Monday, April 5, 2010 - Natural Areas Weed Control Licensing Exam May 6Management of Brazilian Pepper-trees, Melaleucas 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 Thursday, May 6, Natural Resources Extension Agent with the University of Florida/St. Lucie County Extension Ken Gioeli 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 Extension Advisory Committee. 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: Thursday May 6, 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