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Pesticide Licenses–Ornamental & Turfgrass


September 26, 2022

The Ornamental and Turfgrass Pesticide Applicators License is for people who apply pesticides to lawns and ornamentals in parks, golf courses, athletic fields, and cemeteries. To obtain this license, pesticide applicators must pass both the ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, , Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Athletic Field, Central Florida, Cflandscapes, Exams, Fdacs, FFL, Florida Friendly, Golf, Grass, Grasses, Hwooten, IPM, Landscape, License, Ornamental, Ornamental And Turf, OT, Park, Pest Management, Pesticide, Pesticide License, Turf, Turfgrass

Peanut Butter Challenge 2022 – Spread the Word

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September 23, 2022

Knock Knock. Who’s there? Peanut. Peanut who? Peanut, butter open the door! During the month of October, we will begin the Peanut Butter Challenge so please spread the news! The Peanut Butter Challenge runs from October 1 through ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, AGRICULTURE, Events, HOME LANDSCAPES, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Donate, Florida Peanut Federation, Florida Peanut Producers Association, Food Banks, Food Pantries, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Challenge, Spread The Love, Spread The Peanut Butter

Testing From Home, What You Need to Know!

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September 15, 2022

Those who have followed this blog, or really any information about our office, know how excited we have been about remote proctored exams. We are thrilled about this convenient and secure testing option for our applicators. You might wonder ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Blog Community, HOME LANDSCAPES, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Cflandscapes, Everblue, Pesticide Exam, Pesticide Information Office, Remote Proctored Testing

Limited Pesticide Applicator’s License Review and CEUs–10/5/22


September 15, 2022

The limited pesticide applicator's licenses allow the licensed applicator to apply pesticides to landscapes around buildings. There are 2 primary limited pesticide applicators licenses: Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) for ... READ MORE

Category: , Events, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Class, Commercial Pesticide, Florida Friendly, Hwooten, Integrated Pest Management, Landscape, Landscapes, Lclm, License, Limited, Llo, Pesticide, Pesticide Applicator, Workshop

CEU Day–Landscape University in person in Orange County–10/11/22


September 15, 2022

How do landscapes interact with Florida's ecosystems? How do you design landscapes to promote beneficials? Why is shade incredibly important in urban areas and how do we landscape in it? What resources are available for identification of plant ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, , Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Benficials, Best Management Practices, Best Practices, BMP, BMPs, CEU, Ceu Day, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Climate Landscaping, Commercial Landscape, Commercial Landscaping, Diagnostics, Ecosystem, FFL, Florida Friendly, Green, Green Industry, Heat Mitigation, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscape Professional, Landscape Sustainability, Landscape University, Nursery, Orange, Orange County, Orange County Extension, Orlando, Pesticide, Pesticide Applicator, Pesticide License, Plant, Plants, Professional Development, Shade, Shade Plant, Slimate, Special Interest, Sustainability, Urban Commercial Landscapes, Urban Landscapes, Water, Wildlife

Blackout Compliant Fertilizers and Amendments


September 1, 2022

The Orange County fertilizer ordinance (and most other counties in Florida) prohibits application of nitrogen and phosphorus because they contribute to degradation of our precious water bodies in Central Florida. In Orange County, 104 of ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Blackout, Building, County, Fertilizer, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Ordinance, Soil, Water

Easy Math – Can You Do It?

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August 26, 2022

I love math, do not get me wrong. But, when it comes to the complex equations – throw in a little exponents, tangent, or square roots – I admittedly walk away. There are some neat math problems, however, like the Collatz conjecture. Feel ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Blog Community, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Farm Management, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Professional Development, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Communication, Leadership, Mental Health, Professional Development

The Silk Floss Tree


August 16, 2022

The Silk Floss Tree commands attention in every season. From a stunning floral display, to the trunk laden with menacing spines, to the palmate foliage, it is no wonder this rainforest tree has found a place in managed landscapes around ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, , Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Best Practices, BMP, BMPs, Cflandscapes, Cool Tree, Ethonobotany, Extension, FFL, Florida, Florida Tree, Flowering, Flowering Tree, Gardening Solutions, Hwooten, Interesting Plant, Landscape, Landscaping, Life Jacket, Orange County, Orange County Extension, Pink Flowers, Pollinator Plant, Rainforest, Right Place, Right Plant Right Place, Right Plnat, Spike, Spikey Trunk, Tree, Trees, Tropical, Tropical Tree, Useful, Useful Plant

Ornamental and Turf Exam Review and CEUs–9/22/22


August 15, 2022

WHAT: Pesticide Applicator Ornamental and Turf Exam Review & CEUs WHEN: Thursday, September 22, 9:00 am - 11:00 am WHERE:UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, 6021 S. Conway Rd., Orlando, FL 32812 COST: $20 PRE- REGISTRATION REQUIRED: ... READ MORE

Category: , Events, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cemeteries, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Golf, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscape Management, Ornamental And Turf, OT, Parks, Pesticide, Pesticide Applicator, Review, Review Class

Decisions and Change: Applying Forces to Help You Decide

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August 11, 2022

In Extension, and especially in life, we have decisions that we need to make. Many of us typically embrace change or loathe change. Regardless if it is tough or easy, it involves a process of weighing our options (good and bad). I think that ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, , Clubs & Volunteers, Farm Management, Natural Resources, Professional Development, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Communication, Leadership, Mental Health, Professional Development

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