About ProHort

What Is ProHort?

ProHort is the UF/IFAS Hillsborough County Extension Service Professional Horticulture Program, Which offers solutions for commercial companies, governmental employees and practicing industry professionals of Hillsborough County and surrounding areas.

ProHort promotes sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship through programming that provides research based, non-biased horticulture industry resources and training, with the ultimate goal of positively impacting lives & the environment.

Prohort resources and training addresses:

  • Current trends, regulations & industry concerns
  • Landscaping & pest issues/problems
  • Designing urban landscapes to promote sustainability
  • Manipulating landscape inputs & maintenance practices to preserve water resources
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Pesticide applicator training and examinations
  • Industry licenses and continuing education units

ProHort audience:

  • Landscape/hardscape/irrigation designers and contractors
  • Landscape maintenance employees and contractors
  • Pesticide applicators and pest management professionals
  • Retail nursery professionals
  • Anyone considering starting a commercial horticulture business
  • Educators and regulators

The goal of this web site is to give horticulture service professionals quick and easy access to accurate, unbiased information.  This web site is intended for landscape designers. landscape architects, irrigation designers, irrigation installation contractors, landscape installation professionals, and landscape maintenance contractors, and arborists as well as those in the pest control, retail garden, sports turf, and interiorscape industries, among others.

This site offers hundreds of publications, many are industry specific publications.  A calendar of events, classes and workshops that offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs).  Some of the information contained on this site (primarily horticulture info) is specific to the West Coast of Florida, some of the information (business info and safety info) is applicable to a much wider area.

Links are also available to diagnostic serves and to numerous issues of newsletters.  Pesticide licensing is key to many of the Florida professional service industries.  This Web site contains a great deal of information on all of the Florida pesticide licenses.

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Hours of Operation

8 am - 5 pm
Monday - Friday