That is right! Fertilizer is regulated in Florida and in Orange County. Every person that applies fertilizer for hire is required by law to have a Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Fertilizer application. In Orange County, Florida, there ... READ MORE
No nitrogen or phosphorus fertilizers in Orange County landscapes 6/1 - 9/30 because too much of it ends up in our water.
The reason we have fertilizer regulation is because water quality is measured and managed, and pollution levels are ... READ MORE
Public Service Announcement:
YOU can help prevent "muhly mutilation!"
Every year, just as the fall muhly grass extravaganza is about to begin...
...an unfortunate (but fully preventable) horror-show occurs. And this one isn't related to ... READ MORE
Think about the holidays this year and have these dates in mind for peace of mind! I think we all need laughter and hugs, a turkey overdose, and some quality family time together spent yelling at the football game on TV. Before that, maybe you ... 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
That is right! Fertilizer is regulated in Florida and in Orange County. Every person that applies fertilizer for hire is required by law to have a Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Fertilizer application. Fertilizer is regulated because ... READ MORE
Join us on Tuesday, March 5th for a GI-BMP class at the UF/IFAS Extension Orange County. Click here for registration and details. CEUs are available.
The Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP) are designed to preserve and protect ... READ MORE
Most urban landscapes are surrounded by impervious surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways and streets. An impervious surface that drains to a water body or the stormwater system is called a Directly Connected Impervious Area (DCIA). Fertilizer ... READ MORE
Extension offers lawn and landscape workshop
The University of Florida/Volusia County Extension will offer a Green Industries Best Management Practices Workshop from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 15, at the Agricultural Center, 3100 E. ... READ MORE
In 2014, a new law took effect requiring all commercial fertilizer applicators (for hire) to have a license. This law was passed in 2009. A requirement that must be completed to obtain this license is to successfully complete a Green Industries ... READ MORE