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St. Lucie Extension Offers Natural Areas Weed Management Pesticide Licensing Exam, Prep April 26

Post Date:04/08/2019 8:13 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 and property values. 

On Friday, April 26, 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:                         Friday, April 26 from 8:30 – 11 a.m. (training)

Testing:                      Exams after training. Voucher numbers and appointments are required.  Receive your voucher number and schedule an exam at  Please note that the County Extension Agent is not able to create your voucher number or schedule the exam appointment on your behalf.. No fee for exams.

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


 $40 regular registration closes on Thursday, April 18.

                                    $45 late registration begins Friday, April 19.

                                    $45 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 Requested:     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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