Fertilizer GI-BMP (English) at Largo Extension
Check in starts at 8:00 AM. If you are already GI-BMP certified you can check in at 9 AM. If you are pre-registered and we have your name you don't need a ticket. Bring your driver's license or equivalent.
This training is for anyone that wants to apply fertilizers. It is required for anyone that wants to apply fertilizers commercially. This training is focused on reducing non-point source pollution resulting from fertilization or pesticide application.
This class provides the training and testing necessary to obtain the GI-BMP certificate. GI-BMP certification will be awarded to those passing the exam (75% or better score).
The GI-BMP certificate is then used to obtain the Limited Fertilizer License by submitting an application and fee ($25) to the State of Florida.
If you are already GI-BMP certified and are attending class only for CEUs you can arrive at 9 AM and leave at approximately 3:45 PM.
NOTE: There are no CEUs given with the online course.
Refunds are given if you notify us a day in advance that you have to cancel.
Please bring your own coffee, etc as we can't provide these. Lunch is on your own.
This class is offered at no cost to: Pinellas County Government Employees, Pinellas County School Board Employees, and Pinellas County Master Gardener Volunteers. Identification must be provided on the day of class to attend this class for free.
A maximum of 4 CEUs can be earned by attending this class. Attendees will earn 2 CORE and may select their 2 additional CEUs from: Pvt. App. Ag., Ornamental & Turf (O&T), Limited Lawn & Ornamental (LL&O), Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM), or Commercial Lawn & Ornamental (Comm. L&O).
8: 20 am Packet and materials review
9 am Introduction and Pre-test
9:30 – 10:20 Overview - Green Industries BMPs for Protection of Water Resources in FL
History, Background & Overview of the BMP Program & Local Ordinances.
How to use the BMPs to protect water quality.
10:20 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:50 Lawn and Landscape Cultural and Fertilization BMPs
Best Management Practices for healthy lawns and landscapes. Includes mowing, pruning, fertilization & irrigation effects on plant health and ability to tolerate pest pressures.
11:50 – 12:45 Lunch on own
12:45 – 1:35 Irrigation BMPs
Irrigation Best Management Practices to reduce disease & insect damage. Irrigation BMPs include: irrigation requirements, design, installation, monitoring, troubleshooting and proper management of irrigation.
1:35 – 1:45 Break
1:45 – 2:35 Fertilizer BMPs
Fertilizer sources: comparisons and responses.
2:35 – 2:45 Break
2:45 – 3:35 Pesticide BMPs
The use of IPM in a management program; Pesticide selection, storage, handling & disposal.
3:35 – 3:45 Survey
3:45 – 3:55 Review
3:55 – 4:30 Post-Test and CEUs
For more information please contact (727) 582-2562
Minimum class size required is 10. You will be notified at least a day in advance in case of cancellation.
Before continuing, we would like to make you aware of our reservation policies. Cancellations - If your class is canceled for any reason you will be notified no less than 24 hours prior to class start. We will provide a full refund for cancellations made by Pinellas County Extension. Refunds may take up to 30 days to process. Payment - We require full payment at time of reservation so be prepared with a credit card to complete this transaction. Refunds - Refunds will be made in the event of a class cancellation or if the registrant requests a refund 24 hours prior to the class time. Reservations - You must be 18 to make a reservation. If you are under 18 and want to attend a class you must register and attend with a parent or guardian.
The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.
Pinellas County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this class
you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Prior to two working days before class,
please contact the Office of Human Rights, 400 South Ft. Harrison Avenue, Suite 500, Clearwater, Florida, 33756, (727-464-4062)
Are there ID requirements to enter the event?
Yes. Please bring your driver's license or equivalent.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes. You must bring the original ticket.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. Only if you are replacing someone else do you need to bring a ticket.
What is the refund policy?
You need to request a refund at least one day prior to the event.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
If the registration/ticket does not match the original person you need to bring the original ticket with you.