Vanessa Campoverde, a UF IFAS Extension agent working in Miami-Dade County with ornamental nurseries since 2011, will be sharing her experiences with Filipino researchers, students, and various stakeholders at the University of the Philippines Los Baños. Her lecture will focus on Integrated Pest Management of ornamental plant nurseries which are places where growers grow plants such as orchids, bromeliads, succulents, and overall foliage for offices and landscape like palms, flowering trees, etc.

Campoverde believes sharing her experiences is important because her nursery is #1 in ornamental plant production in Florida and the state of Florida is #1 in the US in foliage plant sales. She is also excited that her work coincides with Filipino American History Month! To learn more about her work, visit the UF IFAS website.