Category: Pests & Disease

“Roundup®” License- Is it For You?

Polk County pesticide applicators enjoy professional development and learning

Landscape professionals and homeowners alike should be aware that the State of Florida requires a license in order to apply any pesticide (including herbicides such as Roundup®) as part of a landscape business. The Limited Commercial Maintenance License… Read More

CEUs and Certification: Green Industries Best Management Practices

Polk County pesticide applicators enjoy professional development and learning

Why do landscape professionals and the property owners they serve need to know more about the Green Industries Best Management Practices? Concerns about excessive nutrients and Florida’s water quality have led to increased focus on the use of… Read More

Private Pesticide Applicator License- Is it for you?

pumpkin patch

The Private Pesticide Applicator License is a Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) license that allows for the purchase and application of Restricted Use Pesticides needed for the production of an agricultural product.  This license covers applications on farms raising a host of… Read More

Heartland CISMA’s 8th Annual Central Florida Invasive Species Workshop

close up of coral ardisia leaves.

As a partner in the Heartland CISMA, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County’s Natural Resources program is pleased to offer a CEU opportunity to those who are interested in invasive species management, mapping, and identification skills. Join us on April… Read More

Controlling the Asian Citrus Psyllid Just Got More Difficult?

Three men looking at an orange tree.

Citrus greening- also known as Huanglongbing, or HLB- is an exotic disease that is currently prevalent throughout Florida’s citrus industry. This disease is carried by an invasive insect known as the Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) and infects citrus… Read More