Palm Beach County Extension
As part of the University of Florida IFAS extension service, Bill focuses on providing training and new research results for existing and startup nursery production, landscape and structural pests and pathogens. Bill has worked for the past 20 years with Palm Beach County nursery, landscape and pest control industries and for the ten years prior to that, he was Broward County’s Commercial Horticulture Extension Agent and County Extension Director. He began working in the nursery and landscape industries in middle school.
Bachelor of Science in ornamental horticulture & two agricultural teaching credentials, California Polytechnic State University.
Master of Science in plant protection, University of Arizona.
Insect pest management (IPM) is sometimes a challenge with native plants, especially when harsh pesticides need to be avoided for healthy wildlife habitat and when new invasive insects keep arriving in Florida. It is estimated on average that 2.5 new insects become established in Florida every month. Additionally, stress to native plants that are mismatched […]