Aquatic Weed Control Short Course

May 5-8, 2014
Coral Springs Marriott Hotel
Coral Springs, Florida

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Who Should Attend

For more than 38 years, the University of Florida has offered training and continuing education for Florida's Applicators throught 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
    - Ornamental & Turf

  • Are looking to 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 herbicide and pesticide application equipment.

  • Are employed by a public agency or private company which is responsible for vegetation management along right-of-ways and in natural areas.

  • Are an employee of a basic 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.



New to the Short Course? We recommend first checking out the following items to ensure you are best prepared for the course.


  1. Short Course Agenda - Review the agenda and pick your sessions before you arrive at the course!

  2. CEUs - Determine which classes give you the credits you need! Cross reference the CEU recap with the short course agenda.

  3. Exam Preparation - Looking to add a license or become certified for the first time?  We offer category testing after the short course concludes on Thursday.  We recommend ordering your study manuals in advance!

  4. Register for the conference and make your hotel reservation.

  5. Check out our sponsors! Their support makes this course possible, and their representatives are happy to help answer your specific chemical questions. 



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New Opportunity!

Not taking an exam at the short course?


Interested in learning more about aquatic ecosystem restoration?


Want to build your toolkit or break into the market?


Join us after the short course for a half-day mini-course!


Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration


May 8, 2014
Coral Springs Marriot


Cost: $60

Click here for more information and to register!



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