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 CTP Green Industries Best Management Practices - SPANISH`
 Location: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
Aug 24, 2016
09:00 am - 04:30 pm
$ 30.00 50 18 32

Las Mejores Prácticas de Manejo para la Protección de los Recursos Hídricos de la Florida por parte de las Industrias Verdes, conocidas por sus siglas en Inglés como GI-BMP, fueron elaboradas mediante la colaboración del Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) y las Industrias Verdes.

Esta clase se diseñó con el objetivo de proveer a los profesionales de las Industrias Verdes el conocimiento, la habilidad y las herramientas necesarias para minimizar la contaminación por fuentes difusas relacionadas a estas industrias. Este programa promueve el buen razonamiento para seleccionar las plantas, y el buen uso del riego, los fertilizantes y los pesticidas, para no afectar negativamente al medio ambiente de la Florida.

Poseer el certificado GI-BMP es obligatorio para registrar una compañía de mantenimiento de zonas verdes en varios condados y municipalidades. Adicionalmete, es un prerequisito para obtener el certificado para aplicar fertilizantes del Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS), el cual es mandatorio para todos quienes aplican fertilizante de manera comercial en todo el Estado.


Esta clase también otorga las siguientes unidades de educación contínua (CEU's): 4 FDACS, 3 City of Naples, 4 FNGLA, 2 LUF, Hasta 17.25 ISA, 2.5 CFE (CAT 1) y 2.0 CFE (CAT2).


 REFRESHER: Water Wise and Other Irrigation Concepts
 Location: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
Aug 31, 2016
09:00 am - 01:00 pm
$ 25.00 75 1 74

A healthy landscape requires the right combination of sunlight, soil, and water.  Many plants require more water than nature provides and often rely on irrigation systems.  With Florida consistently ranking in the top five states for water use, proper irrigation management is a crucial tool in protecting Florida’s water resources.  This class will explore steps landscapers can take to help maintain a healthy landscape that is drought tolerant and pest resistant while saving customers money.

This event provides the following CEU's: 3 City of Naples, No FDACS CEU's for this class available.


 REFRESHER: Intergrated Pest Management
 Location: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
Sep 14, 2016
09:00 am - 02:00 pm
$ 25.00 75 0 75

Cultural techniques that help maintain healthy lawns and landscapes may reduce disease, nematodes, weeds and insects, thereby reducing the need for chemical treatment.  Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a strategy used in the landscape to manage pests by using economically and environmentally sustainable practices.   IPM emphasizes selection, integration and implementation of multiple pest control techniques to prevent, reduce, or minimize pest communities.  This three hour program will introduce you to the disadvantages with the over-use of pesticides and its effects on water quality and best cultural and diagnosing practices for healthy landscapes. After the training participants will understand the broad concepts of non-point source pollution, the importance of best management practices to maintain healthy landscapes, and be able to better identify pests to determine the most appropriate IPM practice.

Class cost is $25.00 and includes a light breakfast.

This event provides the following CEU's: City of Naples 3, FDACS TBD

 CTP: Green Industries Best Management Practices - English
 Location: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
Oct 12, 2016
09:00 am - 04:30 pm
$ 30.00 70 2 68

The Florida Friendly Best Management Practices for Protection of Water Quality by the Green Industries program, commonly known as the “Green Industries Best Management Practices” was jointly developed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) and the private industries related to landscape maintenance, called the “green industries.” This training is required by the City of Naples, Collier County and the City of Marco Island for landscapers to legally work within their limits and by most neighboring municipalities in Southwest Florida. This class fulfills the statewide Limited Urban Commercial Fertilizer Applicator Certificate Program requirement issued by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

This program provides the following CEU's: FDACS 4, APA 4.75, FNGLA 4, ISA T.B.D., CFE 2.5 CT 1 CF and 2 CT 2.


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