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For Immediate Release:
August 15, 2012
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Alejandra Castro Nuñez

Learn to keep your landscape green and Florida’s water clean

Extension to host workshop on Green Industry Best Management Practices

(MIAMI, August 15, 2012) – The Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension Service is hosting a Green Industries Best Management Practices (GIBMP) workshop on Monday, August 20, 2012, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., at the John D. Campbell Agricultural Center Auditorium located in Homestead, Florida.

The GIBMP workshop is designed to provide training to individuals working in lawn, landscape, pest control, or municipal ground areas.  The best management practices are focused on reducing non-point pollution resulting from fertilization or pesticide application.
Did you know that the State of Florida will be requiring a training certificate in order to apply fertilizers effective Jan 1, 2014? This new law targets those who apply such products for hire, not homeowners.  The goal is to protect water resources that may be impaired by improper use of such products. 

You can stay ahead of the game and get your certification now by attending the Green Industry Best Management Practices class provided by the Miami-Dade Extension Service on August 20th. In addition, CEU’s will be available for FDACS, ISA, and FNG.

The workshop registration fee is $20. Space is limited, so be sure to register in advance. You can also register by calling (305)-248-3311, ext. 225.

For information on Florida friendly landscaping, visit the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods website at

The Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension is a partnership of the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.