March Agriculture and Natural Resources Programs 2020

Extension imageThe UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Agriculture and Natural Resources programs for March 2020. 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).

Private Applicator & Agricultural Row Crops – A Review – March 16, 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. The class is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and exams will be from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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, please apply in advance at the Florida Department of Agriculture website and bring the voucher number to the workshop.

The registration fee is $25.00. Participants must register online (those needing assistance with registering can call the Extension Office at 352-955-2402) by March 11. After March 11, the registration fee is $35.00. There are no refunds for the registration fee.

Right-of-Way Pesticide Exam Preparation Course – March 24, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Some of the topics in this class will 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: 2 Core and 2 Right-of-Way.

The registration fee is $25.00. Participants must register online (those needing assistance with registering can call the Extension Office at 352-955-2402) by March 20. After March 20, the registration fee is $35.00. There are no refunds for the registration fee.

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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