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Webinar Schedule 2024

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The webinar series for professionals provides free, science-based information on topics of interest to green industry professionals, landscape architects, community association managers, and others.

Note: There is no charge for attending the FFL Professional Landscape Series, but there is a $15 administration fee to receive a certificate for continuing education.


2024 Webinar Schedule

Register for the 2024 Professional Webinar series here.  You will receive an email with the join link for each monthly webinar. Attend as many as you choose.

NOTE: CEUs still pending approval are not shown; these will be added below when approved.

Schedule is best viewed in landscape mode.

Date Webinar Topic FFLCP,
FNGLA
LA
(DBPR)

ISA LIAF FDACS
LF, LCLM, LLO,
CLO
Jan
9
Our Precious Palms: Lethal Bronzing Update - Dr. Brian Bahder  
Feb
13
Using Water Wisely: Irrigation Design Standards - Emily Lang and Deirdre Irwin  
Mar
12
Wildlife-Friendly Landscaping: Connecting Professionals and the Public - Dr. Laura Warner  
Apr
9
Stormwater Ponds: Determining the Benefits and Best Management Practices - Dr. Eban Bean  
May
14
Let's Talk About Grass: A Conversation with UF Turfgrass Experts - AJ Lindsey, Phil Harmon and Adam Dale  
Jun
11
Learn to Better Manage Pests with Integrated Pest Management - Faith Oi
 
Aug
13
Should You Bamboo? - Alex Fell (New Shoots Bamboo)
 
Sept
5
Creating Showstopping Landscapes and Having Success with Bedding Plants - Debbie Mola  
Sep
10
Learn What to Watch For: Landscape Insect Update - Adam Dale
 
Oct
8
Taking the Temperature of Soil Health - Sarah Strauss   
Nov
12
Palms of Florida - Steven Brown 
Dec
10
Common Landscape Design Problems and Easy Solutions - Claire Lewis  

 

Abbreviation Key

FFLCP Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Certified Professional
FNGLA Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association
LA Landscape Architecture
DBPR Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation
ISA International Society of Arboriculture

 

LIAF Landscape Inspectors Association of Florida
FDACS Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
LF Limited Urban Fertilizer
LCLM Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance
LLO Limited Lawn and Ornamental
CLO Commercial Lawn & Ornamental

Webinar and CEU FAQ

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: When will I receive the link to join the webinar?

    A: You will receive an email directly from Zoom one day and one hour before the event.


    Q: Is there a charge for the webinar?

    A: The FFL Professional Landscape Webinars are free. There is a $15 administration fee for the CEU. Follow this link to make payment to receive a CEU certificate.


    Q: Are the webinars recorded?

    A: Yes, all webinars are recorded and can be found in the Recorded Webinars section below.


    Q: How come I don’t see the webinar recording?

    A: The webinar recordings usually will be uploaded within two weeks of the event. If you still do not see the recording contact clairelewis@ufl.edu.


    Q: How do I know which CEUs are available for each webinar?

    A: The available CEUs are listed next to the topic on the webinar schedule.


    Q: I have paid for the CEU. When will I get my certificate?

    A: You will receive the CEU certificate 7-10 business days after the webinar. If you don’t receive the certificate, contact clairelewis@ufl.edu.


    Q: What if I attended the webinar but have not paid for the CEU credit?

    A: Follow this link to provide payment and license information. Be sure to indicate the correct webinar/date that you attended and be prepared to provide your license number.


     

For more CEU options, see FFL Online Courses

To receive a CEU certificate for a webinar you attended, click below to request CEUs and pay the $15 administrative fee.

 


Recorded Webinars

Learn to Better Manage Pests with Integrated Pest Management - June 11, 2024
Faith Oi discusses Integrated pest management, or IPM, is a comprehensive approach to managing plant pests. IPM's emphasis is on the management of problems, rather than their eradication.

