What is ProHort?
ProHort is the UF/IFAS Hillsborough County Extension Service Professional Horticulture Program. More..
Pro-Hort Training and Courses
Register for Upcoming Events at:
Limited Commercial & Limited Lawn & Ornamental Review & Exam Session at Bartow
May 4, 2017
Training at UF/IFAS Extension POLK County
Aquatic Weed Short Course at Coral Springs
May 8-11, 2017
For 41 years, the University of Florida has offered training and continuing education for Florida's pesticide applicators through the Aquatic Weed Control Short Course. The Short Course features leading experts in Aquatic and Upland vegetation management, and is designed to benefit those new to the industry and experienced professionals seeking a comprehensive update.
Ornamental & Turf Review & Pesticide Exam Session
May 16, 2017
The Florida Ornamental & Turf Pesticide License, also known as the "O&T License", is available either as a Public certification, for those applicators that apply herbicides to golf courses, parks and cemeteries and that work for federal, state, county or municipal public agencies, or as a Commercial certification for contractors to apply pesticides in those same areas.
Natural Areas Review & Pesticide Exam Session
May 16, 2017
The Florida Natural Areas Pesticide License is available either as a Public certification, for those applicators that apply pesticides to dry natural areas and that work for federal, state, county or municipal public agencies, or as a Commercial certification for contractors.
Evidence-Based Zoysiagrass Management Workshop
May 25, 2017
Presented by the UF/IFAS Extension
Specialists for all landscape and pest management professionals currently managing zoysiagrass for their clients. The workshop is being offered to provide solutions in response to a large number of management issue inquires related to Zoysiagrass. Although this event provides CEUs, it provides a greater opportunity for individuals to successfully meet challenges in managing zoysiagrass.
Pesticide Exam Session
June 13, 2017
Exam session requires preregistration.
Limited Commercial & Limited Lawn & Ornamental Review & Exam Session at Seffner
June 20, 2017
Green Industries Best Management Practices Certification & Exam
June 22, 2017
This provides the training and testing needed to obtain Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP) Certification & Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Commercial Fertilizer (LCULCF), aka Fertilizer License. FL Senate Bill 494 requires all commercial fertilizer applicators to have a LCULCF by January 1, 2014. This program teaches the BMPs for anyone working, supervising or advising in the lawn, landscape, pest control, or municipal grounds areas. The training is focused on reducing non-point source pollution. CEUs = 2 Core; 2 LUF, LCLM, LLO, L&O, O&T
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Commercial Horticulture / IPM Faculty
Hours of Operation
8am - 5pm
Monday - Friday
Serving all of Hillsborough County, including Tampa, Brandon, Temple Terrace, Lutz, Riverview, Ruskin, Sun City Center, and Plant City and neighboring communities.