Commercial Horticulture


The UF/IFAS 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 horticulture problems, identify plants and insects, provide training, CEUs and pesticide testing, answer pesticide licensing questions, and improve the quality of life for all citizens.


The State of Florida requires that most professionals that apply pesticides as part of their job be certified to legally apply ANY pesticides (even Round-Up). For information about licenses, study materials and more click on licensing header above to be taken to the Pesticide Information Office website.

Classes, Resources, Contact Us

Click on the link above to view our upcoming classes, events, contact information, and additional resources (fact sheets, presentations, etc.). You can also visit the FDACS CEU Class Search in the blue resources box below for online and state-wide classes.


Paper exams are the first Wednesday of the month - you must have a printed voucher (link above). Arrive before 9 A.M. Computer exams are the first Friday of the month and must be reserved. Arrive before 8:30 A.M. To reserve your computer for testing and get your voucher visit the link above. For more information contact Bob Albanese (727) 582-2081.