The Pinellas County Commercial Horticulture Program provides education and training based on the latest research from the University of Florida. The Commercial Horticulture staff is available to help solve local problems, provide CEUs and, improve the quality of life for all citizens.
- Pesticide Licensing, Testing, and CEUs
- Program Sponsorship Opportunities
View & Register for Upcoming Programs
To view a complete listing of programs, or learn more about the programs offered by the Commercial Horticulture department visit our calendar.
Select a topic below for more information about Pinellas County Extension's Commercial Horticulture Program, and check back frequently for updates.
Pinellas County Fertilizer Ordiance
Green Industry BMP: Do you want to apply fertilizers? You need this 8 hr. class. This state certification has been required since January 19, 2011.
Landscape Maintenance BMPs: Do you only mow, prune, edge, plant, or use a blower? You need this 3 hr. class. This county certification has been required since July 18, 2011.
For more information or questions about the Landscape Maintenance training and certification please call (727) 464-4425 press 6 and then 4, or email: watershed @pinellascounty.org
Pesticide Exams are offered the first Wednesday of each month. For more info or to schedule contact Bob Albanese (727) 582-2081
Did You Know?
You can be fined up to $5000 if you are applying pesticides to clients landscapes without a pesticide license