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Environmental Horticulture

Environmental Horticulture

Nursery Crop Production


With over 7,000 registered nurseries, Florida ranks only behind California in terms of the volume of wholesale nursery products. The farm gate value of Florida nursery crops was $3 billion based on an economic study conducted in 2005, and there were 58,000 acres of container production and 23,000 acres of field or in-ground production. Our production research programs are aimed at supporting growers with improved production information that allows them to be more successful, produce a better product for the consumer, and be better environmental stewards.  We are an active partner in the Floriculture Research Alliance, a university-industry consortium for applied research on production, propagation, and shipping of young plant material. 

Faculty

Richard Beeson

Richard Beeson

Landscape Ornamentals, Greenhouse Citrus Production
407-814-6172
rcbeeson@ufl.edu 

 
Paul Fisher

Paul Fisher

Production Management, Floriculture
352-273-4581
pfisher@ufl.edu

Kimberly A. Moore

Kimberly Moore

Plant Production
954-577-6328
klock@ufl.edu

Mack Thetford

Mack Thetford

Landscape Ornamentals, Plant Propagation
850-983-7130
thetford@ufl.edu

Dr. Sandra Wilson

Sandra Wilson

Propagation and Production of Native Plants, Ornamental Invasives
352-273-4576
sbwilson@ufl.edu

Sandy's website

Thomas Yeager portrait

Thomas Yeager

Production, Water
352-273-4574
yeagert@ufl.ed