedges when applied
under mulch. In trials in Florida,
strawberry does have a great deal of
tolerance to its application. IR-4
residue trials have been carried out
in 2003.

Carfentrazone (Aim) is a burn
down herbicide that has a section 18
label in tomato, pepper and eggplant
in Florida as a post-directed shielded
spray for control of paraquat
resistant nightshade. EPA is
expected to give a super-crop group
tolerance to carfentrazone for use in
row middles. When that happens,
Aim may be labeled in strawberries.

Crop Destruct Labels

Even though Boa had a crop destruct
label, there had to be efficacy trials
run with the Gramoxone products for
them to obtain a crop destruct
label. This was done this past year at
3 rates and 4 different gallon/a
applications. Hopefully, a crop
destruct label can be obtained.




Pesticide Registrations
and Actions

?? In July, the EPA released the
most recent risk assessment for
the fungicide thiram. Due to
perceived risks, the agency is
considering canceling the use of
this material on strawberry and
apple. Comments regarding the
use and benefit of the fungicide
are being collected on the
agency's docket (http://
www.spa.gov/edocket/). The
docket number is OPP-2004-
0183. (Federal Register, 7/2/04).


?? On August 6, the FDACS issued
the special local needs
registration SLN FL-040005 to
Dow AgroSciences for the use
of chlorpyrifos i '! .i.ii '. )
insecticide (EPA Reg.#62719-
301) on pepper to manage beet
armyworm. (FDACS letter of
8/6/04).
?? Based on a request by Syngenta
Crop Protection Inc., tolerances
have been approved for the
fungicide propiconazole (Tilt).
Tolerances of importance to
Florida include sweet corn and
peanut. (Federal Register,
8/4/04).
?? Based on a request by Bayer
CropScience tolerances have
been approved for the fungicide
propamocarb (Pre\ icur R ).
Tolerances of importance to
Florida include fruiting
vegetables, cucurbit vegetables,
and head and leafy lettuce.
(Federal Register, 8/4/04).
?? Based on a request by Arvesta
Corporation, tolerances have
been approved for the miticide
acequinocyl. This is a broad
spectrum miticide (except rust
mites) with a new mode of
action that is less detrimental to
beneficial species. Tolerances
of importance to Florida,
include: citrus and strawberry.
(Federal Register, 7/21/04).



The use of trade names in this pub-
lication is solely for the purpose of
providing specific information. It
is not a guarantee or warranty of
the products names and does not
signify that they are approved to
the exclusion of others ofsuitable
composition. Use pesticides safely.
Read and follow directions on the
manufacturer's label.


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SPECIAL GCREC FACT SHEET

Root Necrosis of
Strawberries Caused by
Colletotrichum
acutatum
Jim Mertely and Natalia Peres

Pathogen and Symptoms. Since
the 2000 season, establishing a
healthy stand of strawberry plants
has become more problematic for
Florida strawberry growers.
Transplants in affected fields wilt,
die, or grow slowly after overhead
irrigation is withdrawn. In 1997, Dr.
Stan Freeman reported similar
symptoms in Israel, and linked the
problem to root necrosis (root rot)
caused by Colletotrichum acutatum.
This fungus causes epidemics of
anthracnose fruit rot in Florida, and
is now known to impede plant
establishment as well. Few
functional roots are found on
infected plants even 1 to 2 weeks
after transplanting (Fig. 1). Old
structural roots are brown or black
with few feeder roots, while new
roots develop brown lesions, die
back from the tip, or fail to emerge
from the crown (Fig. 2). In severe
cases, C. acutatum enters the crown,
causing a basal crown rot and
eventually killing the plant (Fig. 3).
Plants in affected fields are stunted
or irregular in size, flower late, and
produce a poor early crop (Fig. 4 &
5). Infected plants may recover
during the cool winter months and
produce normally in February and
March, if an outbreak of anthracnose
fruit rot does not occur.

