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IFAS/Lee County to offer pesticide education seminar Nov. 13th

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FORT MYERS – The University of Florida, IFAS Lee County Extension is offering a one-day pesticide education Natural & Aquatic Areas Seminar. Continuing education units will be provided in Natural Areas, Aquatic Areas, Right of Way and CORE. The seminar is 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, at the North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers.

Seminar topics include: understanding wetland plant habitats; identification of native and invasive species; invasive grasses, trees, vines and shrubs of South Florida; controlling algae and aquatic plant pests; handling, storage and spill management of herbicides.

The cost of the seminar is $15 per person. Make checks payable to “LCEOAB” and mail to UF/IFAS Lee County Extension, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33916.

For more information, contact Roy Beckford at (239) 533-7512.

The University of Florida/IFAS Lee County Extension offers educational programs through a three-way cooperative arrangement between the Lee County Board of County Commissioners, the University of Florida and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Local extension agents are off-campus faculty members of the University of Florida.