UF/IFAS hosting class on proper fertilizer application Jan. 28
Published: Friday, December 27, 2013 at 7:26 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, December 27, 2013 at 7:26 p.m.
The UF/IFAS Extension's Alachua County office will offer a workshop next month on "Green Industries Best Management Practices" that will give those in the landscape field training on how to apply fertilizers.
Aparna Gazula, commercial horticulture agent, will lead the class at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office, 2800 NE 39th Ave., on Jan. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The workshop is designed to provide training in "best management practices" for anyone working in the lawn, landscape, pest control or municipal grounds areas. This is a required training class for all commercial and institutional fertilizer applicators in Alachua County according to Alachua County codes for fertilizer standards and management practices.
A "commercial fertilizer applicator" means any person who applies fertilizer on turf and/or landscape plants in Alachua County in exchange for money, goods, services or other valuable consideration.
An "institutional fertilizer applicator" means any person, other than a non-commercial or commercial applicator, who applies fertilizer for the purpose of maintaining turf and/or landscape plants. Institutional applicators include owners and managers of public lands, schools, parks, religious institutions, utilities, industrial or business sites and any residential properties maintained in condominium and/or common ownership.
Best management practices are focused on reducing pollution resulting from fertilization or pesticide application.
The workshop costs $25, which includes materials and lunch. Pre-register by calling 337-6209 at least three working days prior to program.
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