Green Industries Best Management Practices 2016 in The Villages
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Green Industries Best Management Practices 2016 in The Villages

Green Industries Best Management Practices 2016 in The Villages

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The Villages Sumter County Service Center

7375 Powell Road

Room 102

Wildwood, FL 34785

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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, December 21, 2016

The Villages Sumter Service Center, 7375 Powell Road, Wildwood, FL 34785

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.

8:30 – 9:00 Introduction and Pre-test (30 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 Sumter County

9:50 -10:00 Break

10:00 – 10:50 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 Davis, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County

10:50 – 11:00 Break

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

Fertilizer sources: comparisons and responses; application; and safety

Lloyd Singleton, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter 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.

Bill Lester, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County

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.

Grantly Ricketts, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County

2:45 – 3:00 Review

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

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The Villages Sumter County Service Center

7375 Powell Road

Room 102

Wildwood, FL 34785

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