June Commercial Horticulture Programs

The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Commercial Horticulture programs for June 2018. 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).

Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance – June 21, 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 licenses exam. Those applying for the exam must visit the Division of Agricultural Environmental Services Licensing web site and log-in or create an account and click on pest control, limited licenses. Participants can pay online and will be given a voucher number. The printed receipt and voucher number should be brought to the class.

Up to six (6) CEUs will be available in the following categories: 3 General Standard/Core (Chapters 482 and 487), 3 Ornamental & Turf, 3 Limited Lawn & Ornamental, 3 Limited Landscape Maintenance, 3 Commercial Lawn & Ornamental.

Individuals seeking recertification may attend the class for four hours if pre-registered. Attendees must pre-register online by June 18. The registration fee is $30.00 per person (includes lunch). There are no refunds for registration costs.

View/download the Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance workshop flyer.

Green Industries Best Management Practices – June 28, from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Florida law states that all commercial fertilizer applicators must have a certificate from FDACS. 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. CEUs will be available.

The registration fee is $25 (includes lunch & class materials). Participants must register online, by June 25. There are no refunds for registration costs.

View/download the Green Industries Best Management Practices workshop 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.

An Equal Opportunity Institution. Extension Service, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Nick T. Place, Dean. Single copies of Extension publications (excluding 4-H and youth publications) are available free to Florida residents from county Extension offices. Information about alternate formats is available from IFAS Communications, University of Florida, PO Box 110810, Gainesville, FL 32611-0810.

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