This blog is for Polk County Florida small farms and pesticide applicators as a method of communication and sharing information. This blog is administered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension Polk County Extension Agent, Mary Beth Henry.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Central FL Water Initiative (April 16) and Worker Protection Standards (April 3)
The Central Florida Water Initiative is a collaboration of different stakeholders and regulators to look at the sustainability of the water resources at the conversion points of three water management districts in an area that includes southern Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Polk counties. The three water management districts, along with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (
On February 20, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency announced proposed changes to the agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) to increase protections from pesticide exposure for the nation's 2 million agricultural workers and their families. They are seeking input on the changes that are being proposed. Here is an EPA factsheet on the changes and compares with what is already in
April 22: Core and Private Applicator Training and Exams Core 8:30am-10:35am, Private 10:35am-11:40pm, Manatee County Extension Service, Palmetto, FL. Two separate exam prep classes will be held to help you prepare for the Core and Private Applicator RUP (Restricted Use Pesticide) license exams. Exams will be offered immediately following the classes. However, you do not have to take the
There are a few more factsheets for your perusal from IFAS EDIS our Electronic Data Information Source. This week we've got factsheets on trees, diseases and weeds for your reading pleasure. This one is entitled Plumeria: Propagation from Cuttings http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/EP/EP48900.pdf Here is one on identification and control of Impatiens Downey Mildew http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/
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