Commercial Ornamentals Program
The nursery industry in Miami-Dade County is large and diverse. There are more than 1500 nurseries in the county, and they produce everything from bedding plants to tropical foliage to tender perennials. We are the #1 county in Florida for ornamentals production and #2 in the country.
Our plants go to nurseries and garden centers all over the southern and eastern U.S. A surprisingly large number of our palms and other tropicals end up in malls and office buildings all over the U.S., and in Canada and Europe.
Field-grown palm and shade tree production is concentrated on the marl soils in eastern Miami-Dade. Large shrubs are also produced, often inter-planted with palms and trees.
Container-grown palms, trees, shrubs, and tender perennials treated as shrubs are produced in The Redland Agricultural District on rockland, often with tropical fruit and tropical vegetable crops as neighbors.
Walk-in diagnostic and plant identification services are available at the office, and site visits are arranged as needed. Phone consultation is another way we serve the industry.
|New Pest Alert|
Relevant information on Oriental Fruit Fly (OFF):
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October 21, 2015
A minimum of 10 participants required. Otherwise, class will be postponed until further notice
Worker Protection Standard (WPS) TTT class in English: The Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules on Mondy to aim at strengthening 20-year-old Worker Protection Standard designed to protect farmworkers from toxic pesticides. Become a TTT for you to train your agricultural workers in your own nursery, farm or grove
UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County office, located at 18710 SW 288 St., Homestead, Fla. 33030
8 :45 am - 12:45pm
:45 am - 12:45pm
Safety at Work! OSHA/GHS Updates for Plant Nurseries
b. 3 Examples of Hazard Communication Programs (Ranked #1 hazard in an OSHA inspection)
c. Free OSHA consultation by University educators (not inspectors)
Worker Protection Standard (Pesticide)
Click here for registration
Para leer en Español
Nueva Plaga! Mosca oriental de la fruta en viveros
- Agricultural and Nursery Water Use Restrictions for South Miami-Dade
- SFWMD water restrictions for nurseries and agriculture
- A Guide to EPA’s Proposed Numeric Nutrient Water Quality Criteria for Florida
- Federal Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida
- Well Installation Procedures
Plant Insect Warning
- UF/IFAS Whitefly Website
- Gumbo Limbo Spiraling Whitefly
- Ficus Whitefly Management for Professional Use
Giant African Land Snail (GALS)
- Giant African Land Snail and Plant Nurseries (pdf )- Vanessa Campoverde
- Giant African Land Snail (GALS) aka Giant African Snail (GAS) (Liss) Achatina fulica (Férussac 1821)
- Snail Management