Environmental Horticulture Production

The Environmental Horticulture Production program is dedicated to improving the commercial nursery, greenhouse and sod production industries in Hillsborough and Polk counties through the adoption of Best Management Practices, the utilization of integrated pest management, the development of a stable, educated workforce, and access to research-based problem solving resources.


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Core and Private Pesticide License
Review Classes


Worker Protection Train the Trainer Trainings

UF/IFAS Extension Regional South Central County Offices

The Core and Private Pesticide License Review classes will give attendees exam preparation for the Private and Core Pesticide exams.  If attendees already have a license these classes can be used for CEU credits. 

The Worker Protection Standard Train the Trainer Trainings will give attendees the necessary information and certification to conduct WPS trainings for employees to comply with the EPA.  These classes may also be used to receive CEUs for spray license renewals.

The exam reviews and the WPS TTT classes are being taught regionally please see the below flyer for additional information.

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A Virtual Tour of Hillsborough County Ornamental Plant Nurseries

Click here to take a virtual tour of plant nurseries in Hillsborough County.


Services and Resources

The Extension agent serves as an advisor to trade organizations, especially the Tampa Bay and Lake Region Chapters of the Florida Nursery, Growers, and Landscape Association and the Tampa Bay Wholesale Growers.



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