Who Should Attend

For 42 years, the University of Florida has offered training and continuing education for Florida's pesticide applicators through the Aquatic Weed Control Short Course. The Short Course features leading experts in Aquatic and Upland vegetation management, and is designed to benefit those new to the industry and experienced professionals seeking a comprehensive update.

You will benefit from attending this program if you:

  • Need Florida Pesticide Applicator CEUs for categories such as:
    • Aquatic
    • Right-of-Way
    • Natural Areas
    • General Standards (CORE)
    • Forestry
    • Demo & Research
  • Are planning to take the test to become a certified pesticide applicator in Florida.
  • Are responsible for aquatic weed control in canals, lakes, golf course ponds, rivers, parks, residential developments, and other waterways.
  • Operate and calibrate pesticide application equipment.
  • Are employed by a public agency or private company that is responsible for vegetation management along right-of-ways and in natural areas.
  • Are an employee of a manufacturer or a distributor that markets aquatic or vegetation management herbicides.
  • Use biological control techniques to suppress aquatic weed growth.
  • Need to identify aquatic and wetland plants.
  • Establish and maintain wetland mitigation areas.

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Applicator Resources

Important Deadlines

Early Registration

Save $100
February 26 Deadline
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Sponsor Recognition in Mailer

Distributed to 4,000 FL Applicators
March 1 Deadline
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Hotel Reservations

Rooms may fill early
April 15, 2018 or Rooms Fill
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Sponsor Recognition in Print at the Short Course

April 2 Deadline
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Regular Registration

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April 9 Deadline
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2018 Short Course Flyer



The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences, and enhancing and sustaining the quality of human life.

UF/IFAS OCI

OCI stands for the Office of Conferences & Institutes. It is a full service conference planning agency at the University of Florida. OCI was created to support the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) mission to develop knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and to make that knowledge available to people to sustain and enhance the quality of life.

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  • Phone:
    (352) 294-3581
  • Email:
    mstage@ufl.edu
  • Address:
    2311 Mowry Road, Bldg. 78
    PO Box 110750
    Gainesville, FL 32611
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