Disease Development and Spread.
C. acutatum frequently colonizes
leaves and petioles of runner plants
in the nursery. Obvious symptoms
may not be visible in the nursery
environment, but if inoculum is
allowed to build up and the weather
is favorable, lesions may develop on
the petioles (Fig. 6). Little is known


about how or when the pathogen
spreads from colonized tissue above
the ground to the root system below.
However, C. acutatum grows freely
in diseased tissues, and has been
isolated from the soil around
diseased plants. Healthy plants are
presumably contaminated by this
inoculum during normal digging,
trimming, and packing operations in
the nursery.
Cultivars that are highly
susceptible to anthracnose fruit rot,
e.g., Camarosa and Treasure, are
susceptible to root necrosis disease
as well. Observations made at the
GCREC-Dover suggest that
symptom severity is directly related
to plant stress during the
establishment period. Preliminary
studies have shown that plant
mortality is also enhanced by high
levels of fertilization. Early in the
season, plant-to-plant disease spread
is not thought to occur below ground
as the root systems are relatively
isolated. However, above-ground
spread does occur and may be
facilitated by overhead irrigation
during establishment. Studies are
needed to verify these observations
and investigate factors which
influence disease development in the
production field.

Control. Diseases caused by C.
acutatum are best controlled by
exclusion (not introducing the
pathogen into the field in the first
place). Purchase transplants from a
reputable source. While this does
not guarantee disease free material,
reputable nurserymen take measures
to limit disease occurrence and
spread, and avoid selling transplants
from obviously infected fields when
control measures fail. Inspect
transplants for petiole lesions caused
by C. acutatum (Fig. 6). If
suspicious spots are found, the
disease can be confirmed at the Plant
Diagnostic Lab in Dover. A pre -
plant fungicide dip may suppress
disease development when the


disease is confirmed or susceptible
cultivars are being grown. Abound
and Oxidate are labeled for this use
(Table 1). In addition, Switch has
a Special Local Needs label for use
as a pre-plant dip in Florida. All
three products were tested at
GCREC-Dover by dipping naturally
infected runner plants for 5 minutes
just before planting. Each product
reduced inoculum levels 10 days
after planting. None increased early
marketable yields, although the
Switch treatment increased yield
later in the season. All treatments in
this study were sprayed weekly with
captain throughout the season,
beginning soon after establishment.
Little anthracnose fruit rot developed
in any of the experimental plots.
Measures which reduce
plant stress during establishment will
reduce the severity of root necrosis
disease as well. Strawberries should
be planted in the morning whenever
possible to avoid high temperatures
and drying conditions that occur in
the afternoon. After setting, start
overhead irrigating as soon as
possible to prevent transplants from
wilting on the hot plastic. After 7 to
8 days, use plant response to
determine if overhead irrigation is
still necessary. Continue irrigating
in the afternoons if drying conditions
are encountered or the plants wilt
when water is withdrawn. If hot
weather is anticipated after overhead
irrigation has ended, consider
spraying the beds with ,.!i...i i'd .,
which reduces heat stress by coating
the plants and plastic with white
kaolin clay. Surround was the only
product that significantly increased
early season yields in the previously
mentioned study. Note that
overhead irrigation was stopped after
6 days to intentionally stress plants
in that study.
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Table 1. Products used in Florida to suppress root necrosis disease (Colletotrichum acutatum)

Active ingre- REI
Trade name ie iType RET Comments
dient (hours)
Aboud an s n Pre-plant dip in 5 to 8 fl oz of 2.08 lb flowable
Abound azoxystrobin strobilurin 4 wt
formulation per 100 gal water
S Pre-plant dip in 64 fl oz of 27% formulation per
hydrogen per- oxidizer disin-
Oxidate droge fer ett 100 gal water. Higher rates (e.g., 128 fl oz) may
oxide fectant
cause stunting or phytotoxicity.
+ pyr e, Pre-plant dip in 5 to 8 dry oz of 62.5WG formu-
cyprodinil + pynmidine,
Switch cy dinil p12 lation in 100 gal water. One-year plant back re-
fludioxonil pyrrole striction.
restriction.
Add 25 to 50 lbs to 100 gal water and spray over
Surround kaolin clay Stress reducer 4 tops of beds. Gradually washes off plants and
plastic during subsequent rains.

*After the application has dried.


