Making Sense of Pesticide Formulations

Jim Rogers CEU

By Brandon White Editor’s note: This article grants one continuing education unit (CEU) in the Core category toward the renewal of a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services restricted-use pesticide license when the accompanying test is submitted and approved. Have you ever wondered what the numbers or letters following the trade name of your pesticide stand for or why …

Agricultural Pesticide Licensing: Frequently Asked Questions

Jim Rogers CEU, Pesticides

By Danielle Sprague Editor’s note: This article grants one continuing education unit (CEU) in the Core category toward the renewal of a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services restricted-use pesticide license when the accompanying test is submitted and approved. Many pesticide applicators are unfamiliar with the pesticide licensing process and keeping their licenses current after attending pesticide training or …

How Weather Affects Pesticide Applications

Jim Rogers CEU, Pesticides, Weather

By Matt Smith Editor’s note: This article grants one continuing education unit (CEU) in the Core category toward the renewal of a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services restricted-use pesticide license when the accompanying test is submitted and approved. Weather affects what pests you might be spraying for and the worker doing the spraying. There are environmental safety risks …

Increasing Pesticide Effectiveness With Adjuvants

Jim Rogers CEU

By Ajia Paolillo Editor’s note: This article grants one continuing education unit (CEU) in the Core category toward the renewal of a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services restricted-use pesticide license when the accompanying test is submitted and approved. Pesticides are widely used in commercial agriculture to manage insects and other arthropods, diseases and weeds. Each application needs to …

Get the CEUs You Need

Tacy Callies CEU, Tip of the Week

By Ajia Paolillo If you are a certified applicator in Florida, meaning you hold a restricted-use pesticide (RUP) license, chances are you will use continuing education units (CEUs) for the renewal of your license. With the new year approaching, this is a great time to review the CEUs that you have earned toward your license and identify how many more …

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Before You Spray

Tacy Callies CEU

By Matt Smith Editor’s note: This article grants one continuing education unit (CEU) in the Core category toward the renewal of a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services restricted-use pesticide license when the accompanying test is submitted and approved. We often think about pesticide safety and best management practices when we are in the field spraying. You’re outside, you’re …

When a Pesticide Doesn’t Work

Tacy Callies CEU

By Juanita Popenoe Editor’s note: This article grants one continuing education unit (CEU) in the Core category toward the renewal of a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services restricted-use pesticide license when the accompanying test is submitted and approved. Pesticides are only one part of a comprehensive integrated pest management (IPM) plan and should be used strategically. What happens …

The Goals of Pest Management

Josh McGill CEU

By Ajia Paolillo Editor’s note: This article grants one continuing education unit (CEU) in the Core category toward the renewal of a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services restricted-use pesticide license when the accompanying test is submitted and approved. Integrated pest management (IPM) uses a combination of methods to keep pest populations at an acceptable level, which are economical …

Earn Free Core CEUs

Tacy Callies CEU

Did you know Citrus Industry magazine offers four Core CEUs per year at no charge? Each of the magazine’s quarterly CEU articles are good for one continuing education unit in the Core category toward the Florida restricted-use pesticide license. Read the article and then take the accompanying test. After you submit and pass the test, you’ll earn your CEU. University …

Pesticide Storage Area

Proper storage of pesticides

expoadmin CEU

By Ajia Paolillo Editor’s note: This article grants one continuing education unit (CEU) in the Core category toward the renewal of a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services restricted-use pesticide license when the accompanying test is submitted and approved. Pesticides are widely used in the citrus industry and are important tools in agricultural production. Safety precautions should be taken …

Get Citrus Growers’ Institute CEUs

Ernie Neff All In For Citrus Podcast, CEU

Citrus growers can get continuing education units (CEUs) from the 2020 Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute, even though the in-person version of the annual event was cancelled due to COVID-19. Multi-county citrus Extension agent Chris Oswalt discusses how growers and others can get their restricted-use pesticide license or Certified Crop Advisor CEUs. “We have started to receive those presentations from those …

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Core CEUs Available Online

Tacy Callies CEU

Are you a Florida grower in need of Core continuing education units (CEUs) to renew your restricted-use pesticide license? A new CEU Central article is now available from Citrus Industry magazine. The article, “Understanding pesticide labeling” by Amir Rezazadeh, can be found in the August issue of Citrus Industry magazine and online here. Rezazadeh is multi-county fruit and field crops …

New Opportunity for Citrus Growers to Earn CEUs Online

Tacy Callies CEU

When the annual 2020 Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute was canceled due to the stay-at-home guidelines recommended by the state, growers were shut out of learning the latest research updates from University of Florida citrus scientists. In addition, they were denied access to earning valuable continuing education units (CEUs) needed to renew pesticide licenses. University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural …

Trunk Injection Considerations

Ernie Neff CEU, Research

A presentation titled “Trunk Injection: Difficulties and Considerations” is one of the first from the cancelled 2020 Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute to become available online. The annual event was cancelled because of COVID-19. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is working to make additional presentations that were intended for the Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute available …

New CEU Article Now Available

Tacy Callies CEU, Pesticides

With training classes cancelled due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, restricted-use pesticide license holders are finding it challenging to get enough continuing education unit (CEU) credits to keep their licenses active. Help is here! Citrus Industry magazine has published a new CEU Central article. Read the article and pass the 20-question test to earn one free continuing education unit in …

August Issue of Citrus Industry Features CEU Article

Tacy Callies CEU

Earn one core continuing education unit (CEU) by reading the Citrus Industry CEU article, “What do pesticide formulations have to do with anything?” and passing the accompanying test. The article, authored by University of Florida’s Laurie Ann Hurner, is now available online and will appear in the August 2016 issue of Citrus Industry magazine. This CEU will be valid for …

Sneak Peek: August 2016 Citrus Industry

Tacy Callies CEU, Citrus Expo

The August issue of Citrus Industry magazine is coming soon! In this edition, growers will have the opportunity to earn one Core CEU by reading an article on pesticide formulations and taking the accompanying test. Other features offer new knowledge on citrus black spot and guidelines on how to evaluate HLB treatments in the grove. In addition, University of Florida …

Citrus Industry Magazine Has New CEU Article Available

Kelsey Fry CEU, Citrus

Earn one core continuing education unit (CEU) by reading the Citrus Industry article, “Safely storing pesticides,” and passing the accompanying test. The article, authored by University of Florida’s Stephen H. Futch, is now available online and will appear in the May 2016 issue of Citrus Industry magazine. This CEU will be valid for up to one year from the publication …