Commercial Horticulture

Palm Update With UF Specialist

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University of Florida palm and disease Extension specialist Dr. Monica Elliott will share information on palm installation and best management practices. Timing and techniques for proper palm planting. Establishing and care for palms through proper watering, fertilization, and pruning.  Learn the cold hardy palms to plant along the Gulf Coast and palm issues and diseases …

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Limited Pesticide License Review and Exam

Earn the credits required to sit for the Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance test.  Attend a review session for both the Limited Lawn and Ornamental or Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance certification exam.. Or obtain the required continuing education units (CEUs) needed to renew limited licenses as well as other categories.  All of these are an option …

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Managing Roses in the Commercial Landscape

Rose Management

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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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