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Green Industry – BMP Training

Green Industry – BMP Training

As of January 2014 all companies applying fertilizer, commercially “for hire”, will be required to hold a fertilizer applicators license.  In order to obtain this license you must first become GI-BMP certified.

2014 isn’t that far away.  Take the time to attend a class this fall.  Don’t wait to the last minute and have to scramble to find a training close to home.

Upcoming Training opportunities in the panhandle:

September 25, 2012 in Milton 850-623-3868 – $ 20 agenda

October 25, 2012 in Crestview 850-689-5850 – $ 20 agenda

November 9, 2012 in Cantonment   850-475-5230 $ 30

(To register call the numbers next to the event you would like to attend)

What is the GI-BMP program?

  • The GI-BMP workshop is designed to provide training in Best Management Practices (BMPs) for anyone working in the lawn, landscape, pest control, or municipal grounds areas.
  • The Best Management Practices are focused on reducing non-point source pollution resulting from fertilization or pesticide application.
  • At the end of this training you will be given a post-test to determine knowledge learned. If the post-test is successfully completed, you will be mailed a Green Industries BMP certificate of completion.
  • Some cities & counties require this certification before you can bid on jobs or have commercial customers.
  • If you also need pesticide CEUs, get your signed CEU attendance form before you leave the class.

 

 

 

Blake Thaxton

Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/09/13/green-industry-bmp-training/