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Limited Pesticide Applicator’s License Review and CEUs


January 31, 2022

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

Category: Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Applicator, CEU, CEUs, Chemicals, FDACS, Hwooten, IPM, LCLM, Limited, Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance, Limited Commercial Maintenance, Limited Lawn And Ornamental, LLO, Pesticide Applicators, Pesticides, Spray

What’s New With The Florida Organo-Auxin Rule?


December 16, 2021

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

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, FDACS, Herbicides, Jason Ferrell, Organo-auxin, Pesticide Information Office, Rules, Update

What’s an On-Farm Readiness Review (OFRR) and how can it help your small farm?


October 14, 2021

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

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Collier County, Farm Food Safety, FDACS, Food Safety, Jessica Ryals, OFRR, Small Farms, SWFL, UF IFAS Extension

Aquatic Plant Management Agencies


January 8, 2021

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

Category: Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, FDACS, FWC, Managing Agencies, Plant Management, USACE, Water Management Districts
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Why Florida Needs More GI-BMP and FFL


November 6, 2020

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

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Algae Bloom, Birds, Donna Torrey, FDACS, Fertilizer License, FFL, Florida Friendly, GI-BMP, LUF, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Pesticide Licenses, Pollution, Water Conservation
Seeds in someones hand

Updates on Suspicious Seed Packets: How to properly dispose of seeds


September 2, 2020

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

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FDACS, Invasive Species, Mail, Seed Disposal, Seed Packages, Seed Packets, Seeds In Mail, Suspicious Packages, Suspicious Seeds, Unsolicited Seeds, USDA
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From Senate Bill 712 to the Clean Waterways Act and Agricultural Best Management Practices


August 31, 2020

Author: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Agricultural Water Policy Acronyms BMP – Best Management Practices BMAP – Basin Management Action Plan FDACS – Florida Department of Agriculture ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Agriculture, Best Management Practice, Best Management Practices, BMP, BMPs, FDACS, Office Of Ag Water Policy, SB712

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