Let's Talk About Grass: A Conversation with UF Turfgrass Experts - May 14, 2024
AJ Lindsey, Phil Harmon and Adam Dale - An overview of turfgrass species for home lawns and commercial properties; how to select appropriate turgrass species; and Best Management Practices for fertilization, shade tolerance, mowing and irrigation for establishment of turfgrass and beyond.

Stormwater Ponds: Determining the Benefits and Best Management Practices - April 9, 2024
Dr. Eban Bean describes how stormwater ponds slow the velocity of runoff, removing sediments and particles from stormwater. 

A woman in apron and gloves planting a small plant in a pot.

Wildlife-Friendly Landscaping: Connecting Professionals and the Public - March 12, 2024
Dr. Laura Warner explains how greenspace in residential landscapes meets human needs, connects people with nature, and supports wildlife and biodiversity.

Two hands adjusting an irrigation nozzle.

Using Water Wisely: Irrigation Design Standards - February 13, 2024
Emily Lang and Deirdre Irwin describe how irrigation systems continue to be one of the largest users of water in urban areas and support the design and installation of efficient irrigation systems.

Our Precious Palms: Lethal Bronzing Update - January 9, 2024
Dr. Brian Bahder explains the latest about the Lethal Bronzing and how to protect the palms you maintain.

A landscape architectural design map.

Selecting Your Style: Take a Look at Some FFL Landscape Styles – December 12, 2023
Dr. Gail Hansen provides tips and examples of Florida-Friendly landscape design from her new style guide.

Flower baskets hang from either side of a lamp post.

Things Are Looking Up! Vines, Hanging Baskets and Other Vertical Elements  – November 14, 2023
Robert Bowden will help you discover new ways to accent any garden space by bringing the plants into view.

Invasive vines climb to the top of tall pine trees.

Invasive Invaders: Historical Invasive Plants and the Future - October 10, 2023
Christian Wanamaker talks about the nonnative invasive plant species that pose a significant threat to Florida's natural areas.

An Armadillo walking near a fenced in lawn.

Who’s Hiding in Your Landscape: Dealing with Critters – September 12, 2023
Dr. Bill Kern discusses how to deal with some of the unwanted critters that you may find in your landscape.    

Clumps of knee-high, pink grass

Get Your Grasses Growing: Ornamental Grasses: Selection, Use and Care - August 8, 2023
Erin Alvarez assists the first-time gardener as well as the experienced landscaper in the selection and use of ornamental grasses in Florida.

Are You Missing Out on Some Trees? Find Out About Some Underutilized Trees - July 11, 2023
Dr. Jason Smith talks about some little-used trees to add to your landscapes.

What’s Making This Mess: Mosaic Disease of St. Augustinegrass - June 13, 2023
Dr. Phil Harmon will describe how to identify and manage Mosaic disease symptoms that occur on many plants.

Flowers in a Container A Moveable Feast for the Eye: Container Gardens - May 9, 2023
Debbie Mola Mickler will provide tips to create eye-catching colorful container gardens.
What to Remember about Reclaimed Water: Considerations for Using It in the Landscape - April 11, 2023
Dr. Kim Moore on how to effectively use and manage reclaimed water in the landscape. 
Bringing in the Butterflies: Designing Butterfly and Pollinator Gardens - March 14, 2023
Dr. Jarret Daniels will teach about pollinators and pollinator services in the landscape and best practices for using and maintaining pollinator habitat.
New Year, New Plants: Learn about the New Plant Releases - February 14, 2023
Dr. John Beuttenmuller will review the cultivar development process and also discuss recent UF/IFAS cultivar releases and their benefits and limitations. 
Which Pests are Eating Your Plants: Key Plant – Key Pests – January 10, 2023
Tom Wichman, Asst. Dir. of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program, identifies issues that are common on some of our favorite landscape plants making it easier to recognize problems in their early stages.
Color in the Landscape - December 13, 2022
Dr. Gail Hansen, professor in the Department of Environmental Horticulture, provides information on how to use color to create beautiful and sustainable landscapes.
Mangroves Coming to a Neighborhood Near You  - November 8, 2022
Alyssa Vinson, UF/IFAS Extension, Sarasota County, will cover mangrove identification, ecology, and mangrove pruning best management practices.
It’s all About the Roots and Proper Tree Planting - October 11, 2022
Dr. Klein will cover site evaluation and tree selection for successful urban landscapes. This includes choosing the right tree for the right place, selecting quality nursery stock, and identifying root defects at the nursery.
Living Shorelines - September 13, 2022
Dr. Savanna Barry will share how living shorelines are structures made of natural materials such as oyster shells, sand, mangroves, salt marsh plants, and other organic substrate built to protect properties from erosion.

