Employees who use or supervise the use of restricted-and general use pesticides for:
* natural areas weed management * right-of-way vegetation control
If you would like a review before taking the Natural Areas Management Exam for initial certification or if you would like to attend a “refresher” course and earn 4.0 Natural Areas Management, Right-of-Way, or Private Applicator CEUs
Topics to be covered:
- Controlling Unwanted Vegetation in Natural Areas
- Herbicides & Application Techniques
- Understanding Herbicide Labels
- Calibration Exercises
Study material for the exam: From the UF Miami-Dade County Extension: SP295 – Natural Areas Weed Management (Cost $13.50) (check or money order). Additional review material from ifasbooks.com: SP257 - Identification and Biology of Non‑Native Plants Found in Florida's Natural Areas (Cost $16.00 plus tax and s&h). You can also order these from http://ifasbooks.ufl.edu. NOTE: We HIGHLY recommend reading the NAM book before you take the class or exam. The failure rate is very high if you have not prepared.
What must I bring to the class? You must bring a government-issued photo ID. If you are attending for CEUs, please bring your license number. Bring a pen or pencil so you can take notes. This is a closed book exam, so we will supply a calculator.
When can I take the written exam? The exam will be administered at the end of the training. You can also take it any Tuesday or Thursday at 9 a.m. at the John D. Campbell Ag Center, 18710 SW 288th Street, Homestead. Please call Lize at (305) 248-3311 Ext. 242 at least 24 hours in advance.
If you are attending for CEUs, you must physically attend the entire workshop to earn your CEU credits.