Tag Archive: Green

A “Green” Holiday

Green Gift Giving The holiday season will soon be upon us. A “Green“ Holiday focuses on finding ways to reduce consumption by using renewable resources and reusing or repurposing objects. Practicing these principles can fit in line with holiday celebrations, making it a time of sustaining traditions as well as helping the environment. Here are …

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Don’t Let Leftovers Get You Green

There is a time limit on leftovers. While leftovers can be a lifesaver for figuring out lunch the next day or dinner when you’re in a time crunch, it is important to remember safe food handling practices including eating, freezing or tossing out refrigerated leftovers within 3-4 days.   Limits to leftovers Put leftovers in …

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Green Lynx Spider

Take a walk through the garden or woods this fall and you are sure to pass by a Green lynx spider. Unless you are very observant though, you will probably not realize that this common spider is perched upon flowers and low shrubs, ready to catch an insect meal. An adult spider blends in well …

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Got Green Squash? Might be a Virus

  Figure 1. Fruit symptoms of virus disease on yellow squash. Photo courtesy www.freshfromflorida.com While this might be a good thing if you’re growing zucchini, it’s not a good thing if you’re growing yellow squash. If this is the case, chances are you’ve got a virus disease in your squash. This is a very common …

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Green Industry Update: Fall 2013

  Pesticide training: Being licensed means complying with the law – but it also means you can run your business better and smarter. The licensing course will provide you with information you will use every day – on issues like laws, safety, labeling, and integrated pest management.  Even more, having a license will give you …

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Green Industries Best Management Practices

On June 18, 2009, Florida Governor Charlie Crist signed into law SB 494 requiring all commercial fertilizer applicators have a license by January 1, 2014. Passing the Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP) training is mandatory to obtain that license.  University of Florida/IFAS Extension provides training and testing programs in urban landscape management practices and …

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Green Industry – BMP training

As of January 2014 all companies applying fertilizer, commercially “for hire”, will be required to hold a fertilizer applicators license.  In order to obtain this license you must first become GI-BMP certified. 2014 isn’t that far away.  Take the time to attend class this summer.  Don’t wait to the last minute and have to scramble to find …

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Forest Stewardship Internet Video Workshop: The “Green Value” of Your Woods

December 12, 2012; 1:00 – 4:00 PM ET (12:00 – 3:00 PM CT) At participating UF-IFAS Extension Office across Florida (listed below) Get a more complete picture of the value of your woods! Florida’s private forest lands provide many economic and environmental benefits to society such as protecting water quality, wildlife conservation and carbon storage. Until now we …

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Green Industry – BMP Training

As of January 2014 all companies applying fertilizer, commercially “for hire”, will be required to hold a fertilizer applicators license.  In order to obtain this license you must first become GI-BMP certified. 2014 isn’t that far away.  Take the time to attend a class this fall.  Don’t wait to the last minute and have to scramble …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/09/13/green-industry-bmp-training/