Workshops & Training

Pest Management University (PMU)

logoThe mission of PMU is to be a world leader in training the pest control industry by delivering quality instruction using science-based information on current technologies, with concern for the environment and human health. We do this through hands-on training and demonstrations at the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research & Education Center in Apopka, FL. There are L&O and GHP course tracks offered. The introductory course (Foundations) prepares professionals with an introduction and overview of landscape disease, insect, and weed IPM. The advanced course (Masters) follows Foundations and covers more advanced topics and demonstrations. Masters course participants can take the FL Pesticide Applicators Exam on-site at the end of the course to become a Certified Pest Control Operator. Visit HERE for more information.

Foundations of Lawn & Ornamentals: January 11-13, 2023 – COMPLETED

Masters of Lawn & Ornamental: February 22-24, 2023 – COMPLETED

Foundations of Lawn & Ornamental: April 19-21, 2023 – Register HERE

Foundations of Lawn & Ornamental: September 13-15, 2023 – Register HERE

Masters of Lawn & Ornamental: November 29 – December 1, 2023 – Register HERE

Southeast Pest Management Conference

Screen Shot 2018-06-25 at 9.10.06 AMThe 2023 Lawn & Ornamental Day of the SEPMC is on May 11th on the University of Florida’s main campus in Gainesville, FL.

In collaboration with Erin Harlow (UF/IFAS Extension Columbia Co.), I organize and host a day of the Southeast Pest Management Conference focused on lawn and ornamental management. The Southeast Pest Management Conference is a 3-day event dedicated to teaching the most recent research on urban structural and plant pest management to industry professionals. Several CEUs offered!

Florida Ornamental IPM Workshop

This workshop covers the latest information on the biology, movement, and management of insects, mites, and their associated pathogens of Florida trees, shrubs, and other ornamentals. Tons of valuable hands-on training, discussions, and presentations!

Stay tuned for details on our next event!

Evidence-based Turf Management Short Courses

Pest Management: Members of the UF/IFAS Turf Team (Drs. Billy Crow, Adam Dale, and Phil Harmon) provide in-depth, hands on, evidence-based education and training about managing nematodes, pathogens, and insects in turfgrasses. Stay tuned for upcoming offerings!

Water, light, temperature, & nutrition: Members of the UF/IFAS Turf Team (Drs. Jason Kruse, Kevin Kenworthy, and J. Bryan Unruh) provide in-depth, hands on evidence-based education and training about turf anatomy, physiology, and nutrition. Stay tuned for upcoming offerings!