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Lawn photo courtesy of UF IFAS

Provides training and technical support to sod production, plant nurseries, and green industry professionals.  Teaches scouting for pests to reduce pesticide use and diagnosis of turfgrass issues.  Educates on water conservation, water quality, nutrient management in landscapes, safe pest management, and pesticide usage. Provides commercial pesticide applicator trainings and courses for continuing education credits (CEUs).  Teaches Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP) that promotes responsible use of fertilizer, pesticides, irrigation, and the best cultural practices that will reduce negative environmental impacts.


Grantly Ricketts

Grantly Ricketts

County Extension Director and Extension Agent II

Commercial Horticulture

UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County

8400 Picos Road, Ste 101

Fort Pierce, FL 34945