I am honored to announce that my colleague Michele Wood and I are the recipients of the Association of Communication Excellence International Bronze Award in the Graphic Design Posters category for the Atala Steppingstone Infographic. ... READ MORE
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
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
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
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
Why Choose Licensed?
Did you know that the person you hire to apply fertilizers or pesticides (including herbicides) must be licensed in the state of Florida? Pesticide and fertilizer applicators must be licensed.
Per Chapter 482 of the ... READ MORE
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
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
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
Most Extension Professionals across the nation have been using Zoom for years now. But even we had to learn new things during this pandemic. There are a few basics that you need to know when it comes to using Zoom for our meetings.
Creating ... READ MORE