Best Management Practices 2017

As the year comes to a close don’t forget to plan your trainings for next year.  On Friday February 3, 2017, the Green Industries Best Management Practices class will be held at Ewing Irrigation in Ft. Walton Bch.  Cost is $10.  For more information:  gi-bmp-statewide-agenda_writable-2015-09-22

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Upcoming Pesticide Training and Exams

Need a Private Applicator Ag Pest Control License or an Aquatic Pest Control License? Here’s your opportunity for a review class and exam.  Do you just need CEUs for license renewal?  We have several CEUs available as well.   January 11, 2017 8am-3pm Okaloosa County Extension Office 3098 Airport Road Crestview, FL 32539   8am …

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Renew and Earn Limited Lawn and Ornamental and Right-of-Way Pesticide Licenses

Need to obtain or renew one of the public works pesticide licenses?  Then join us on December 15th, 2016 in Ft. Walton Bch.  Attend one session or all four.  Earn from 1-9 CEUs in many categories.  For more information:  county-pesticide-training-2016

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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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Report Invasive Plants and Animals

Every year more than 85 million people visit Florida. However, people are not Florida’s only visitors; Florida is also an inviting destination for invasive species that threaten to undermine the health of our environment. More than an inconvenience, invasive plants and animals can greatly alter our native landscape, adversely impact native wildlife, destroy agricultural crops …

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Seminar on native azaleas and rhododendrons

Native azaleas are a treasure and can be a showstopper in your landscape. Used correctly, they literally can cause people to stop and ask, “What is that plant” as they are so spectacular in full bloom. There are a number of different species, all in the Rhododendron genus, with flower color ranging from white to …

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Final Plant Clinic for 2016 to be held October 14

The final plant clinic of the year will be held Friday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Fort Walton Beach at the Okaloosa County Extension building, 127 W. Hollywood Blvd. The plant clinic provides a place and time for people to bring in samples of plants for diagnosis including weeds for identification. …

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Green Industries Best Management Practices

Be prepared to apply fertilizer next spring. BMP certification is required to submit an application for the Commercial Urban Fertilizer Certification. Renew your pesticide certification while learning how to maintain the landscape.  These are the things you will learn by attending the Green Industries Best Management Practices class in Crestview on Nov 9, 2016.  For more information …

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Seminar on attracting butterflies and hummingbirds this Wednesday

I always enjoy being outdoors and watching butterflies and hummingbirds as we move into late summer and fall. Fall is the peak season for butterflies in the Florida Panhandle and there are a surprising number of hummingbirds that migrate to our area as they seek out our mild weather during the winter months. In fact, …

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September Gardening & Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale

As we move into September, we can expect some relief from summer’s heat and humidity. This change offers a time to possibly catch up on landscape jobs. September also offers a favorable time to purchase and plant some landscape plants. And the Okaloosa County Master Gardeners can assist with this. They are holding a Fall …

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