Best Management Practices for the Protection of of Water Resources by the Green Industries

This workshop is designed to provide training in Best Management Practices for anyone working in the lawn, landscape, pest control, or municipal grounds areas. Best Management Practices are focused on reducing non-point source pollution resulting from fertilization or pesticide application. Stay a step ahead of the new requirements.

Following completion of this training you will be given a post-test to determine knowledge learned. If the post-test is successfully completed, you will be mailed a certificate of completion.
Make sure that at the end of the day, you turn in your post-test, your evaluation, and your attendance record.

Earn (2) CORE,  (2) Ornamental & Turf,  Limited Commercial Landscape CEUs before you leave.

Attendees Will Receive:
Training in all major aspects of the BMP manual
BMP manuals and summary guides
Handouts of educational material
Certificate of completion (mailed 3-4 weeks after training)
Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Class Agenda

8:30-8:45 a.m.

Introduction and Pre-Test

8:45-9:35 a.m.

Overview - Green Industries BMPs for Protection of Water Resources in FL History, Background & Overview of the BMP Program & Local Ordinances.How to use the BMPs to protect water quality.

9:35-9:45 a.m.


9:45-11:05 a.m.

Lawn and Landscape Cultural and Fertilization BMPs
Management practices for healthy lawns and landscapes. Includes mowing, pruning, fertilization & irrigation effects on plant health and ability to tolerate pest pressures.

11:05-11:15 a.m.


11:15-12:05 p.m.

Irrigation BMPs
Irrigation amount & frequency to reduce disease & insect damage. Design, installation & proper management of irrigation.

12:05-12:40 p.m.


12:40-1:30 p.m.

Fertilizer BMPs
Fertilizer sources: comparisons and responses.

1:30-1:40 p.m.


1:40-2:30 p.m.

Pesticide BMPs
The use of IPM in a management program: Pesticide selection, storage, handling & disposal.

2:30-2:45 p.m.


2:45-3:15 p.m.

Post-Test and CEUs

4:00 p.m.



Dates and Registration 2013

Individuals must be pre-registered three working days before the event or a $10.00 fee will be added at the door.


Duval County Extension Service
1010 N McDuff Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32254-2083
Contact: Erin Harlow (904) 387-8850

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Rebecca Jordi
Horticulture Agent IV
County Extension Director
Contributing Editor


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