Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class start time.This is a series of 6 classes, all held on one day, to assist you in earning CEUs in several FDACS categories. You may pick and choose which sessions to attend or attend the entire series. Different experts from the University of Florida will present the individual topics.For those renewing in the lawn/turf/ornamental categories - choose the PM session and Core session.CEUs are in these categories: Aquatic, Right-of-way (ROW), Natural Areas (NA), Commercial L & O, Limited L & O, Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM), Ornamental & Turf (O&T), Demo & Research, Private.You can bring your own snacks/drinks and lunch, as we can no longer provide these. There are snack and drink vending machines available. 9:30-10:00 Check-in and registration Morning session: 10:00-10:50 Herbicides Modes of Action and Resistance Management Dr. Bill HallerHerbicide resistance is a major concern in all herbicide applications. Applicators become comfortable with certain herbicides and herbicide mixes and use them repeatedly year after year. During this presentation, Dr. Haller will give examples of herbicide resistance and how to prevent or best manage to minimize the development of resistant weed populations. 10:50-11:40 Weed Control in Florida’s Waters and Natural Areas Dr. Lyn GettysDr. Gettys will discuss the common pathways for weed introduction in Florida, present historical accounts of the state’s invasion by hydrilla, waterhyacinth, Brazilian pepper and other weeds and cover management options for controlling the “10 most-wanted list” of Florida’s aquatic, upland and natural areas weeds. Morning session CEUs: Aquatic (2), ROW (2), NA (2), Comm L & O (1), Lmt. L & O (1), LCLM (1), Ornamental & Turf (O&T) (1), Demo & Research (2), Private (2) 11:40-1:00 Turn in survey, receive CEU form and Lunch on own 12:45 – 1:00 Check-in for afternoon session Afternoon session: 1:00-1:50 Preventing Herbicide Failures Dr. Brent SellersDr. Sellers will describe the most common reasons for herbicide failures or reductions in efficacy and how to tailor treatment programs to get the most “bang for your buck” – attaining optimum weed control while minimizing pesticide use and exposure. 1:50-2:40 Equipment Calibration Dr. Brent SellersDr. Sellers will discuss the importance of equipment calibration and will describe the protocols that should be followed to reduce pesticide use and exposure. This talk will provide valuable information to licensed pesticide applicators of all categories. Afternoon session CEUs: Aquatic (2), Demo & Research (2), Natural Areas (2), Private (2), Regulatory (2), Right-of-Way (2), Comm. L & O (2), Lmt. L & O (2), LCLM (2), Ornamental & Turf (O&T) (2) 2:40 turn in survey, receive CEU attendance forms, check-in for CORE CORE session: 3:00-4:40 FDACS Vehicle Inspection Paul Mitola, FDACS Field Training Coordinator 4:40 Turn in survey, receive CEU attendance form, adjourn. Speaker BiosDr. Bill Haller is a Professor of Agronomy at the University of Florida in Gainesville, specializing in Aquatic Weed Science. His research is focused on aquatic weed management; in addition, Dr. Haller is also the Acting Director of the UF IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants. Dr. Brent Sellers is an Associate Professor of Agronomy at the University of Florida Range Cattle Research and Education Center in Ona, specializing in Weed Science. His focus areas include identifying problematic weeds in pastures and rangeland and implementing economically and environmentally sound control measures, examining weed biology and ecology as related to pasture and rangeland management strategies, and weed control in fence rows and pasture borders. Dr. Lyn Gettys is an Assistant Professor of Agronomy at the University of Florida Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center in Davie, specializing in Aquatic and Wetland Plant Science. Her focus areas include identification, biology and control of invasive aquatic and wetland species, plant propagation and development of novel techniques to increase the success of aquatic restoration and mitigation projects. For more information please contact (727) 582-2562Reservation policy
Before continuing, we would like to make you aware of our reservation policies. Cancellations - If your class is canceled for any reason you will be notified no less than 24 hours prior to class start. We will provide a full refund for cancellations made by Pinellas County Extension. Refunds may take up to 30 days to process. Payment - We require full payment at time of reservation so be prepared with a credit card to complete this transaction. Refunds - Refunds will be made in the event of a class cancellation or if the registrant requests a refund 24 hours prior to the class time. Reservations - You must be 18 to make a reservation. If you are under 18 and want to attend a class you must register and attend with a parent or guardian.The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.
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