SFPS General Meeting – April 4, 2022
Dr. BRAHAM DHILLON (Assistant Professor of Palm Horticulture at UF-IFAS in Ft. Lauderdale)
“Understanding Fungal Pathogens of Palms”
Our guest speaker on Monday, April 4, will be Dr. Braham Dhillon, Assistant Professor at the IFAS station in Ft. Lauderdale. His topic will be “Understanding Fungal Pathogens of Palms”. Dr. Dhillon earned his Ph.D. in plant pathology at Purdue University in 2010 and has been at the IFAS station since 2019.
“Dr. Dhillon is a molecular plant pathologist working on fungal pathogens of palms, other woody plants and crops of agricultural significance. His research (70%) and extension (30%) programs focus on leveraging pathogen biology for diagnostics and management of fungal pathogens and disease challenges faced by nurseries and stakeholders.” (UF IFAS)
Doors at Fairchild Garden will open at 7:00, and, as usual, light snacks will be served.
We also encourage you to bring potluck dishes for the food table. The meeting will start at about 7:30, and it will be followed by our auction. The SFPS will happily accept donations of plants for the auction.
APRIL 4th, 2022, @ 7:00 PM Speaker @ 7:30 PM
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
South Gate, Garden House
Please consider bringing a plant for the auction, and make sure it is tagged with the binomial (scientific name).
General meetings are held on the first Monday of February, April, June, August, and October, with guest speakers at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s Garden House, doors at 7:00 pm, business & speaker by 7:30 pm. Use the South Entrance and walk through the stone & iron gate. Have a speaker suggestion for the Society? If so, please contact us.
SFPS meets on the first Monday of every even-numbered month.
Dates for 2022:
February 7, 2022
April 4, 2022
June 6, 2022
August 1, 2022
October 3, 2022
December 5, 2022
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The SFPS generally plans garden tours in the spring & fall. These events range from nurseries specializing in palms, to private residences, and other locations of interest to palm enthusiasts.
SFPS’s (5) bimonthly meetings are open to non-members. The SFPS holiday in December is free to members, and guests may attend for $10. The party has traditionally featured a pot luck dinner, live auction, and silent auction.