Ornamental Production

Nurseries in Manatee County grow woody ornamentals, foliage, floral crops and sod with a value of 60 million dollars per year.

Specific Services Available
- Irrigation evaluation
- Growing media aeration testing
- Insect scout coordination
- Diagnosing plant problems
- Media and water testing for pH and salt only
- Scouting demonstrations with Martha Glenn.

Fee-Based Diagnostic Services
- Soil testing - pH, salt and nutrients
- Water testing - pH, salt and nutrients
- Insect and Disease Identification


continuing education units Need Pesticide License CEUs?

We offer pesticide CEUS in a number of formats: Live CEU classes, videos in our office, and online. Details here.


A-Z List of Useful Publications
UF/IFAS Commercial Horticulture
Association of Natural Biocontrol Producers
Pest Alert
UF/IFAS Publications
Safe Pesticide Use Web site
Biological Control Virtual Information Center
Florida State Horticulture Society
Tree Selection, Planting, & Pruning
Irrigation and Nutrition Information
Florida Ag Water Policy
Pests and Diseases of Cultivated Palms
Best Management Practices for Container Nurseries