Wednesday, 02. October 2019, UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County, PCO CEU Day - COMMERCIAL

from 02. October 2019 - 8:00 till 16:30

UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County

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Event description
Class Agenda:

L&O: 8:00 am - 10:00 am with Dr. Adam Dale, UF/IFAS Entomologist and Aaron Martin, Sales Rep Helena
CORE: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm with Sgt. Everett, FHP (safety/law) and Benjamin Hefty, Environmental Services
Break: 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
GHP:  12:30 pm – 2:30 pm with Paul Mitola, FDACS Inspector
Termite:  2:30 pm – 4:30 pm with Dr. Faith Oi, UF/IFAS Entomologist

Pest Control Operator—Lawn and Ornamental Pest Control (Chapter 482)

Overview of plant diseases and associated plant damage
Signs and symptoms, and managing disease on plants using IPM

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Overview of weed types and identifying common weeds
Managing weeds in landscapes using IPM and appropriately labeled pesticides
Types of herbicides: pre vs. post, contact vs. systemic will be reviewed

General Standards (Core) Exam - 

Select the right pesticide for the job.
Review the label.
Know what personal protective equipment to wear.
Transport and mix pesticides safely.
Clean up after an application or spill.

General Household Pest Control - will cover:

Common pests and management strategies
Identifying pest problems
How to correctly create a product rotation plan
Why product rotation is important
What are modes of action, how to find them on a label and why they are important

WDO Management - will cover:

Life cycle, social structure, and anatomy of termites, carpenter bees and carpenter ants as well as beetles so PMPS can accurately identify the correct species requiring control treatments
Recognition of damage symptoms will be discussed, enabling treatment applicators to manage for them and apply the best control measures


2 L&O, LLO, O&T, LCLM, ROW (Session 1,  8:00 am - 10:00 am)
2 CORE (Session 2, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm)
2 GHP (Session 3, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm)
2 Commercial Termite (Session 4, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm)

Registration - Registration is required.  Registration on the day of the event will be charged an additional $10.00 fee.
Cancellations - If your class is canceled for any reason you will be notified no less than 24 hours prior to class start. We will provide a full refund for cancellations made by Manatee County Extension. Refunds may take up to 30 days to process.
Refunds - Refunds will be made in the event of a class cancellation or if the registrant requests a refund 24 hours prior to the class time.
If you have any questions pertaining to class information or CEUs, please contact Michelle Atkinson at 941-722-4524 or email

PCO CEU Day - COMMERCIAL, UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County event

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