Commercial Horticulture

Tree Program for Arborists and Landscape Workers

November 4, 2015 is a free informative program designed to update you on pruning and tree biology.  FNGLA and ISA CEUs are approved.  For information: Tree_Pruning_Flyer

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Right-of-Way and Natural Areas Pest Management

Right-of-Way and Natural Areas Pest Management Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Okaloosa County Facility Maintenance Auditorium 5479 Old Bethel Rd Crestview, FL 32536 $10.00     11:30 – 12:00   Registration 12:00 – 12:50     Managing Tree Growth and Tree Pests 12:50 – 1:40    “Wild” Weed Identification and Management 1:40 – 1:55        Break 1:55 – 2:45 …

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Landscape Weed and Insect Pest Management

Landscape Weed and Insect Pest Management Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Okaloosa County Facility Maintenance Auditorium 5479 Old Bethel Rd Crestview, FL 32536 $10.00     7:00 – 7:30   Registration 7:30 – 8:20     FDACS Rules and Regulations for Chapter 482 and 487 8:20 – 9:10   Landscape Weed Identification 9:10 – 9:25     Break 9:25 -10:15 …

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Managing Weeds Safely

Managing Weeds Safely Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Okaloosa County Extension 3098 Airport Rd. Crestview, FL 32539 $10.00     8:30 – 9:00    Registration 9:00 – 9:50    The Environmental Fates of Pesticides 9:50 – 10:40  How To Read A Pesticide Label 10:40 – 10:55  Break 10:55 -11:45  Landscape Weed Identification 11:45 -12:35  Landscape Weed Control Methods …

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Limited Pesticide Training and Exam

A pesticide license is required for application of insecticides, herbicides or fungicides to landscape plants, including Roundup and Insecticidal soap.  As a landscape professional or government employee earning this certification can be as simple as attending the training and passing the exam.  The next opportunity is Oct 22, 2014 in Crestview.  If you need to …

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Limited Structural Pest Control Training

In order to legally apply pesticides to the interior of your employer’s building you must be licensed by the state of Florida.  The next opportunity to attend a review and exam class is September 30, 2014 in Chipley.  For more information: Structural 2014

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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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