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Irrigation Education Expands with Florida Water Star

Friday, February 10, 2017
Article by: Greenline

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In an effort to expand irrigation education across the state, Florida Water StarSM (FWS) traveled to Homestead in January – a first-time offering of water conservation education to professionals in South Florida.  It was hosted at the UF/IFAS Miami-Dade Extension Office, and brought the number of FWS Accredited Professionals to 325.

A brand new irrigation training program that complements FWS begins February 14 at UF/IFAS Alachua County Extension in Gainesville.  “Principles of Efficient Irrigation Systems” is a one-day course and featuring a field component so attendees can learn by doing.  This course is ideal to prepare for FWS or for continuing education.

Florida Water StarSM is a water conservation program focusing on Florida-Friendly LandscapeTM alternatives and irrigation requirements which can have a major impact on water usage.  The Accredited Professional portion specifically brings training to landscape and irrigation professionals creating these FWS-approved landscapes.

For more information, contact Merry Mott at FNGLA at 800-375-3642.

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