Magnolia container nursery

Commercial Horticulture/Ornamental Production

Nurseries in Manatee County grow woody ornamentals, foliage, floral crops, and sod with a value of 60 million dollars per year.

Areas of Expertise and Service to Manatee County

  • Commercial Horticulture Production
  • Nursery and Greenhouse Production
  • Plant Disease and Insect Pest ID
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • Irrigation and Water Conservation
  • Salinity and pH
  • Pesticide Training & Licensing
  • Federal & State Regulations 
  • Industrial Hemp Questions
  • 4H/FFA FNGLA Plant Project (Manatee County Fair Plant Show & Sale)

Pesticide Training & Exams

Extension Agent II, Commercial Horticulture


Wael Elwakil

Commercial Horticulture

Phone: 941-722-4524 ext. 1814

1303 17th Street West

Palmetto, FL 34221

Ornamental Horticulture Blogs

Martin County Producers and Tropical Storm Eta

Farmers, ranchers, nursery growers, and other agribusinesses face difficult challenges in keeping their operations profitable, especially through hazardous weather events. UF/IFAS Extension offers resources for agribusinesses in reporting damage,...

Making PPE More Comfortable: Gloves

The only effective personal protective equipment (PPE), is the one that is worn. It is not only a legal requirement to wear the PPE as...

Limited Commercial Pesticide Training and Exam

There will be an in person training class on January 14, 2021 for horticulture professionals. If you need to obtain the Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance pesticide license, you may attend the 6 hour training, beginning at 8:00 a.m. The...