Regulatory

New Exam Review and CEU Class Offered in Panama City: May 10-11, 2018

In December of 2017, a new Commercial Lawn & Ornamental Pest Control Operator exam was launched in Florida. This updated exam covers materials found in two new manuals not previously recommended as study guides: “Identification Guide to Common Florida Lawn and Ornamental Weeds,”  and “Lawn and Ornamental Pest Management.”. Photographic pest identification including knowledge of life cycle …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/green/2018/04/10/new-exam-review-and-ceu-class-offered-in-panama-city-may-10-11-2018/

April is National Safe Dig Month

This month, recognized by the Senate and Florida’s governor, reminds diggers why calling 811 before all outdoor digging projects is important to your safety. Before installing a mailbox, fence, deck, garden or tree make sure to call Sunshine 811 to have underground lines marked. 811 is the free national number designated by the Federal Communications …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/green/2018/04/05/april-is-national-safe-dig-month/

Green Industry Training Classes

Please check out our Upcoming Events page to see what classes are offered in the Panhandle for Green Industry Professionals. If you’d like to have emails about upcoming events sent directly to your inbox, sign up for our newsletter at Subscribe UF/IFAS select “Green Industries in the Panhandle” under the “Lawn & Garden” tab.

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/green/2017/02/23/green-industry-training-classes/

2016 Formosan Termite Swarm Report

  The genus Coptotermes contains the largest number of termite pests (28 species) worldwide, with the Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosansus, being the most widely distributed and most economically important.  During the 1960’s it was found in Texas, Louisiana, and South Carolina. The first well-established colony in Florida was reported in 1980. A single colony …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/green/2016/08/26/2016-formosan-termite-swarm-report/

Limited Urban Commercial Fertilizer License – Do You Have It?

On June 18, 2009, Florida Governor Charlie Crist signed into law SB 494 requiring all commercial fertilizer applicators have a license by January 1, 2014. Passing the Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP) training is mandatory to obtain that license. University of Florida/IFAS Extension provides training and testing programs in urban landscape management practices and …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/green/2016/03/24/limited-urban-commercial-fertilizer-license-do-you-have-it/