Turf Management to Protect the Environment - August 9, 2022
Dr. Alex Lindsey will provide an overview of turfgrass morphology, identification, and selection. Dr. Lindsey will also discuss common turfgrass problems and solutions as well as identify turf alternatives for Florida landscapes.
Pruning and Young Tree Training - July 12, 2022
Dr. Andrew Koeser will provide a preventive pruning program as an important tool to minimize the risks of tree defects.
New Landscape Pests - June 14, 2022
Dr. Adam Dale will provide a brief overview of the biology and identification of key insect pests, review the recent and emerging key insect pests of turfgrasses and ornamental plants.
Residential Landscape Maintenance - May 10, 2022
Dr. AJ Reisinger will provide an update on landscape maintenance practices that impact water quality. These include fertilizer ordinances, updates on a leachate monitoring study.
From Your Landscape to Your Table – April 12, 2022
Dr. Norma Samuel, District Extension Director, Central District, UF/IFAS Extension, provides an overview of urban vegetable gardening and tips for overcoming challenges in the edible landscape.
Irrigation Technology for Water Conservation - March 8, 2022
Dr. Michael Dukes, professor in the Depatment Agricultural and Biological Engineering, provides the latest information on irrigation research at the University of Florida.
Landscape Pests and Diseases - February 8, 2022
Dr. Kevin Korus, UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent, provides an update on common landscape pests and diseases.
lawn with brown patches Turf and Landscape Disease Update - January 11, 2022
Dr. Phil Harmon, UF/IFAS professor of plant pathology, provides an update on common turf and landscape diseases, including plant pathology review, diagnosis, disease identification, and diagnostic tips and tricks for common diseases.
Shade Landscaping - December 14, 2021
Dr. Gail Hansen, UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Associate Professor, presents ideas for shady landscapes, including shade-tolerant plant combinations, the use of hardscape, and adding color to the garden.
FFL Certification Programs – November 9, 2021
Claire Lewis, Florida-Friendly Communities Statewide Coordinator, discusses the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program and the resources, training, recognitions and certifications that are available.
native hibiscus flower Underutilized Natives - October 12, 2021
Dr. Sandy Wilson, UF/IFAS Professor in the Department of Environmental Horticulture, provides overview of attractive and functional ornamental native species that are underutilized in our landscapes.
Tree barricade site clearing Soil Amendments Research Overview - September 14, 2021
Dr. Eban Bean, UF/IFAS Assistant Professor in the Department of Agriculture and Biological Engineering, provides guidance and discusses the benefits of incorporating organic amendments into urban soils.
Image with bees Creating Pollinator Habitat - August 10, 2021
Dr. Rachel Mallinger, UF/IFAS Assistant Professor in the Department of Entomology and Nematology, provides tips on how to attract bees to your landscape and how to select and design for bee-friendly landscapes.
Tree on a car Hurricane Resilient Trees - July 13, 2021
Dr. Ryan Klein, UF/IFAS Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Horticulture, reviews trees that have performed well in past hurricanes and how to locate trees to have a better chance of surviving storms.
Palm frond with damage Key Plants - Key Pests - June 8, 2021
Dr. Taylor Clem, UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County. This presentation will help identify common pest issues on some of our favorite landscape plants making it easier to watch for their signs and treat in their early stages.
New Pest Update - May 11, 2021
Dr. Adam Dale, UF/IFAS Assistant Professor of Turfgrass and Ornamental Entomology, covers recent and emerging key insect pests of turfgrasses and ornamental plants and new integrated pest management strategies to reduce pests in turf.
New Turf Varieties - April 13, 2021
