Gainesville - Green Industries Best Management Practices Workshop

October 16, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County
2800 NE 39 Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32609

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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.

Best Management Practices (BMPs) are focused on reducing non-point source pollution resulting from fertilization or pesticide application.  In some areas, applicators need to be certified in the BMPs to be able to bid on jobs or have commercial customers. 

Pesticide license holders earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs). For CEUs, participants must get form signed before leaving. Continuing Education Units will be offered in the following categories: 2 Core and 2 Ornamental & Turf, 2 Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance categories.

The registration fee is $25 (includes lunch and materials). Participants must register online (those needing assistance with registering can call the Extension Office at 352-955-2402) by October 11. There are no refunds for the registration fee.

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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