Florida Fertilizer License and
Green Industry Best Management Practices

On June 18, 2009, Florida Governor Charlie Christ signed into law SB 494 requiring all commercial fertilizer applicators to have an FDACS fertilizer license by January 1, 2014. The license is called the Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Commercial or, more simply the Fertilizer Certification. Here are the details…

On May 26th, the Manatee County Board of County commissioners passed a local fertilizer ordinance for Manatee County. The ordinance requires that all commercial applicators obtain the Fertilizer Certification by June 1st, 2012 instead of 2014. This ordinance also requires that all other employees in the company (except clerical) take a Landscape BMP class to obtain a Landscape Certification. Here are the details…

Green Industry Best Management Practices (GI-BMP)

Manatee Extension is now offering GI-BMP training classes.
Check our calendar of events for the next available training.

The Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMPs) are designed to protect Florida's water resources from non-point-source pollution. These BMPs cover proper fertilization, pest control, irrigation, and cultural practices for landscape and pest control professionals. Knowledge of appropriate fertilizer rates, sources, and application methods can reduce potential non-point source pollution of Florida's ground and surface waters. Local fertilizer ordinances may require this same BMP training.