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Pinellas County Extension offers fertilizer training in Spanish Oct. 1st

The UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension office is offering a green industry training course in Spanish on Thursday, Oct. 1. The course is required for anyone who wants to apply fertilizers commercially and also recommended for those who want to apply fertilizers to their own lawns.

The training will focus on best management practices for landscapes including planting, irrigation, turf maintenance, proper fertilizer and pesticide application, and methods to reduce water pollution from runoff.

The class provides the training and testing necessary to obtain the Green Industries Best Management Practices certificate, which is the pre-requisite for obtaining the required State of Florida commercial fertilizer applicator license.

The training runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension office at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo.

The cost of the course is $15 per participant and free for Pinellas County government employees, school board members and master gardeners. Prepaid registration is required.

Register online. The course is also available in English on Tuesday, Sept. 29, with registration at the same website.