Dr. Kevin Kenworthy introduces new landscape cultivars of St. Augustinegrass and an upcoming new zoysiagrass and discusses their performance and issues. Dr. Kenworthy is a UF/IFAS turfgrass researcher and professor.
UF/IFAS Assessment and the Prevention of Biological Invasions in Florida's Natural Areas - March 16, 2021
Dr. Deah Lieurance, Assistant Extension Scientist with the UF/IFAS Agronomy Department, gives a short course on invasive species and the UF/IFAS Assessment of Non-Native Species.
Palm nutrition Palm Nutrition - March 9, 2021
Dr. Kimberly Moore discusses common nutrient deficiencies in palms and why they occur as well as how to identify and how to correct them. Dr. Moore is a Professor and Associate Director at UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center.
Marvelous Magnolias - February 9, 2021
Dr. Gary Knox discusses a number of different magnolia species and cultivars, covering ornamental qualities, tree size, form, growth rate and cultural requirements. Dr. Knox is a UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Professor and Extension Specialist.
Introduction to Green (Stormwater) Infrastructure - January 12, 2021
Dr. Eban Bean, UF/IFAS Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in urban stormwater management, covers a brief history of stormwater management, terminology, GSI approach, practices and examples, as well as helpful resources.
Landscaping for Climate Change - December 8, 2020
UF professors Dr. Gail Hansen and Mike Volk discuss urban ecology and the impact of human activities, risk assessment tools, performance data for sustainable landscapes, and green infrastructure and novel landscape practices.
Common Installation Mistakes - November 10, 2020
Erin Alvarez, a lecturer in the UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department, presents how to avoid common landscape design and installation issues in commercial and residential landscapes.
Soil Health - October 13, 2020
Learn more about soil health and how to manage and improve it in your landscape from Dr. Rao Mylavarapu, UF/IFAS Soil and Water Science Professor.
Pond Design and Maintenance - September 8, 2020
Dr. Gail Hansen, UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture, and Michele Atkinson, UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County, share best practices to create and manage healthy ponds.
Tree Resiliency BMPs for Storm Season - August 11, 2020
Avoid costly and dangerous damage with right tree right place choices and best practices for tree maintenance, design and installation. Learn tree BMPs from Dr. Michael Orfanedes, UF/IFAS Broward County Extension Agent.
Selecting and Establishing Turfgrass - July 14, 2020
People have many questions about growing turfgrass in Florida. Join Dr. Laurie Trenholm to learn more about the various types of turfgrass you can choose and how to get this new lawn off to a great start.
Fertilizer Recommendations in a Time of Blackouts - June 9, 2020
Many areas of Florida have instituted a summer blackout period where nitrogen and phosphorous fertilizer may not be applied. Dr. Bryan Unruh discusses product selection and timing to deal with this new normal.
Smart Irrigation Technology - May 19, 2020
Dr. Michael Dukes discusses the products and practices for irrigation systems to help conserve water while also properly irrigating our landscapes.
BMPs for dealing with invasive plants in the landscape - April 14, 2020
Invasive plants are problematic in Florida landscaping. Dr. Stephen Enloe, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department and the Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants, helps the landscape practitioner understand best management practices for addressing some of the most troublesome invasive plants.
New Landscape Pests - October 29, 2019
Dr. Adam Dale from the UF/IFAS Entomology and Nematology Dept.discusses new pests and potential threats to our landscape trees, turf and plants.
Lethal Bronzing Disease Update - July 15, 2019
Dr. Brian Bahder from the UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center discusses the history of the disease in Florida, how it is spread, ways to diagnose and monitor its progression and the future outlook for our palms.