Training Sessions

The Short Course is designed to benefit those new to the industry and experienced professionals seeking a comprehensive update. Topics include:

  • General Standards (CORE) Training Sessions - Pesticide label interpretation, personal protection equipment, pesticide safety, pesticide handling, and container disposal techniques.
  • Herbicide/Pesticide Application Equipment Calibration Training Sessions - Calculation formulas, area measurements, and equipment calibration calculations. Practice critical steps for proper equipment calibration that will assist you in passing category exams.
  • Plant Identification - Material providing identification characteristics of aquatic and invasive terrestrial and natural area weeds, economically-important aquatic plants, and potential control techniques.
  • Aquatic Pest Control Category Training Sessions - Aquatic weed management techniques, aquatic plant biology and environmental topics, and basic aquatic calibration.
  • Natural Areas Weed Management Training Sessions - Learn techniques to manage invasive weeds, both native and non-native, in natural areas such as parks, wildlife and ecological management areas, and terrestrial areas needing weed management.

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Applicator Resources

Important Deadlines

Early Registration

Save $100
February 25 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 or Rooms Fill
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Sponsor Recognition in Print at the Short Course

April 1 Deadline
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Regular Registration

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April 8 Deadline
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2019 Short Course Flyer



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    (352) 294-3578
  • Email:
    mstage@ufl.edu
  • Address:
    2311 Mowry Road, Bldg. 78
    PO Box 110750
    Gainesville, FL 32611
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