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Professional Licensing/Certification for Fertilizer Applicators


March 29, 2022

Commercial fertilizer applicators in Florida must hold a Limited Urban Commercial Fertilizer Applicator Certificate (LUCFAC). The good news is that there are many ways to get the training needed! The statewide Green Industries Best Management ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Best Management Practices, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Green Industry, Horticulture, Martin County, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
a Florida landscape, demonstrating some of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping principles, such as mulching.

Landscape Professionals: Add “Florida-Friendly” to your resume


January 28, 2022

Many of the landscape professionals I've spoken with have shared that they value licensing and certifications. Expanding their professional qualifications allows them to stand out as a leader in their field, earn the respect of their peers and ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Environment, Featured, Green Industry, Horticulture, Indian River Lagoon, Martin County, Special Topics, UF/IFAS Extension
landscaper planting/weeding. Article discusses the value of licensing and certifications for professional landscapers

Homeowners value licensed/certified green industry professionals


September 24, 2021

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Florida Friendly Landscaping, GIBMP, Green Industry, Martin County, Pesticides, UF/IFAS Extension
green industry professional pruning shrubs; shows the work of green industry professionals

Licensing & Certification for the Green Industry Professional


September 24, 2021

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, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Green Industry, Martin County, Pesticides, UF/IFAS Extension
Rainbow agama

Peters’s Rock Agama on the Treasure Coast


February 1, 2021

The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County is producing educational information about nonnative Peters's rock agama that are becoming increasingly visible on the Treasure Coast. You can view the TV show that was produced on the topic courtesy of ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Agama, Critter Corner, Invasive Reptile, Rainbow Lizard
sign partly in Spanish, thanking people for social distancing

Actualizacion Sobre el COVID-19 o Coronavirus


August 10, 2020

Me complace presentarle a la Dra. Mary Ann Cabrera, Director Médico, Departamento de Salud de la Florida, Condados de Martin y Okeechobee. Médico de Salud Pública con más de 25 años de experiencia en Colombia y Estados Unidos. Especializada ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Green Industry, Martin County, Safety, UF/IFAS Extension, Worker
irrigation running during flooding caused by recent rains

Rain Sensors Help Protect Our River and Lagoon


July 28, 2020

On a walk through neighborhoods between periods of heavy rain, have you ever seen sprinklers running unnecessarily? During our rainy summers, the sight is pretty common, especially in the early mornings. All the extra water can contribute ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Commercial Horticulture Digest, Conservation, Environment, Green Industry, Indian River, Irrigation, Martin County, Rain Sensor, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Man wearing cloth face covering in grove.

COVID-19 Resources for Martin County Agribusinesses


June 30, 2020

UF/IFAS Extension Martin County and the Department of Health, Martin County (DOH-Martin) are working together to provide resources for agribusinesses to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Resources offered include cloth face coverings, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture Digest, COVID-19, Green Industry, Martin County, Safety, UF/IFAS Extension, Worker

Plant Identification & Weed Management


May 21, 2020

Licensed pesticide applicators know the importance of identifying potential pest and disease issues before they apply any type of pesticide, including an herbicide. Pest identification is always the first step in Integrated Pest Management, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Botany, Invasive Species, Martin County, Plant Identification, UF Herbarium, UF/IFAS Extension, Weeds

Contact-free Plant ID: Collecting Good Quality Images


May 21, 2020

How to take a good photo of a plant UF/IFAS Extension Botanist Marc Frank shares his tips for taking good-quality images to identify plants: Plant identification is often not merely a matter of recognition, but a process of diagnosis based ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Botany, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Invasive Species, Martin County, Plant Identification, UF Herbarium, UF/IFAS Extension, Weeds

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