Fig. 1 Few function roots.
Photo- IIF GCREC


Fig. 2 Other symptoms.
Photo: UF, GCREC


Fig. 3 Basal crown rot.
Photo: UF, GCREC


Fig. 4 Stunted plants. Fig. 5 Poor early harvest.
Photo: UF, GCREC Photo: UF, GCREC


Fig. 6 Lesions on petioles.
Photo: UF, GCREC


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You Might Be a
Floridian If...

... You exhibit a slight twitch when
introduced to anyone with the first
names Charley, Frances, Ivan, or
Jeanne.
...If an airboat is parked in your
driveway instead of a car.
...You no longer worry about rela-
tives visiting during the summer
months.
...You too haven't heard back from
the insurance adjusters.
...You've ordered gas cans via
FedEx.
... You now understand what that
little "2% hurricane deductible"
phrase really means.
...You're putting a collage together
on your driveway of roof shingles
from your neighborhood.
...Your Street has more than 3 "NO
WAKE" signs posted on it.
...You now own 5 large ice chests.
...You recognize all the people in
line at the free ice, gas, and plywood
locations.
...You stop what you're doing and
clap and wave when you see a con-
voy of power trucks come down
your street.
...You get depressed when they don't
stop.
...You have the personal cell phone
numbers of the managers for: ply-
wood, roofing supplies, and genera-
tors at Home Depot on your speed
dial.
...You've spent more than $20 on
"Tall white kitchen bags" to make
your own sandbags.
...You now think that $6000 for a
whole-house generator seems rea-
sonable.
...You ask your relatives up north to
start saving the Sunday real estate
classified.

Thanks to Donna Maranto with the
Family, Youth & Community Sci-
ences Dept. at the Univ. of Florida
for sending this to IFAS personnel.


Mean Jeanne. Al Herndon of
Ferris Farms in Floral City has given
us permission to publish Silvia Ron-
don's photo of his torn plastic as a
result of Hurricane Jeanne. The hur-
ricane force winds dislodged some of
the plastic mulch. The amount of
damaged plastic was related to the
slope and elevation of the field, and
workers were able to replace most of
the plastic.


Fall Blueberry Short
Course
Thursday, October 21, 2004
Florida Farm Bureau Building
5700 SW 34th Street
Gainesville, Fla.
Beginning at 8 am
Highlights include:

?? Results of fertilizer studies in
pine bark culture.
?? Overview of blueberry varieties
for use in Florida.
?? Update on promotional and re-
search activities at the United
States Highbush Blueberry
Council.
?? Update on insect pest manage-
ment in blueberry.


?? Available fungicides and their
uses for Florida blueberry pro-
duction.

Registration Apre-registrationfomn for the
Fall Blueberry Short Course is below. This
form must be returned postmarked by
October 12 to guarantee your meal. There
is no registration fee for FBGA members
provided their membership is up-to-date.
Non-members will be asked to join, and
delinquent members will be asked to renew
their membership, or pay a $20 registration
fee per person. You can join or re-new your
membership at the door but we need to know
who is attending so PLEASE RETURN
THE PRE-REGISTRATION FORM by
October 12.

Directions to the Farm Bureau Building in
Gainesville Traveling north on 1-75, take the
first Gainesville exit on the south side of town
(Williston Rd. or Hwy 121 exit). Go about
1,000 feet east toward Gainesville on Hwy
121 and turn south (right) on Hwy 23 (Rocky
Point Rd /S.W. 34i Street). The Farm Bureau
building is less than 1 mile south on the right
side of the road. Drive around to the opposite
side of the building which is the front of the
building and faces 1-75. Park there and enter.
If you are coming on Hwy 441, turn west on
Williston Rd. and go toward 1-75. Turn south
on 341 Street (Rocky Point Rd.) Just before
you get to I-75.
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Blueberry Fall Short
Course Pre-registration

Please pre-register for the FBGA
Fall Short Course by
October 12, 2004

Please complete this form and
return postmarked no later than
October 12, 2004 to:
Florida Blueberry Growers'
Association
P.O. Box 141733
Gainesville, FL 32614

Name(s) attending Short Course:







Contact Phone No.

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October 2004




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