The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Commercial Horticulture Programs for February 2019. These programs are being offered by Dr. Tatiana Sanchez, Commercial Horticulture Agent, at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office (2800 N.E. 39th Avenue, Gainesville).
Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMPs) – February 21, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Florida law states that all commercial fertilizer applicators must have a certificate from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences. To get this certificate, each commercial applicator must be trained in the GI-BMPs and receive a certificate of completion for UF/IFAS and FDEP.
Up to four CEU’s will be available in the following categories: Core, Private Applicator, Ornamental & Turf, Limited Urban Fertilizer, Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance, Limited Lawn and Ornamental, Commercial Lawn and Ornamental.
Participants must register online. The registration fee is $25 and includes course material and lunch. The registration deadline is February 18. There are no refunds for registration fees.
View the Green Industries Best Management Practices flyer.
Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance – February 28, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance Workshop trains commercial landscape maintenance personnel to make correct pesticide applications to ornamentals and plant beds only. Attendance to the full day is required before sitting for the license exam. Those wanting to take the exam on the computer (recommended) at the office must register online (click on pest control and then limited licenses). Participants can pay online and then be given a voucher number. Please bring the printed receipt and voucher number the day of the class. Books are not provided, but can be ordered online. It is recommended that attendees study prior to attending the workshop as this is a review. Books required are: SM 1, SP 499, and SM 82.
Up to six CEU’s will be available in the following categories: General Standard/Core (Chapters 482 and 487), Ornamental & Turf, Limited Lawn & Ornamental, Limited Landscape Maintenance, Limited Urban Fertilizer, Commercial Lawn & Ornamental.
Participants must register online. The registration fee is $30 and includes lunch. Individuals seeking recertification may attend the class for four hours. The registration deadline is February 25. There are no refunds for registration fees.
View the Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance flyer.
For more information about these programs contact Dr. Tatiana Sanchez, Commercial Horticulture Agent, at 352-955-2402. Visit the Extension Office website for additional programs offered by the Extension Office.
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