Landscape and Ornamentals (L&O)

Pest Management University is pleased to offer the following L&O courses:

Foundations of L&O Pest Management
Masters of L&O Pest Management

Program Comments: These courses include lecture and hands-on portions. They are 2.5 days long and are team taught by FDACS, industry experts, and UF/IFAS.

Courses are located at UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, 2725 S. Binion Rd. Apopka, FL 32703. Directions here.

Each class will begin at 8:00 AM. Please see the FAQ page for more information including dress code and smoking policy.

Foundations of Lawn & Ornamental Pest Management

April 3-5, 2019  Register here.
September 11-13, 2019

  • This course is designed to provide an overview of the critical elements for doing L&O pest management.
  • Learn to identify diseases, insects, and weeds in lawns and ornamentals and best
    management practices for their control
  • Gain hands on experience reading and understanding pesticide labels, calculating
    treatment areas, and calibrating application equipment for lawns, shrubs,
    and other ornamental plants
  • Learn about the general Florida licensing requirements for technicians and sales staff
  • Be able to pass FDACS vehicle inspections, practice doing a spill drill, and learn the best ways to minimize risks before, during, and after an application

Master of Lawn and Ornamentals Pest Management with Optional State Exam

You must have completed the L&O Foundations in order to advance to L&O Masters. No exceptions.

March 13-15, 2019. Register here.
October 23-25, 2019

  • Advanced training in diagnosing complex problems in lawns and landscapes, including nutritional deficiencies and the importance of pH in developing integrated pest management (IPM) treatment plans
  • More in-depth information on the biology and life cycle of diseases, insects, and weeds, how to manage resistant populations, chemical modes of action and the importance of chemical rotation
  • Learn the concepts of avoiding pesticide drift, understanding product rotation for resistance management, product modes of action and the principles behind using adjuvants, surfactants and tank-mixing
  • Learn about practices that can impact plant health and water quality
  • If you plan to take the state exam with PMU, you must still fulfill FDACS requirements. When you submit your exam packet to FDACS, write “PMU” toward the top. Click here for state exam info.