Did you know that the State of Florida will be requiring a training certificate in order to apply commercially any fertilizers effective Jan. 1, 2014? This new law targets those who apply such products for hire, not homeowners. The goal is to protect water resources that may be impaired by improper use of such products.
For that reason the Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension Division is hosting a Green Industries Best Management Practices (GIBMP) workshop on Thursday, June 20 2013, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., in the auditorium of the Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension office, located at 18710 SW 288 Street in Homestead, Florida.
The GIBMP workshop is designed to provide training to individuals working in lawn, landscape, pest control, or municipal ground areas. The best management practices are focused on reducing non-point pollution resulting from fertilization or pesticide application. CEU’s will be available for FDACS, ISA, and FNGLA.
The workshop registration fee is $20. Space is limited, so be sure to register in advance. To obtain the registration form online, http://miami-dade.ifas.ufl.edu/agriculture/commer_urban_hort.shtml or call (305)-248-3322, ext. 225.
When & Where
UF/Miami Dade Extension Service
The Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension is a partnership of the Miami-Dade Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (RER) and the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS).