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GI-BMP Training in Belle Glade: June 18, 2013

UF / IFAS Palm Beach County Extension will conduct GI-BMP training in Belle Glade on June 18th to serve our clients to the west. 

GI-BMPs teach safe landscaping practices that protect the environment, including our ground and surface waters.  This program is the prerequisite of  the Limited Certification for Urban Fertilizer Applicators .  

To register for this opportunity or learn more, download the Belle Glade GI-BMP flyer.  GI-BMP training is also available online.  More information is  available on the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ website. 

Call 561.233.1759 with any questions you may have.

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Your Extension Agents are Serving up Coffee and Thursday Morning CEUs: May 30th

Potassium deficiencyYou’re invited to attend:

Fertilizing the Florida Landscape to Minimize Impact on Ground and Surface Waters….

… to enjoy breakfast and time to socialize with other green industry professionals. University of Florida fertilizer recommendations will be presented, with an emphasis on applying appropriate amounts and formulations of fertilizer. This program will include a discussion of the effect of turf fertilizers and reclaimed water on the landscape. An activity will prepare participants to convert water quality data into the amount of fertilizer applied, and consequently adjust fertilizer as needed.  View the flyer.

Two Category CEUs offered in: Private Applicator Ag., O&T, Limited Landscape, Limited L&O, or COmmercial L&O

Florida LMA ‘s Newest Chapter to Hold Social Gathering April 4th

UF / IFAS Palm Beach County Extension is home to the newest chapter of the Landscape Maintenance Association (LMA).  The LMA Atlantic Coast Chapter meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00pm.  The next meeting is a social gathering at Duffy’s Restaurant in Royal Palm Beach.  Duffy’s will donate 10% of the proceeds to the LMA.  Come out to meet other LMA members and the board and share industry stories.  Bring family and guests. 

Where: Duffy’s Restaurant, 11935 Southern Blvd., Royal Palm Beach, FL, 33411 [Map: http://goo.gl/maps/cVsHz]

When: April 4th, 7:00pm –

More details & RSVP: earthly_designs@comcast.net

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Since 1988, The non-profit organization Landscape Management Association has served Florida.  The LMA’s principal objective is to promote sound landscaping and horticultural practices by providing knowledge, education and an extensive network of suppliers and support professionals to the landscape management industry.  Visit the LMA at www.floridalma.org  and Get Knowledge, Get Power, Get Mowing!

 

GI-BMP Training in Belle Glade: March 28, 2013

UF / IFAS Palm Beach County Extension will conduct GI-BMP training in Belle Glade on March 28th to serve our clients to the west. 

GI-BMPs teach safe landscaping practices that protect the environment, including our ground and surface waters.  This program is the prerequisite of  the Limited Certification for Urban Fertilizer Applicators .  

To register for this opportunity or learn more, see the Belle Glade GI-BMP Brochure.  GI-BMP training is also available online.  More information is  available on the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ website. 

Call 561.233.1759 with any questions you may have.

Upcoming Boca Raton class: GI-BMP Training 2013

For our South county clients, our next GI-BMP class will be held in Boca Raton on February 5th. 

To attend or learn more, see the 2013 GI-BMP Brochure .  GI-BMP training is also available online.  More information is  available on the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ website. 

Call 561.233.1759 with any questions you may have.

As a reminder to all green industry professionals ~ Beginning on January 1, 2014, all commercial fertilizer applicators will be required to hold a Limited Certification for Urban Fertilizer Applicators. The prerequisite of this license is the successful completion of the Green Industry Best Management Practices, or GI-BMP program. GI-BMPs teach safe landscaping practices that protect the environment, including our ground and surface waters. The University of Florida IFAS Florida Friendly Landscaping™ program presents GI-BMP programs throughout the state.

Happy Holidays from UF / IFAS Palm Beach County Extension

Happy Holidays and all the Best for a Happy New Year!

 ~ from UF / IFAS Palm Beach County Extension ~

We wish you a happy holiday season and a fantastic new year.  We hope to see you soon!  Join us at an upcoming GI-BMP program  (next scheduled date is 1/9) or for the Master Landscape Management program, which begins on 1/10.