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.

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Upcoming Classes

   Date
Class, Location & Time

October 16th

Online Registration (Early Bird Registration ends 10/08/14)

Registration Form (pdf.)

Biological Control and Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

UF/IFAS Miami-Dade County Extension Service

18710 SW 288th St. Homestead, FL 33030

8:45am-1pm (Breakfast and lunch included)

November 4th

Registration Form (pdf.)

Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Handler Training in Spanish and/or English

UF/IFAS Miami-Dade County Extension Service

18701 SW 288th St. Homestead, FL 33030

1:30pm -4pm

Worker Protection Standard (Pesticide)

Click here for registration

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