ALACHUA COUNTY, - The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Commercial Horticulture Programs for June, 2015. This program is being offered by Aparna Gazula, Commercial Horticulture Agent, at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville).
Honey Extraction & Bottling – June 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This class will provide information on honey extraction from bee hives and selling honey at the local markets.
There is no cost to attend this class.
Green Industries Best Management Practices – June 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with Barton Wilder, Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent)
This workshop is designed to provide training in Best Management Practices for anyone working in the lawn, landscape, pest control, or municipal grounds areas. This is a required training class for all commercial and institutional fertilizer applicators in Alachua County according to the Alachua County Fertilizer Standards and Management Practices Code.
A “Commercial Fertilizer Applicator” means any person who applies fertilizer on turf and/or landscape plants in Alachua County in exchange for money, goods, services or other valuable consideration.
An “Institutional Fertilizer Applicator” means any person, other than a non-commercial or commercial applicator (unless such definitions also apply under the circumstances), that applies fertilizer for the purpose of maintaining turf and/or landscape plants. Institutional applicators shall include, but shall not be limited to, owners and managers of public lands, schools, parks, religious institutions, utilities, industrial or business sites and any residential properties maintained in condominium and/or common ownership.
Best Management Practices are focused on reducing non-point source pollution resulting from fertilization or pesticide application. In some areas, professionals need to be certified in the BMPs to be able to bid on jobs or have commercial customers. It will be mandatory throughout the state in the near future.
Earn CEUs for pesticide license holders. For CEUs, get form signed before leaving. Continuing Education Units will be offered in the following categories: 2 Core and 2 Ornamental & Turf, Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance categories.
Cost $25.00 includes materials and lunch.
View/download the program brochure (PDF).
Pre-register by calling 352-337-6209 (voice mail) at least three working days prior to programs.
For more information about this program call 352-955-2402. Visit the Extension Office calendar for additional programs offered by the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office.
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