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UF research shows a more environmentally friendly way to control strawberry pests

BALM, Fla. — Good news for farmers as we near the height of the strawberry growing season. University of Florida scientists have found a way to better control the chilli thrips that can make strawberries virtually unmarketable –… Read More

Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance Licensing

One of the licenses I often get questions about is the Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) license. It’s a good license to have for a commercial (for-hire) landscaper who wants to offer basic chemical pest control for clients…. Read More

Kaolin and Limonene as Repellents for Whitefly Management In Vegetables

Dr. Xavier Martini Department of Entomology UF/IFAS North Florida REC Due to the development of insecticide resistance and difficulties in whitefly management with conventional insecticides, significant agricultural research has been aimed at identifying alternative strategies. Dr. Martini is… Read More

La Licencia de Pesticidas que Necesitas en la Industria Verde de la Florida (GI)

Florida tiene más de 30 tipos diferentes de licencias de pesticidas. A veces resulta confuso comprender qué licencia se necesita para un aplicador de pesticidas específico. Aquí en el estado la Florida, para certificarte como aplicador de pesticidas… Read More

The Pesticide License You Need in the Florida Green Industry (GI)

Florida has more than 30 different types of pesticide licenses. Sometimes it is confusing to understand what license is needed for a specific pesticide applicator. Here in Florida, to be a certify pesticide applicator in the Green Industry,… Read More

CEU Day-Landscape University

What kind of nutritional problems are common on palms? What happens to pesticides after they have been applied? How do I grow a quality turfgrass that can outcompete the weeds and disease? This day long class will cover… Read More

Homeowners value licensed/certified green industry professionals

In 2020, UF/IFAS Extension Martin County recruited homeowners and homeowners’ associations (HOA’s) to participate in a survey of their preferences for licensed/certified green industry professionals. We found that many respondents valued licensing and best practices, but they hadn’t… Read More

Licensing & Certification for the Green Industry Professional

Green industry professionals work on residential and commercial landscapes, in garden centers and production nurseries, and more.  The work can be varied and involve specialized skills in pruning, mowing, irrigation maintenance/installation, pesticide and fertilizer application, etc. Sometimes what… Read More

Which Pesticide License Do I Need?

The United States Environmental Protection Agency requires individuals wishing to purchase or use Restricted Use Pesticides (RUP) be properly licensed/certified. States then carry out those plans through approved certification and training plans. Here in Florida that responsibility rests… Read More

The Heads Up On Roundup

A press release from Bayer recently stated that glyphosate will soon be removed from the residential lawn and garden market. This news, coupled with the fact that glyphosate supplies are currently low and difficult to obtain, has managers… Read More