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Seats still available for commercial pesticide school
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Savannah, GA July 30, 2008 -- Landscape professionals and lawn-care specialists must have a Georgia Department of Agriculture license in order to use lawn and garden pesticides.  And, to get the license, you must pass the Georgia Department of Agriculture's test. For individuals who have never taken the test, or those who want a leg up, the Bamboo Farm is offering two, one-day seminars covering a formal review of the study material.  The seminar will tell you what's important to know, and what's not.  Subject areas covered include Applying Pesticides Correctly and Ornamentals and Turfgrass Pest Control.
       The seminars are held at the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens in Savannah. Pre-registration is required but you can pay at the door with cash or check (made payable to Bamboo Farm.)  Just call (912) 921-5460. Cost of the school is $20 per person for the two days, payable at the door. The cost of only one session is $10. Training manuals and study guides must be obtained from the University of Georgia prior to the seminar. They are available through the UGA Agricultural Business Office in Athens. To order, please call 706-542- 8999. Cost for both manuals is $40.  You'll get the most out of the seminar if you review the material prior to class. Pesticide school will be held Monday, August 18 from 9 am to 3 pm for Applying Pesticides Correctly and on Monday, August 25 from 9 am to 3 pm for Ornamentals and Turfgrass Pest Control (category 24 specialization). 
       Begun in 1918 as a USDA plant introduction station, the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens is today a part of the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension with the mission to provide education, public outreach and applied research in horticulture and environmental sciences.  The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens is located at the intersection of U. S. 17 South, going toward Richmond Hill, and Canebrake Road. The entrance is a quarter mile south of Wal-Mart and a mile north of the Ogeechee River Bridge.


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