Using pesticides and fertilizers can be harmful to humans, wildlife, and the environment. That’s why the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences (FDACS) requires testing and licensing for commercial applicators of these agents.
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences will soon offer two certification trainings in Spanish on separate dates. Trainings and exams will be at the UF/IFAS Extension Collier County office, at 14700 Immokalee Road, Naples. Classes are limited to 30 participants. Registration is required.
Mejores Prácticas de Manejo de la Industria Verde
Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP)
A science-based educational program for Green Industry workers, including lawn-care and landscape maintenance professionals, taught by UF/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping(TM) program. The GI-BMPs teach environmentally safe landscaping practices that help conserve and protect Florida’s ground and surface waters.
- Class duration: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. including final exam.
- For more information, please contact Cesar Peralta at email@example.com or at 239-321-0852.
- Class registration and exam cost is $30 and required through this link: https://tinyurl.com/giBMPsept
Certificación Comercial Limitada del Mantenimiento de Áreas Verdes
Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM)
This FDACS-required pesticide applicator license is for those who apply pesticides in commercial areas, including buildings or lawns and ornamental plants associated with government or commercial structures such as schools, municipal and agency offices, banks, grocery stores, apartments, condominium common areas, hotels, restaurant and more.
- Class duration: 8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
- For more information, contact Cesar Asuaje, Regional Specialized Extension Agent, 561-233-1727 or 561-339-7931 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Registration is $30 for the class and required through this link https://tinyurl.com/LCLMSpanishSept
- Cost of final exam is extra.
The mission of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is to develop knowledge relevant to agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge available to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. With more than a dozen research facilities, 67 county Extension offices, and award-winning students and faculty in the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UF/IFAS brings science-based solutions to the state’s agricultural and natural resources industries, and all Florida residents.