Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - Weed Control Pesticide Exam Prep Offered Feb. 5Management of Brazilian Pepper-tree, Melaleuca and other invasive plants is often necessary in South Florida's natural areas. This vegetation, if not properly maintained, can lead to increased fire hazards, loss of native biodiversity and changes in hydrology. Improper management may also result in environmental damages and decreased aesthetic and property values.
On Friday Feb. 5, Ken Gioeli, natural resources extension agent with the University of Florida and St. Lucie County Extension Office, will be teaching a course designed to prepare students to successfully complete the Natural Areas Weed Control Pesticide Licensing Exam. Several special topics will be addressed including:
Natural Areas Weed Identification
Equipment Calibration Calculations
Registration fee is $20. Pre-registration is required. Call (772) 462-1660 to pre-register. Registration fees should be received by the Extension Office one week prior to the course. Checks should be made out to St. Lucie County 4-H Foundation. Mail checks to St. Lucie County Extension, 8400 Picos Road, Ste 101, Fort Pierce, FL 34945. Ask for the course workbook at the time of registration. Students are asked to bring their completed workbooks to class.
Pesticide licensing exam available after training.
When: Feb. 5, 2010 from 1:30 - 3 p.m. (training)
Where: St. Lucie County Extension, 8400 Picos Road, Ste 101, Fort Pierce
Registration: (772) 462-1660
Registration Fee: $20 - Checks only.
Training Manual: SP 295 Natural Area Weed Management (800) 226-1764