60TH ANNIVERSARY SUMMER CELEBRATION!!
DATE: August 8, 2019 @ 6PM
LOCATION: Long Island Aquarium, 431 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901 Google Maps
The Long Island Flower Growers Association invites you, your family and staff members to join us for our 60th Anniversary summer celebration at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead. Enjoy a great dinner by the river and visit with fellow LIFGA members. A Chinese auction will be held along with our 50/50 raffle. *Please bring your donations for the auction to the dinner.
Registration begins at at 5:45 pm. Cocktails and dinner will be served at 6pm.
RSVP’s A MUST BY JULY 29TH!
Please contact Diane Hanwick to make your reservations at (631) 727-3595 (her work), (631) 886-2213 (LIFGA, leave a message) or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!
Welcome To Long Island Flower Growers Association (LIFGA)
The mission of Long Island Flower Growers Association’s (LIFGA) is to increase awareness, education, and appreciation of plant diversity and to be a regional center of expertise in greenhouse management, landscape design and exhibition of horticultural “best” practices.
LIFGA supports academic research projects and continuing education programs on issues related to the use, management and care-giving of landscape plants by providing high-reach, high-content and cost-effective means of delivery, and new and routine information to Long Island’s horticultural audiences.
Professionals related to the environmental horticultural industry are LIFGA’s primary audience, such as:
– Landscape maintenance and construction contractors.
– Plant and seed brokers.
– Retail and wholesale greenhouse and nursery professionals.
– Irrigation designers and equipment manufacturers.
– Public parks and public works personnel.
Important secondary audiences are home horticulture enthusiasts and media representatives.
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CORNELL UNIVERSITY LINKS
Our facilities range from the very low-tech to fully automation. Our site focuses on Cornell-developed greenhouse hydroponic systems geared toward local food production.
We always have fun events going on. Whether you’re a participant or a volunteer, we want you to be part of it! Stay up to date with our events calendar, and make sure to RSVP for each event
2021 LIFGA SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Ms. Victoria Zeng from Cornell University
BOB GUNTHER LIFGA SCHOLARSHIP
Giovanni Bevacqua from the State University of NY – Cobleskill.
LIFGA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS
The LIFGA established a scholarship fund with the American Floral Endowment in 2010 after fund raising for more than 12 years. This scholarship is intended for students in the Long Island/New York area studying ornamental horticulture at a community college or a four-year institution.
COMMERCIAL FLORTICULTURE SURVEY: GROWER RESPONSES NEEDED
The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service again has funding to prepare an annual Floriculture Crops Summary report (after several years lapse in the survey). The information is valuable to producers to help learn industry sales and pricing trends. Good survey results depend on a high percentage of the industry reporting. The survey is being mailed out to commercial floriculture growers the week of Dec. 10 and reporting is due before Feb. 8. More information is available at https://safnow.org/commercial-floriculture-survey-responses-needed.
EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
POSSESSION OF A PESTICIDE LABEL DURING APPLICATION
You hopefully recall that you need to have a copy of the information contained on the pesticide label in your custody at application. Given all of the information found on the label, it is simplest to just use a copy of the label – in the past it was NYSDEC’s interpretation that this needed to be a paper copy. Now they have released a decision that they will accept a digital copy. If inspected you will need to produce the labels – you can’t do an internet search for them, and it should not be just a link.
Here’s the info from the NYSDEC:
ECL 33-0905(5)(a) and (b) require pesticide applicators to have in their possession a written copy of the information, including any warnings, contained on the label of the pesticide to be applied. Section 325.2(d) of 6 NYCRR requires pesticide applicators to have a copy of the New York State registered pesticide label in their custody while using a pesticide. Although the ECL requires a written copy, the regulation does not specify the format in which the label must be maintained.
The Electronic Signatures and Records Act (ESRA) Article 3 of State Technology Law (STL) and its corresponding regulations in Part 540 of 9 NYCRR have established that an electronic record used by a person shall have the same force and effect as those records not produced by electronic means. Therefore, pursuant to STL Article 3 and Part 540 of 9 NYCRR DEC will utilize enforcement discretion to allow pesticide applicators to possess copies of the New York State accepted pesticide labels in electronic or non-electronic format to comply with the label information requirements in ECL 33-0905(5)(a) and (b) and section 325.2(d) of 6 NYCRR. In addition, electronic or non-electronic labels must be available for inspection by DEC upon request.
However, this enforcement discretion does not apply to pesticide container labels. Pesticide containers must display the appropriate information in written format due to the definition of label in ECL 33-0101 (28). A label “means the written, printed, or graphic matter on, or attached to, the pesticide, or its immediate container and any outside containers or wrappers.” An electronic version of the pesticide container label would not be compliant with this definition since the electronic label could not be on or attached to the pesticide container.
LIFGA 60TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK - Place Your Ad
DATE: Deadline is July 30, 2019
The Long Island Flower Growers’ Association (LIFGA) will celebrate its 60th anniversary on August 8 at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead, NY.
A special Anniversary Book is being prepared to celebrate this event. You can highlight your business in the Anniversary Book by purchasing a full-page ad, a half-page ad, or a quarter-page ad.
Your ad can contain anything you would like, including a logo and photos. (The book will be published in black-and-white only).
Time is limited! Responses are needed as soon as possible in order to have the book printed.
AMERICAN FLORAL ENDOWMENT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Applications are now being accepted for more than 25 different scholarships through the American Floral Endowment (AFE).
Sophomore, junior, senior and graduate students studying floriculture and horticulture must submit their applications online by the May 1 deadline.
Scholarships range from $500 to $6,000. In 2018, the Endowment awarded more than $42,000 in scholarships.
“AFE strives to support the next generation of industry members in any way we can. One of the ways we do this is through awarding scholarships to help ease their financial burdens,” said Greg Royer, Chairman of Royers Flowers & Gifts and AFE Education Committee Chair.
For more information on each scholarship and to apply, please visit Endowment Scholarships.
LIFGA’s success is attributed to the dedication we put forward toward local growers, retail garden centers, nurseries, landscapers, arborists, farms and complement industries. We support group discussions and promote content that is most prevalent to the LI horticultural community.
Our association continues to grow by offering many opportunities through means of continuing education, networking dinners, sponsored events, website advertisements and affiliate of the PlantSomething national campaign.
Being a member of LIFGA is more than just being connected to a business group, it’s about being part of a larger family .. who LISTEN AND CARE !!
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