DPM News!


The Fall 2017 edition of the DPM Newsletter is out! Thanks to the never-ending efforts from editor Blaire Colvin, the newsletter updates alumni, faculty, and current students on some of the highlights that happened in Fall of 2017.
Some of highlights include new student profiles, summer graduates, student accomplishments, outreach activities, the faculty highlight, alumni spotlight, and more!
Click here to download the Fall 2017 edition newsletter

The DPM Newsletter is published during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. The DPM Newsletter was first published during fall semester 2013.

Questions, comments or news submissions should be provided to the editors:

Blaire Colvin, DPM Student
Alicia Kelley, DPM Student
Amanda Hodges, DPM Director

For Facebook/blog news contact DPM student Ploy Kurdmongkoltham.

2017: Spring / Summer / Fall

2016: SpringSummerFall

2015: SpringSummerFall

2014: SpringSummerFall

2013: Fall

Save the Date!

ATTENTION PROFESSIONALS WHO MANAGE TREES, SHRUBS, OR OTHER ORNAMENTAL PLANTS! The UF Landscape Entomology lab is hosting the first annual Florida Ornamental IPM Workshop in Gainesville, FL on February 7-8, 2018. This workshop will cover the latest information on the biology, movement, and management of insects, mites, and their associated pathogens of Florida trees, shrubs, and other ornamental plants.

During Day 1, experts from across the state and other regions of the U.S. will present the latest research on established and emerging exotic pests of ornamental plants. Poster and discussion sessions will address the most pressing challenges facing the state’s ornamental plant industry.

Day 2 will consist of hands-on workshops where participants learn about the most current IPM strategies and resources available to them in Florida.

CEUs will be offered!

For more information visit https://dalelab.org/program/
To register for the event go to https://dalelab.org/registration/

Ecuador Study Abroad Trip 2017


The DPM Program gratefully acknowledges donations totaling $3800 from corporations, private individuals, and alumni for the 2016-2017 Ecuador campaign. Thank you for your support! Donations and DPMSO fundraising efforts funded 93% of the overall trip costs.

Gold Donations ($500 and above)

  • Florida Nursery, Grower, and Landscape Association (FNGLA)
  • Dr. Mark Mossler & Dr. Barbel Eppler
  • Dr. Norm Leppla
  • Dr. Amanda Hodges & Dr. Greg Hodges


  • Dr. Tim C. Durham
  • Ms. Mary Hartney & Mr. Jeff Titus
  • Dr. Clay Pederson & Mrs. Colleen Pederson
  • Dr. Keumchul Shin
  • Syngenta

Read more about the Ecuador trip in the Summer 2017 Newsletter.