Wednesday, September 13, 2023

October Meeting - Dr Ramdas Kanissery

Join us Monday, October 9th, 2023 at 7pm.

Harlee Building/County Fairgrounds, 1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221

Speaker: Dr. Ramdas Kanissery

Our October Speaker
From the Program Committee

Our October speaker is Dr. Ramdas Kanissery, who leads the Weed Science research and extension program at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC) in Immokalee, FL. He previously worked as a senior chemist for an environmental research and consulting organization in Maryland.

He earned his Ph.D. in natural resources and environmental sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of many scientific and expository articles on weed control, the impact of herbicide persistence and exposure on crop health and productivity, and alternative and novel weed control tools for sustainable weed management. His extension work included the dissemination of crop-safe, applicator-safe, and precision weed management practices. He also provides a statewide service for weed identification and diagnosis of herbicide phytotoxicity in conjunction with the Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic at SWFREC.

Thursday, August 17, 2023

September 2023 Meeting - Dr Matt Snow - Longans

Join us Monday, September 11th, 2023 at 7pm.  

Harlee Building/County Fairgrounds, 1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221

Speaker: Dr Matt Snow

From the Program Committee

Our September Speaker is Dr. Matthew Snow. He was President of the Rare Fruit Council International in Miami from 2011–2020. On his farm, Sunshine Organics in Homestead, FL, he grows many tropical fruits, including mangos, avocados, annonas, and carambola.

In 2018, Dr. Snow spoke to the MRFC about avocados. His topic in our September meeting will be longans.

When not in the world of tropical fruit horticulture, Dr. Snow is a cardiology specialist with over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine, and is affiliated with several major hospitals in the Miami area. His 
office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.