Tag: best management practices

Fertilizer Ordinance – Restricted Season is in effect

By Ralph E. Mitchell The Charlotte County Fertilizer Ordinance (as well as the Ordinance issued by the City of Punta Gorda) was developed to allow for maintaining healthy landscapes while still keeping our water bodies clean.  As we… Read More

CLASS: Green industries best management practices (BMPs)

This class is designed to provide training in Green Industry Best Management Practices (GI-BMPs) for anyone working in the lawn, landscape, pest control, or municipal grounds areas. Best Management Practices are focused on reducing non-point source pollution resulting… Read More

Sediment and Erosion Control

As described in the Equine Best Management Practices manual, sediment and erosion control measures are permanent or temporary practices to prevent sediment loss from fields, slow water flow, and/or trap and collect debris and sediments in runoff water…. Read More

Suwannee farmers ‘test drive’ valuable water-saving tool

During most of this last year, Suwannee County farmer Sammy Starling never had to guess when he did—or didn’t—need to water his corn. With a new smart-agriculture technology, he could access soil moisture readings right from his phone,… Read More