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Commercial fertilizer classes offered at the county Extension
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Commercial fertilizer classes offered at the county Extension

Pinellas County, Florida -- As of Jan. 1, anyone applying fertilizer commercially must carry the new Limited Commercial Fertilizer Applicator Certificate.

This requires completing the Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP) training, passing the exam and then applying for the license.

On Tuesday Jan. 28, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. the Pinellas County Extension is offering a GI-BMP certification class. The class is $15 and the state certification is $25.

On Monday Feb. 3, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the Pinellas County Extension is offering a GI-BMP certification class for Spanish speaking professionals. The class is $15 and the state certification is $25.

The GI-BMP program is also available online and covers the same topics as the classroom training but allows users to complete the training on their computer at their own pace. Classes are also available for Spanish speaking professionals.

For a schedule of upcoming classes and to register for online in-class training visit this website.

Pinellas County Extension offers programming at the Extension office, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo, (727) 582-2100. The Largo office is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Extension also offers programming at the Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, (727) 453-6800 and at the Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg, (727) 453-6500. For more information, visit www.pinellascountyextension.org and find Pinellas Extension on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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