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.
Recycling Used Potting Soil on February 26th
Methods of Recycling Used Soil (339 KB pdf)
February 26th, 2015
This workshop will give two methods of recycling potting soil for reuse. We will look at composting and solarization as methods growers can use to recapture wasted soil and use back in production, saving natural resources and money.
Core and Private Pesticide License Review Classes
Worker Protection Train the Trainer Trainings
Various Dates and Times 2014
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.
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
- Online Pesticide CEUs
- A-Z Publications
- Latest Newsletter
- New Publications
- Youth Plant Show & Sale
- Youth Career Development Event
- Environmental Horticulture 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.
The Plant Producer (Statewide Environmental Horticulture Production Newsletter)
Spring 2012 (282KB pdf)
Winter 2011 (777KB pdf)
- Summer 2011 (282KB pdf)
- Fall 2010 (959KB pdf)
- Spring 2010 (1.88MB pdf)
- Winter 2009 (356KB pdf)
- Summer 2009 (319KB pdf)