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Seminole And Orange Counties Partner To Offer Education On Fertilizer

June 1 starts Seminole and Orange Counties Fertilizer ordinance restricted periods for nitrogen and phosphorous fertilizers. Through the end of May select a 65% or more Slow Release Nitrogen (SRN) product. After June 1, select a summer blend, free of nitrogen and phosphorous to ensure that you protect our waterways, including our National treasure, the Wild & Scenic Wekiva River. Use an iron foliar spray or granular product with potassium to enhance the green color of turf or feed your flowering shrubs and trees.

The Fertilize Florida website has a treasure trove of information including a Summer Product List, which outlines appropriate products, funny and Award-Winning Public Service Announcement videos, a Fertilizer Calculator and more: www.FertilizeFlorida.com

Landscape professionals and residents are invited to join UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County for their FREE Fertilizing Effectively in Florida webinars that are open to all. Since this is a partnership webinar with Orange County, information about the new Orange County fertilizer ordinance will be covered in the class. After attending, landscapers and Seminole County residents will receive the following:

 

LANDSCAPERS:

Landscapers holding a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) license will receive TWO FREE Continuing Educations Units (CEUs)* for the following license categories:

  • Limited Urban Fertilizer
  • Limited Lawn & Ornamental
  • Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance
  • Commercial Lawn and Ornamental

 

TWO FREE CEUs* will also be available for Florida Nursery Growers and Landscapers Association (FNGLA) licensed landscapers.

 

RESIDENTS

Seminole County residents can receive a FREE bag of Florida-Friendly fertilizer*

 

Webinar Dates

May 11, 2022 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., register at https://bit.ly/FertilizeWise

 

*CEUs and fertilizer are distributed to those that attend the entirety of the 2-hour class and complete the survey. CEUs will be emailed and you do not have to be a Seminole County resident to receive them; they are applicable to any landscaper with a state of Florida FDACS license in the mentioned categories. Fertilizer must be picked up in Sanford on the disclosed date and is only for Seminole County residents that have not previously received a fee bag of fertilizer.

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The mission of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is to develop knowledge relevant to agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge available to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. With more than a dozen research facilities, 67 county Extension offices, and award-winning students and faculty in the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UF/IFAS brings science-based solutions to the state’s agricultural and natural resources industries, and all Florida residents.
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