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UF/IFAS Extension: Horticulture CEU Update

Registration and check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.


  • 8:30-8:45 a.m.-Registration/Check-in
  • 8:45-9:35 a.m.-Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 
    Reviews proper use of PPE, including reducing the potential for human exposure to pesticides and risks of pesticide poisoning.
  • 9:40-10:30 a.m.-Pesticides and the Environment
    Reviews prevention methods for pesticide environmental hazards including groundwater contamination and toxicity to non-target organisms e.g. birds, aquatic organisms, and bees; interpretation of pesticide labels and pesticide formulations. 
  • 10:30 a.m. – BREAK
  • 10:40-11:30 a.m.-Landscape Maintenance BMPs: Turf and Ornamentals
    Reviews appropriate cultural and fertilization practices to promote healthy turf and landscape ornamentals; identification and management of common insects and diseases affecting shrubs including use of IPM strategies and low-toxicity pesticides.
  • 11:35 a.m.-12:25 p.m.-Landscape Maintenace BMPs: Palms and Trees 
    Reviews management of palm and tree species, including appropriate cultural and fertilization recommendations; identification and management of common insect and disease problems affecting palms and trees, using IPM strategies and low-toxicity pesticides. 
  • 12:30 p.m. CEUs 

CEUs AVAILABLE (4 maximum)

  • 2 Core (Chapter 482 and 487)
  • 2 LCLM
  • 2 LL&O
  • 2 LF
  • 2 L&O
  • 2 O&T
  • 2 ROW
  • 2 Private


  • $25 (includes continental breakfast)

Advance registration is required. You may pay online or at the door. If paying by check, make check payable to: Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners

Eventbrite class link:

There are (2) dates to choose from.

For more information, contact Marguerite Beckford at

NOTE: Classes and events may be canceled at any time due to low registration or other circumstances, with full refunds issued for paid events. Similar classes or events often are offered on future dates.

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