ENVIRONMENTAL HORTICULTURE PRODUCTION

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The Environmental Horticulture Production program is dedicated to improving the commercial nursery, greenhouse and sod production industries in Hillsborough and Polk counties through the adoption of Best Management Practices, the utilization of integrated pest management, the development of a stable, educated workforce, and access to research-based problem solving resources.

For more information on the Environmental Horticulture Production program, visit the agent's website. 

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CONTACT

Shawn Steed

Commerical Horticulture

Extension Agent II, M.S.

813-744-5519, ext. 54147

ststeed@ufl.edu

Recent Environmental Horticulture Blog Posts

Do Tailwater Recovery Ponds Help Growers?

by Shawn T. Steed Agent, Environmental Horticulture Production UF/IFAS Extension, Hillsborough County SWFWMD and farmers may have slightly different ideas on the purpose of tailwater recovery ponds. In fact, even I was under a big misconception regarding the purpose of these ponds. Many growers are operating on a false assumption that ponds are a way to capture and store excess water for use whenever needed or in amounts

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When Lightning Strikes: Lightning Fact Sheet for Agriculture Producers

by Shawn T. Steed Agent, Environmental Horticulture Production UF/IFAS Extension, Hillsborough County Florida agriculture has many challenges, some of which are managing our particular environmental conditions.  Managing these challenges successfully can advance our family's or business' interests.  One environmental challenge that

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