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Fertilizer and water quality workshop at Lee County Extension Service

By Staff | Aug 20, 2013

Lee County Extension Services will offer a class called UF/IFAS Fertilizer Research and Water Quality for Policymakers.

The event is designed for people who are certified in fertilizer applications, HOA members, municipality workers and decision makers or those concerned with fertilizer use on lawns and turfs. It is from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, at Lee County Extension Services, 3406 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers.

“During the last eight years, numerous local ordinances restricting the use of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers in the rainy season have been passed,” Extension Services Director Stephen Brown said. “The purpose of these ordinances is to help to improve water quality. The science on the use of nitrogen is now in. This workshop will bring you the latest University of Florida research on the fate of nitrogen fertilizers when applied to lawns and turfs.”

Go to the following link for the agenda and to register online: lee.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/HortClasses/Policymakers_Agenda_0822B.pdf

Lee County Extension agents offer educational services through a three-way cooperative arrangement between the Board of County Commissioners, the University of Florida and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Local extension agents are off-campus faculty members of the University of Florida. Extension Services falls under the umbrella of Lee County Parks & Recreation.

Call Stephen Brown at 533-7513.