Lawn & Ornamentals

L & O Foundations (Lawn & Ornamentals)


This course is designed to be an introduction to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Lawn and Ornamental Pests (L&O) in residential and commercial settings. Emphasis is on getting students capable of performing IPM safely and effectively.  Topics covered include: Safety & PPE, Proper Measuring, Plant Health Care, Equipment Use & Calibration, Weeds, Turfgrass Anatomy & Maintenance Requirements, Turf Diseases, Product Rotation, Ornamental Diseases, and Ornamental Pests.  Learn the biology of common L&O pests Review the labels of commonly used L&O products and learn about label updates Learn the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Understanding the requirements of FS 482 and 5E-14 as it relates to L&O Practice pest scouting and inspections and develop treatment strategies focused on IPM Do a vehicle inspection and spill drill with Paul Mitola from FDACS

L & O Masters (Lawn & Ornamentals)


Prerequisite:  Must have completed the L & O Foundations Course. This course builds on the L & O Foundations course and covers a review of insect pests, plant nutritional deficiencies, laws and regulations, soil sampling, FDOT, application techniques, weed management, formulations, turf maintenance, product rotation, and fire ant management.  By the end of this course, students have covered all critical topics that are required to know for the Florida Pest Control Certified Operator L & O exam.

Contact Info

2725 S Binion Rd
Apopka, FL 32703

Phone: 352.273.3901

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Upcoming Events

  1. PMU GHP Foundations January 22-24, 2020

    January 22 @ 8:00 am - January 24 @ 12:00 pm
  2. PMU Termite Foundations February 5-7, 2020

    February 5 @ 8:00 am - February 7 @ 12:00 pm
  3. PMU L&O Masters February 19-21, 2020

    February 19 @ 8:00 am - February 21 @ 12:00 pm
  4. PMU WDO Inspections February 20-21, 2020

    February 20 @ 8:00 am - February 21 @ 12:00 pm
  5. PMU Termite Masters March 11-13, 2020

    March 11 @ 8:00 am - March 13 @ 12:00 pm

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