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Natural Areas Weed Management Pesticide Licensing Exam Prep

Post Date:12/05/2017 8:33 AM

Management 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 & property values.                      

On Thursday, Dec. 14, Ken Gioeli, Natural Resources Extension agent with the University of Florida St Lucie County Extension, 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
Herbicide Selection

Pre-registration is required. Call 772-462-1660 for information. Register online at

Pesticide licensing exam available after training.


What:                         Natural Areas Weed Management Pesticide License Training and Testing

When:                         Thursday, Dec. 14 from 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. (training)

Testing:                      Exams after training. 

                                    Register for exams at   

                                    No fee for exams.

Where:                       St. Lucie County Extension, 8400 Picos Road, Ste 101, Fort Pierce

Registration:              $40 regular registration closes on Thursday, Dec. 7

                                    $45 late registration begins Friday, Dec. 8

                                    $50 if registration paid at the door

                                    Credit card payments can only be accepted via Eventbrite registration.

A small fee will be added for Eventbrite and credit card payments.

Refund Policy:           Refunds will be available until the close of regular registration.  No refunds will be issued after that date or credited to future classes.

Training Manual:     SM-295 Natural Areas Weed Management

CEU's Available:      Three total in the following categories: Natural areas, forest pest control, aquatic pest control, ornamental and turf, ag row crop, right of way, limited certification lawn and ornamental, limited certification commercial landscape maintenance, private applicator

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