Fertilizers 101 is a program designed for fertilizer applicators and landscape professionals with a focus on fertilizer types, release mechanisms, timing, application methods, and impact on the environment and the health of landscapes. During this program attendees will:
- Be introduced to waterbody designated purposes and how pesticides and fertilizers impact the environment.
- Understand that proper use of fertilizers promote plant health, but also correct timing and amounts of fertilizer are important to reduce pest pressures.
- Recognize the difference between nutrient deficiency and pest issues.
- Review local restrictions and which fertilizers can be used during blackouts in conjunction with a pesticide spray program.
- Compare the pertinent information on fertilizer labels and how they differ from pesticide labels.
- Calculate the proper amount of fertilizer to apply.
- Understand the different types of fertilizers and the release mechanisms.
- Understand how to calibrate equipment and make uniform applications
Fertilizers 101 will be offered this fall at the UF/IFAS Extension Office located at 5339 County Road 579 in Seffner, FL.
For a schedule of classes at UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County: http://www.prohort.eventbrite.com
For more information contact Susie Haddock at (813)744-5519 ext. 54103 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County ProHort website at: http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/hillsborough/professional-horticulture/
Hillsborough County Extension is a cooperative service of Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners and the University of Florida. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution.