State Fertilizer License Deadline January 2014


Green Industries Best Management Practices Workshop

December 11, 2013
UF IFAS Jackson County Extension
2741 Pennsylvania Ave. Marianna, FL 32448
(850) 482-9620

Register with Rob Trawick
$30 Registration Fee

Attention all landscaping companies. Time is running out. If you apply fertilizer to lawns for hire the state requires a license beginning Jan 1, 2014 according to Florida Senate Bill 494 . In order to apply for the license you must first obtain a Green Industries Best Management Practices certificate.

The next opportunity to complete the training is Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the UF IFAS Jackson County Extension office located at 2741 Pennsylvania Ave, Marianna, FL. The class will be held from 8am-4pm. The cost is $30, which includes lunch. Please call Rob Trawick at 850-482-9620 to register.

Pesticide Applicators can receive 4 CEUs from this class. They are 2 CORE and 2 from the categories of Ornamental & Turf, Limited Lawn & Ornamental, Limited Landscape Maintenance or Commercial L&O.
Educational Program Workshop

♦ This workshop is designed to provide training in Best Management Practices (BMPs) for anyone working in the lawn, landscape, pest control, or municipal grounds areas.

♦ The Best Management Practices are focused on reducing non-point source pollution resulting from fertilization or pesticide application.

♦ At the end of this training you will be given a post-test to determine knowledge learned. If the post-test is successfully completed, you will be mailed a Green Industries BMP certificate of completion.

♦ Some cities & counties require this certification before you can bid on jobs or have commercial customers.


  • 8:00-8:50am Introduction and Pre-test (50 minutes)
  • 8:50-9:40 Overview – Green Industries BMPs for Protection of Water Resources (50 minutes)
    History, Background & Overview of the BMP Program & Local Ordinances.
    How to use the BMPs to protect water quality.
  • 9:40-9:50 Break
  • 9:50-11:10 Lawn and Landscape Cultural and Fertilization BMPs (80 minutes)
    Best Management Practices for healthy lawns and landscapes. Includes mowing, pruning,
    fertilization & irrigation effects on water quality; plant health; and ability to tolerate pest pressures.
  • 11:10-11:20 Break
  • 11:20-12:10 Irrigation BMPs (50 minutes)
    Irrigation Best Management to conserve water; Practices to reduce disease & insect damage and water quality. Irrigation BMPs include: irrigation requirements, design, installation, and monitoring, troubleshooting and proper management of irrigation.
  • 12:10-12:40pm Lunch (Provided)
  • 12:40-1:30 Fertilizer BMPs (50 minutes)
    Fertilizer sources: comparisons and responses; application; and safety
  • 1:30-1:40 Break
  • 1:40-2:30 Pesticide BMPs (50 minutes)
    Licensing, environmental risk use of IPM in a management program; Pesticide selection, storage,
    handling & disposal.
  • 2:30-2:45 Review
  • 2:45-3:30pm Post-Test, evaluation and CEUs.




Posted: December 2, 2013

Category: Agriculture
Tags: BMP, Horticulture

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