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Green Industries Best Management Practices

On June 18, 2009, Florida Governor Charlie Crist signed into law SB 494 requiring all commercial fertilizer applicators have a license by January 1, 2014. Passing the Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP) training is mandatory to obtain that license.  University of Florida/IFAS Extension provides training and testing programs in urban landscape management practices and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/15/green-industries-best-management-practices/

Agricultural Best Management Practices – What’s Stopping You?

Submitted by Rance Ellis, FDACS OAWP Agriculture often is in the spotlight, some might say the bull’s eye, when environmental issues are raised.  This is partly because agriculture is visible; people can see a farmer on a tractor and irrigation systems operating, and may not understand the decision-making and risks involved in running a farm. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/12/01/agricultural-best-management-practices-whats-stopping-you/

Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) – Why Participate, and How?

Submitted by Rance Ellis, FDACS, North Florida Field Staff, BMP Program. Florida law provides a presumption of compliance with state water quality standards to producers who enroll in and implement best management practices (BMPs) adopted by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS).  However, continued support for this approach depends on the level …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/08/22/agricultural-best-management-practices-bmps-why-participate-and-how/

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