Commercial Horticulture

Best Management Practices Required for Fertilizer License

As of January 1, 2014 landscape personnel that charge for the serve of fertilizing of plants or grass must be Best Management Practices certified and licensed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in order to perform the work. Any soil ammendments, including organics are considered fertilizer.  If you haven’t completed this, the …

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Right of Way Training and Exam

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  By state law, an applicator must be licensed in order to apply restricted-use herbicides to highway roadsides, powerlines and railroad tracks.  August 4, 2014, the Okaloosa County Extension office is offering a review class and exam.  For more information click on the following:  Right of Way flyer2014

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CORE Training

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  In order to obtain a pesticide license in any of the Chapter 487 categories ( Ornamental & Turf, Right of Way, Aquatic, Natural Areas, Private Applicator etc.) it is required to pass the CORE ( General Standards) exam.  The next opportunity for a review class and exam is on July 31 in Chipley or …

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Limited Pesticide Training and Exam

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In order to obtain a pesticide application certificate from the state of Florida, landscape personnel must attend a six-hour training and pass an exam.  The next opportunity to accomplish this in one day is July 7, 2014 in Defuniak Springs.  For more information click here: 7714DF

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Irrigation Contractor State License Exam Workshop

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June 23-25, the Florida Irrigation Society will be providing a certified instructor for the contractor license in irrigation to deliver a review workshop at the Okaloosa County Extension office. For more information click here: Exam Prep Workshops – 6-23-14 – Rev

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Limited Pesticide Training

Last minute opportunity for Limited Pesticide Training, Renewal and/or Exam.  Click the following: 61914Freeport

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Best Management Practices

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The next opportunity to earn the BMP certificate required to apply for the state mandated fertilizer license is July 10, 2014 in Crestview.  For more information click on the following: 71014.  This is also a way to earn the CEUs required to renew your pesticide license. Accomplish both tasks in one day.

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The Great CEU Round-Up

Save the Date!  July 9, 2014 will be an opportunity to get lots of CEUs in many different categories including Ag Tree, Ag Row, Aerial, Aquatic, Forestry, Natural Areas, Priv. App.,  Regulatory, ROW and all the Lawn and Ornamental certifications.  Plan on attending in Bay, Leon or Walton County.  Preregistration is requires through FTGA by …

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What To Expect in the Landscape This Summer

With a harsh winter and excessive rainfall, landscapes are stressed.  At the Florida Pest Management Association meeting on May 20, 2014, pest control operators can learn What To Expect This Summer.  To learn how to monitor for and manage the problems that are likely to impact lawns and plant material, plan on attending from 6-8 …

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Limited Pesticide License Training

The next opportunity to renew or obtain a new Limited Pesticide License is May 16, 2014 in Tallahassee.  For more info: 516 Leon

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