Media Release

August Commercial Horticulture Programs

Monday, July 26, 2010 4:15 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Extension Office is pleased to announce the following Commercial Horticulture Programs, for August 2010. These programs are offered by Aparna Gazula, Commercial Horticulture Agent. All of these programs are held at the Extension Office (2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville).


Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance Workshop  August 9th from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.


License Information: The Limited Commercial Maintenance License is available only for Landscape Maintenance Contractors applying pesticides to their customers' properties. The Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance License Exam requires a passing grade of 75%. This certification must be renewed annually either by testing or with 4 CEUs. Each applicator must be licensed and may not supervise other applicators.


Registration fee is $50.00 per person for full day certification program/$20.00 per person for half day re-certification program. Registration deadline is August 5, 2010. Program flyer and registration form can be downloaded from:


ID Card Holder Training  August 10th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


This training is ONLY required for identification cardholders spraying under a licensed pest control operator.  Each new cardholder must receive 4 hours classroom training, 6 months after card issued. Each existing cardholder must receive at least 2 hours or continuing training by the renewal date of the card.


9 a.m. to 1 p.m. New Cardholders
9 to 10:40 a.m. Existing Cardholders
Cost to attend is $5.00 (includes materials and refreshments).Please pre-register by August 6. Complete agenda and registration form can be found at


For more information about these and other programs, contact Aparna Gazula, Commercial Horticulture Agent, 352-955-2402.

All Extension Programs and Services are open to all without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin or handicap.  For persons requiring special accommodations, please contact the Extension office at (352) 955-2402 (voice) or TDD/TYY (352) 955-2406 or at the Alachua County Extension Service, 2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL  32609.  Please contact the Extension Office at least five working days prior to the program so that proper consideration may be given to the request.



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).