UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Calendar

For persons requiring special accommodations, please contact the respective Extension Agent at (352) 955-2402 (voice) or 711 - Florida Relay Service (Hearing Impaired), or at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office, 2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville FL 32609. Please contact the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office at least five working days prior to the program so that proper consideration may be given to the request.

For more information about the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office's programs and to register, please contact the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office at 352/955-2402 (Voice), 711 - Florida Relay Service (Hearing Impaired), 352/334-0122 (FAX) or e-mail at Alachua@ifas.ufl.edu.

Unless otherwise noted, programs are held at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office.

May 2017

Manage Yard Pests Responsibly - CANCELED

May 23, 2017; 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Learn about the pests and diseases that can plague a landscape and what can be done about them. Participants will develop an integrated pest management plan for tackling their most common pests.

Registration is $5.00 for class. Register through Eventbrite at http://tinyurl.com/l3u8sf6. Limited to 30 participants. No refunds.

This program is being offered by Dr. Denise DeBusk, Environmental & Community Horticulture Agent.

Introduction to the Master Gardener Volunteer Program

May 30, 2017; 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Are you interested in becoming an UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Master Gardener volunteer? You will learn more about the program and what it takes to become a Master Gardener.

This class is free. Register on Eventbrite at http://tinyurl.com/k7p2kne.

This program is being offered by Dr. Denise DeBusk, Environmental & Community Horticulture Agent.

4-H Fund-Raiser at Buffalo Wild Wings

May 31, 2017; 10:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
6401 W Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL

Come join us for a 4-H fund-raiser at Buffalo Wild Wings where 10% of your total ticket will go towards 4-H! You must bring this ticket with you.

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Morgan, 4-H Agent, at 352-955-2402.

June 2017

Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP)

June 1, 2017; 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Florida law states that all commercial fertilizer applicators must have a certificate from FDACS. To get this certificate, each commercial applicator must be trained in the GI-BMPs and receive a certificate of completion from UF/IFAS and FDEP. GI-BMP Certification is required to apply for the Fertilizer Application License.

Earn Continue Education Units (CEUs) for pesticide license holders. Up to 4 CEUs will be available in the following categories: 2 Core, 2 Ornamental & Turf, 2 Limited Landscape Maintenance, 2 Limited Urban Fertilizer, 2 Private Applicator – AG, 2 Limited Lawn & Ornamental, 2 Commercial Lawn & Ornamental.

Please pre-register by May 29. The registration fee is $25.00 (includes lunch & materials). Registration is available through Eventbrite with an additional fee at http://tinyurl.com/hg54jrf.  No refunds.

See flyer for more information.

This program is being offered by Dr. Tatiana Sanchez, Commercial Horticulture Agent.

Beekeeping - Honey Extraction & Hive Management -CLASS IS FULL

June 10, 2017; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
UF Bee Unit
2895 SW 23 Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32611

This class will cover honey extraction from bee hives and keeping a healthy hive.

Registration cost is $5.00. Register through Eventbrite with additional fee at http://tinyurl.com/m6fxkhv. No refunds.

See flyer for more information.

This program is being offered by Dr. Tatiana Sanchez, Commercial Horticulture Agent.

Landscaping for Newcomers

June 12, 2017; 1:00-3:00 p.m.

This class is geared to the new homeowner or newcomer to Alachua County. It focuses on Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ principles, as well as Alachua County ordinances and soil and weather conditions specific to Alachua County and Florida. Participants will receive a newcomer’s packet filled with information and water-saving devices.

You can pre-register through Eventbrite for free at http://tinyurl.com/knzmuom.

This program is being offered by Dr. Denise DeBusk, Environmental & Community Horticulture Agent.

Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance

June 13, 2017; 8;15 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

The Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance Workshop trains commercial landscape maintenance personnel to make correct pesticide applications to ornamentals and plant beds only.

Up to six (6) CEU’s will be available in the following categories: 3 General Standard/Core, 3 Ornamental & Turf, 3 Private Applicator Ag, 3 Limited Lawn & Ornamental, 3 Limited Landscape Maintenance, 3 Commercial Lawn & Ornamental.

Please pre-register by June 8. The registration fee is $30.00 per person (includes lunch). Registration is available through Eventbrite with an additional fee at http://tinyurl.com/zedsfzt. No refunds.

See flyer for more information.

This program is being offered by Dr. Tatiana Sanchez, Commercial Horticulture Agent.

Vegetable Gardening in the Summer

June 15, 2017; 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Learn what vegetables you can grow in the heat. Other summer strategies such as soil solarization and cover cropping will be discussed.

Registration is $5.00 for class. No refunds. You can pre-register through Eventbrite at http://tinyurl.com/jwx9ag9. Limited to 50 participants.

This program is being offered by Dr. Denise DeBusk, Environmental & Community Horticulture Agent.

Pesticide Training for Private Applicator in Ag & Horticultural Industries -
A Review

June 20, 2017; 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
4700 SW 58 Drive, Gainesville, FL 32608

This workshop is designed to provide training for the private applicator agricultural pest control license. The private applicator license is required for anyone that applies restricted use pesticides to their own farm, greenhouse or nursery. Topics include: private applicator and regulations, equipment calibration and pesticide arithmetic, pesticide safety, and principles of pest control.

CEU’s available (maximum of 4 CEU’s earned): 1 General Standard/Core, 2 Private Applicator, 1 Aerial Application, 1 Ag Row Crop, 1 Ag Tree Crop, 1 Forestry, 2 Ornamental & Turf, 1 Right of Way, 1 Soil & Greenhouse Fumigation. CEUs will be offered for applicators that already have their licenses.

Please pre-register by June 15. The registration fee is $18.00 per person (includes lunch). Late registration or at the door is $20. Registration is available through Eventbrite at http://tinyurl.com/lml6akr. No refunds.

See flyer for more information.

This program is being offered by offered by Dr. Tatiana Sanchez, Commercial Horticulture Agent.

Organic Blueberry Farm Tour

June 21, 2017; 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Melrose Organic Cornucopia, LLC
2911 CR 219-A, Melrose, FL 32666

Learn about organic blueberry practices from Master Gardener and u-pick grower, Jeff Popowski. Practices such as mulches, fertilization, pruning, and growth will be covered. If time permits, other vegetables currently growing will also be covered. You will have an opportunity to pick blueberries after the tour.

Registration is $5.00 for class. No refunds. You can pre-register through Eventbrite at http://tinyurl.com/ktfkd5p . Limited to 30 participants.

This program is being offered by Dr. Denise DeBusk, Environmental & Community Horticulture Agent.