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For Immediate Release:
March 15, 2013
Media Contact:
Henry Mayer
hmayer@ufl.edu
305-248-3311

Keep your landscape green and Florida's water clean

Extension to host workshop on Green Industry Best Management Practices


(MIAMI, March 15, 2013) – The Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension Service is hosting a Green Industries Best Management Practices (GIBMP) workshop in Spanish on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., at the John D. Campbell Agricultural Center Auditorium located in 18710 SW 288th Street, Homestead.

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 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 or at http://miami-dade.ifas.ufl.edu/.