Residuals of society’s activities have been applied to the land for eons, but not always wisely, safely, or legally. The attached brochure describes a short course offered at the University of Florida that provides the basis for, and examples of, sustainable residuals land application. A wide variety of residuals are addressed, from animal manures to municipal wastes, and industrial by-products such as food-processing and biofuel residues.


The first offering of the short course in 2012 was widely acclaimed (“Exceeded my expectations”, “Highly useful information”) by the Extension Agents, consultants, industry personnel, and UF students enrolled. This year’s offering of the course will be May 13-16, 2013, and we invite you to join us at UF in Gainesville.


Course instructors, Drs. George O’Connor (University of Florida) and Herschel (Chip) Elliott (Penn State University), have a combined 50+ years of teaching, research, and outreach experience in land application of various residuals. Guest presenters from Extension, regulatory agencies, and industry will enhance the course and experience base.


Consider enrolling, or enrolling your students or employees, in the short course. Space is limited to the first 25 registrants. The condensed 3-day course promises professional development, a better understanding of the basis for regulations, and guidance to becoming a better steward of the land. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded.


The attached PDF should answer your questions, but feel free to contact me for additional information.


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Dr. George A. O’Connor

Professor Environmental Soil Chemistry

Soil and Water Science Department

P.O. Box 110290

3169 McCarty A

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL 32611

Telephone: (352) 294-3167

Fax: (352) 392-3399

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