While southern Florida's climate allows us to grow tropical flora that hobbyists in most of the rest of the country can enjoy only through photos, our many seaports make it fairly easy for plant diseases to enter the state. To stay on top of what's affecting some palms here, plan to attend Dr. Monica Elliott's program, "Palm Disease Updates on the Top Three Diseases in Florida."
Dr. Elliott is Professor and Acting Co-Director of the Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center of IFAS. She earned a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Montana State University and a law degree, summa cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University.
Snacks and refreshments will be served. Palm seeds will be available, as well as an auction of palms at the end of the meeting.