City set to host Green Industries Best Management Practices training

Published on February 28, 2024

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The City of North Port is teaming up with UF IFAS Extension Sarasota County to host Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP) Training at the Morgan Family Community Center on Tuesday, March 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The GI-BMPs are a science-based educational program for Green Industry workers (lawn-care and landscape maintenance professionals). 

This class is designed to provide training in Best Management Practices for anyone working in the lawn, landscape, pest control, or municipal grounds areas. Best Management Practices are focused on reducing nonpoint source pollution resulting from fertilizer or pesticide application.


  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Landscape
  • Irrigation
  • Fertilizer
  • Pesticide
  • Local Ordinance Review

The State of Florida requires all commercial fertilizer applicators to obtain a Limited Certification for Commercial Fertilizer Application license. Certification in BMPs is required to obtain this license. Applications for the license will be available at the BMP seminar.

In Sarasota County, you are required to be certified in BMPs to be able to apply fertilizer commercially. In many areas, to be able to bid on jobs or have commercial customers, you must be BMP-certified.

Following completion of this training, you will be given a post-test to determine knowledge learned. If the post-test is successfully completed, you will be mailed a certificate of completion from the University of Florida.

CEUs: 2 Core + 2 from the following categories: Pvt., O&T, LCLM, LLO, LF, L&O, 4 MAXIMUM
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration/check-in: 8:15-8:30 a.m. Donuts and coffee will be provided. Bring your own lunch.
Cost: Free
Advance registration is required. Register to attend at