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Green Industry Update: Fall 2013

Green Industry Update: Fall 2013

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Pesticide training:

Being licensed means complying with the law – but it also means you can run your business better and smarter. The licensing course will provide you with information you will use every day – on issues like laws, safety, labeling, and integrated pest management.  Even more, having a license will give you extra credibility with your clients, since they will know you have the expertise to maintain their property, and the environment, too.

Which License do I need?  Try the link to figure out which license is for you.  If you are still confised call your local extension agent and they will happy to assist you.

Limited Commercial Maintenance & Limited Lawn and Ornamental

  • Sept 17th – Okaloosa County
  • Oct. 18th – Santa Rosa County
  • Nov. 1st – Escambia County (4 hours CEU license renewal only)
  • Nov. 8th – Escambia County
  • Nov. 19th – Okaloosa County
  • Dec. 17th – Leon County

Other Pesticide trainings:

  • Sept. 26th – Okaloosa County, General Standards CORE & Ornamental and Turf
  • Dec. 10th – Okaloosa County, General Standards CORE & Right of Way

 

Green Industry – Best Management Practices (GI-BMP)

Florida Statute 482.1562 states that all commercial fertilizer applicators must have a license from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) by January 1, 2014. To get this license, each Green Industry worker must be trained in the GI-BMPs and receive a certificate of completion from UF/IFAS and FDEP. Additionally, many non-commercial Green Industry applicators or other workers are required to pass the training by local ordinances or voluntarily participate in the program to better serve their clients.

  • Sept. 19th – Bay County
  • Oct. 1st – Okaloosa County
  • Oct. 4th – Leon County
  • Nov. 13th – Okaloosa County
  • Nov. 15th – Santa Rosa County
  • Dec. 11th – Jackson County

 

For Phone numbers to the County extension offices go to http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/map/#map and click on the county you wish to contact.

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Author: Blake Thaxton – bthaxton@ufl.edu

Santa Rosa County Extension
Agent I, Commercial Horticulture

Blake Thaxton

Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/04/green-industry-update-fall-2013/