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2018 Natural Areas Weed Management Short Course

Management of Brazilian Pepper-tree, Melaleuca and other invasive plants is often necessary in South Florida’s natural areas. This vegetation, if not properly maintained, can lead to increased fire hazards, loss of native biodiversity and changes in hydrology. Improper management may also result in environmental damages and decreased aesthetic & property values.

On August 17, 2018, Ken Gioeli, Natural Resources Extension Agent with the University of Florida St Lucie County Extension, will be teaching a course designed to prepare students to successfully complete the Natural Areas Weed Control Pesticide Licensing Exam. Several special topics will be addressed including Natural Areas Weed Identification, Equipment Calibration Calculations, Herbicide Selection.

Pre-registration is required. Call (772) 462-1660 for information. Register online at https://naturalareas-aug2018.eventbrite.com

Pesticide licensing exam available after training.

Learn to manage invasive Brazilian pepper-tree

What:  Natural Areas Weed Management Pesticide License Training
When: August 17, 2018   8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. (training)
Testing: Exams after training. Voucher numbers and appointments are required. Receive your voucher number and schedule an exam at https://pesticideexam.ifas.ufl.edu/
Please note that the County Extension Agent is not able to create your voucher number or schedule the exam appointment on your behalf.
No fee for exams.

Where:  St Lucie County Extension, 8400 Picos Road, Ste 101, Ft Pierce

Registration:   https://naturalareas-aug2018.eventbrite.co

  • $40 regular registration closes on August 10, 2018
  • $45 late registration begins August 11, 2018
  • $45 registration paid at the door.

Credit card payments can only be accepted via Eventbrite registration.
A small fee will be added for Eventbrite and credit card payments.

Refund Policy:   Refunds will be available until the close of regular registration. No refunds will be issued after that date or credited to future classes.

Training Manual:     SM-295 Natural Areas Weed Management 
Optional Book:  SP-257 Identification and Biology of Non-native Plants in Florida’s Natural Areas 

CEU’s Available:   3 Total in the following categories: natural areas, forest pest control, aquatic pest control, ornamental and turf, ag row crop, right of way, limited certification lawn and ornamental, limited certification commercial landscape maintenance, private applicator