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UF/IFAS L&O Pest Management University (PMU)
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Friday, March 8, 2013 at 12:00 PM (EST)
PMU was created as a cooperative effort between the University of Florida, the Florida pest management industry, and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS), the regulators of the pest control industry in Florida.
Our goal is to both teach and demonstrate all aspects of home and commercial pest control, providing trainees with both improved knowledge and practical experience.
All classes are taught by faculty of UF/IFAS, DACS and leaders in the pest management industry. Everyone understands that increased professionalism and improved skills translate to superior job performance, increased profit and fewer customer problems.
Classes are limited to 20 participants.
Please see the FAQs (http://pmu.ifas.ufl.edu/FAQS.shtml) for appropriate dress, smoking policy and other information.
Turfgrass Pest Foundations AGENDA - March 6-8, 3013
DAY 1: March 6, 2013
7:30-8:00 AM Registration
8:00-8:30 Introduction, Pre-test, Objectives of training, Manuals
8:30-9:10 Licensing and CEU requirements for Chapters 482 FS and 487 FS
9:10-9:50 Vehicle inspection (how to avoid common mistakes that may result in fines)
10:05-11:00 Navigating the label, MSDS, and PPE
11:00-12:00 Pesticide spill drill
12:00-12:30 Lunch (provided)
12:30-1:00 PM Turfgrass integrated pest management (IPM)
1:00-1:30 IPM scouting kit and methods of sampling
1:30-2:00 Equipment calibration and math
2:15-3:15 Pesticide formulations, chemical classes, and pesticide resistance management
3:15-4:45 Best practices for granular and liquid pesticide applications
4:45-5:00 Evaluation, then dismissal for the day
DAY 2: May 7, 2013
7:45-8:00 AM Common turfgrass anatomy, species, varieties, and maintenance requirements
9:00-10:00 Non-living turfgrass problems and stresses
10:15-11:15 Common turf diseases: signs, symptoms, and management
11:15-12:00 Common weed identification and management
12:00-12:30 PM Lunch (provided)
12:30-2:00 Common turf insect pests: identification, damage, and management
2:15-4:45 Green Industries Best Management Practices
4:45-5:00 Evaluation and dismissal for the day
DAY 3: May 8, 2013
7:45-8:00 AM Registration
8:00-8:30 Review, questions and answers
8:30-9:30 Outdoor exercise to practice more skills
9:45-11:00 Case studies, discussion, and developing an IPM plan
11:00-11:30 Post-test and evaluation
11:30-12:00 CEU forms, graduation, and photos