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Horticulture CEU Update


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Registration and check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

• 8:30-8:45 a.m.-Registration/Check-in

• 8:45-9:35 a.m.-Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Pesticide hazards to humans depend upon the toxicity of the product and the length of exposure. Learn how proper use of PPE can greatly reduce the potential for dermal, inhalation, eye and oral exposure, and thereby greatly reduce the chance of pesticide poisoning.

• 9:40-10:30 a.m.-Pesticides and the Environment
The environment comprises everything around us including nature, people, and the manufactured components of our world. More and more pesticide labels list adverse environmental effects such as contamination of our groundwater and toxicity to birds, aquatic organisms, and bees. Learn the many ways that pesticides can move away from targeted sites and how proper application methods can reduce the risk of environmental contamination.

• 10:30 a.m. – BREAK

• 10:40-11:30 a.m.-Landscape Maintenance BMPs:Shrubs
Reviews appropriate cultural and fertilization practices to promote health and vigor of landscape shrubs; identification and management of common insects and diseases affecting shrubs including use of IPM strategies and low-toxicity pesticides.

• 11:35 a.m.-12:25 p.m.-Landscape Maintenace BMPs:Trees
Reviews recommended tree species, identification and management of common insect and disease problems affecting trees using IPM strategies and low-toxicity pesticides; cultural and fertilization recommendations to promote healthy landscape trees.

• 12:30 p.m. CEUs

CEUs AVAILABLE (4 maximum)
• 2 Core (Chapter 482 and 487)
• 2 LCLM
• 2 LL&O
• 2 LF
• 2 L&O
• 2 O&T
• 2 ROW
• 2 Private

COST: $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

For more information, contact Marguerite Beckford at mbeckford@scgov.net or 941-861-9900.

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.

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