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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Emerald Coast Home Show Offers Lawn, Landscape Seminars

The Emerald Coast Home Show, Health Fair and Business Expo will include lawn and landscape seminars and an information booth hosted by the Okaloosa County Master Gardeners. This event will be held at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island on September 13 and 14. The horticulture seminars will be provided by the UF/IFAS …

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Fall into Vegetable Gardening Course at Extension Office

Fall into Vegetable Gardening

Fall is a great time to plant a winter garden. One of the benefits of living in the Florida Panhandle is that we can grow vegetables twelve months out of the year. But not all vegetables can be successfully grown during our cooler fall and winter months. If you have struggled with vegetable gardening or …

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Right of Way Training and Exam

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  By state law, an applicator must be licensed in order to apply restricted-use herbicides to highway roadsides, powerlines and railroad tracks.  August 4, 2014, the Okaloosa County Extension office is offering a review class and exam.  For more information click on the following:  Right of Way flyer2014

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CORE Training

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  In order to obtain a pesticide license in any of the Chapter 487 categories ( Ornamental & Turf, Right of Way, Aquatic, Natural Areas, Private Applicator etc.) it is required to pass the CORE ( General Standards) exam.  The next opportunity for a review class and exam is on July 31 in Chipley or …

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Limited Pesticide Training and Exam

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In order to obtain a pesticide application certificate from the state of Florida, landscape personnel must attend a six-hour training and pass an exam.  The next opportunity to accomplish this in one day is July 7, 2014 in Defuniak Springs.  For more information click here: 7714DF

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Irrigation Contractor State License Exam Workshop

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June 23-25, the Florida Irrigation Society will be providing a certified instructor for the contractor license in irrigation to deliver a review workshop at the Okaloosa County Extension office. For more information click here: Exam Prep Workshops – 6-23-14 – Rev

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Limited Pesticide Training

Last minute opportunity for Limited Pesticide Training, Renewal and/or Exam.  Click the following: 61914Freeport

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2014 Turfgrass Expo & Field Day Includes Landscape Info

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There is something for the professional, Master Gardener and homeowner at the 20th Annual Turfgrass Expo & Field Day. You’ll see and learn the newest in the areas of lawn grass varieties, weed control and many other topics related to selecting, establishing and maintaining a Florida lawn. Plus, the expo includes landscape info.  This University …

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Best Management Practices

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The next opportunity to earn the BMP certificate required to apply for the state mandated fertilizer license is July 10, 2014 in Crestview.  For more information click on the following: 71014.  This is also a way to earn the CEUs required to renew your pesticide license. Accomplish both tasks in one day.

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