The Ornamental and Turfgrass Pesticide Applicators License is for people who apply pesticides to lawns and ornamentals in parks, golf courses, athletic fields, and cemeteries. To obtain this license, pesticide applicators must pass both the ... READ MORE
The limited pesticide applicator's licenses allow the licensed applicator to apply pesticides to landscapes around buildings. There are 2 primary limited pesticide applicators licenses:
Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) for ... READ MORE
The Florida Organo-Auxin Rule (5E-2.033) has been in place for several decades. The purpose of this rule is to place additional restrictions and recordkeeping requirements on the use of auxin herbicides (such as 2,4-D, dicamba, and triclopyr) ... READ MORE
In Florida, inspections have begun for large produce growers under the Food Safety Modernization Act, Produce Safety Rule (FSMA, PSR). While many small farms fall under a qualified exemption under the rule, it's still a good idea to take advantage ... READ MORE
Florida es uno de los estados con mayor diversidad agrícola en la nación. Todos los cultivos son afectados por diferentes plagas. Los agricultores y operadores de plaguicidas deben entender cómo manejar efectivamente las poblaciones de plagas. ... READ MORE
Florida is home to one of the most diverse agricultural powerhouses in the nation. All the crops are affected by different pests. Farmers, as well as private applicators, need to understand how to effectively manage pest populations. Along with ... READ MORE
Written by Dr. Michael D. Dukes, Center for Land Use Efficiency Director
Since Senate Bill 712 (SB 712) was signed into law July 2020 there have been many questions about requirements and implementation. We have worked closely with the Florida ... READ MORE
Laws are in place to protect Florida from invasive plants.
Some laws limit or restrict the transport or possession of certain plants. The management and control of these plants is directed by various managing agencies. These include the Florida ... READ MORE
When I first started at UF/IFAS, these acronyms meant nothing to me.
It took me some time to really understand what they stood for. Now, I see how important they are.
GI-BMP stands for “Green Industries Best Management Practices":
“What, ... READ MORE
What is going on with the seeds?
If you have not heard about these suspicious seed packets, visit this blog post for the full story. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) believes that the seeds may be part of a brushing scam. ... READ MORE