March Agriculture & Natural Resources Programs

row cropThe UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Agriculture & Natural Resources Programs for March 2019. These programs are being offered by Dr. Kevin Korus, Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent, at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office (2800 N.E. 39th Avenue, Gainesville).

Right of Way Pesticide Exam Preparation Course – March 22, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Some of the topics in this class include a discussion of herbicide modes of action, herbicide additives, herbicide chemistries and weed biology, application types (broadcast, banded, etc.), spray equipment (nozzle types), pesticide movement through drift, leaching, runoff, worker safety, review of area calculations and weight/volume conversions, and how to read an herbicide label.

The following CEU’s will be available: two Core and two Right of Way.

Participants must register online. The registration fee is $20 and includes course material and lunch. The registration deadline is March 21. There are no refunds for registration fees.

Pesticide Training for Private Applicator & Ag Row Crops – A Review – March 29, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (with Dr. Tatiana Sanchez, Commercial Horticulture Agent)

This workshop is designed to provide training for the private applicator agricultural pest control license. The private applicator license is required for anyone that applies restricted use pesticides to their own farm, greenhouse or nursery. Topics include private applicator and regulations, equipment calibration and pesticide arithmetic, pesticide safety, and principles of pest control.

Up to four Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered for applicators that already have their licenses. CEUs include General Standard Core, Ag Row Crop, Private Applicator and Ag Tree Crop. If taking the exam for Private Applicator or Ag Row Pest Control immediately after the training, register online and bring the voucher number to the workshop.

Participants can register online until March 27. The registration fee is $20 and includes course material and lunch. Those registering after March 27 or if paying at the door, the registration fee is $25. There are no refunds for registration fees.

View the Pesticide Training for Private Applicator and Ag Row Crops – A Review flyer.

For more information about these programs, contact Dr. Kevin Korus, Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County, 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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