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Green Industries Best Management Practices 2013

UF/IFAS Sumter County Extension

Monday, December 9, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EST)

Bushnell, FL

Green Industries Best Management Practices 2013

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Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMPs) is an educational program for people working in lawn-care and landscape maintenance. The GI-BMP program teaches environmentally safe landscaping practices that help conserve and protect Florida's ground and surface waters. Click here to learn more about the GI-BMP program.

 

Green Industries Best Management Practices, Dec. 9, 2013

West Central Florida Fairgrounds – 7620 SR 471, Bushnell, FL 33513

Lloyd Singleton, Sr. Instructor, UF/IFAS Extension

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.
  • Be sure to turn in your post-test and your evaluation, by the end of the day.
  • If you also need pesticide CEUs, get your signed CEU attendance form before you leave.

 

8:15 – 9:00       Introduction and Pre-test (45 minutes)

9:00 – 9:50       Overview - Green Industries BMPs for Protection of Water Resources (50 minutes)          History, Background & Overview of the BMP Program & Local Ordinances.

 

Lloyd Singleton, UF/IFAS Extension in Sumter County

9:50 -10:00       Break

10:00 – 10:50   Fertilizer BMPs (50 minutes)

Fertilizer sources: comparisons and responses; application; and safety

BJ Jarvis, UF/IFAS Extension in Pasco County

10:50 – 11:00    Break

11:00 – 11:50   Irrigation BMPs (50 minutes)

Irrigation Best Management Practices to conserve water, reduce disease & insect damage, and protect water quality. Irrigation BMPs include: irrigation requirements, design, installation, monitoring, troubleshooting and proper management of irrigation.

Jim Moll, UF/IFAS Extension in Pasco County

11:50 – 12:30    Lunch

12:30 – 1:20     Pesticide BMPs (50 minutes)

Licensing; environmental risk; use of IPM in a management program; pesticide selection, storage, handling & disposal.

Phillip Phillips, A1 Gator Landscaping

1:20 – 1:30       Break

1:30 – 2:45       Lawn and Landscape Cultural Practices and 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.

Juanita Popenoe, UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County

2:45 – 3:00       Review

3:00 – 3:30       Post-Test, Evaluation and CEUs

 

 

 

Have questions about Green Industries Best Management Practices 2013? Contact UF/IFAS Sumter County Extension

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UF/IFAS Sumter County Extension/Dining Room in Agri Center
7620 SR 471
Bushnell, FL 33513

Monday, December 9, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EST)


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UF/IFAS Sumter County Extension

 Sumter County Extension is a federal, state and local partnership that provides research-based information from the University of Florida to the citizens of Sumter County and beyond. We hope that you will contact us for solutions to any questions you may have in the areas of agriculture, lawns and gardens, nutrition and wellness, financial management, natural resources, livestock,community development and youth development (4-H).   Call us at (352) 793-2728 or visit our website at http://sumter.ifas.ufl.edu

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