Registration and check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. and class will begin at 8:00 a.m.
- 8 a.m.: Pesticide Core Topics – UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County staff
This two-hour core module will help you understand the basics behind pesticide labels, ingredients, formulations, signal words, precaution statements, and environmental hazard statements. Directions for mixing and loading, application, storage, and disposal also will be covered.
- 10:10 a.m.: Diseases of Landscape Palms – Bob Mertens
Palms are the quintessential symbol of the tropics here in Florida and as green industry professionals, we need to be aware of the symptoms, treatments, and prevention of the common diseases of our landscape palms. From the PCO to the LCLM, learn how you can recognize palm diseases and how the use of pesticides can be reduced through proper culture and IPM.
- 11 a.m.: Fertilization of Landscape Palms – Bob Mertens
Palms growing in Florida are subject to a number of nutrient deficiencies that can mimic pest problems, and pesticides are often applied inappropriately. Fertility can affect palm vigor, nutritional health, disease transmission, and cold hardiness. From the PCO to the LCLM, learn when to implement cultural, mechanical, and chemical control as part of your IPM program, and how to use proper fertilization to cultivate healthy palms and reduce the use of pesticides.
- Noon: End of workshop.
CEUs AVAILABLE (4 maximum)
- 2 Core
- 2 LCLM
- 2 LLO
- 2 L&O
- 2 O&T
- 2 Pvt.
- 2 ROW
- UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County staff
- Bob Mertens – Horticulture Program Specialist, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County
- $25 (includes continental breakfast)
Advance registration is required. You may pay online or at the door. If paying by check, make check payable to: Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners
Questions? Contact Bob Mertens at 941-861-9805 or email@example.com
NOTE: Classes and events may be canceled at any time due to low registration or other circumstances, with full refunds issued for paid events. Similar classes or events often are offered on future dates.