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Horticulture Updates from UF/IFAS Extension Polk County

Updates from the Horticulture Programming at UF/IFAS Extension Polk County

We will continue to update this page with the latest information related to the gardening and landscaping programming at UF/IFAS Extension Polk County.


Plant Clinic

If you have a plant or insect question for the plant clinic, please email or call our office with your question.  Master Gardener Volunteers are not staffing the Plant Clinic at this time, so please allow a few days for us to get back to you.

Update 3/23/20: All county offices are closed to the public. We are still able to help with gardening and landscaping questions by phone or email.

Gardening & Landscaping Workshops

All workshops and classes for homeowner, garden clubs and youth have been cancelled through April 30. Check our Event Brite page for updates, or this page.

Pesticide Testing

Pesticide testing services offered at Extension offices are currently suspended.  Those looking for training can access Here you will find many training modules for a variety of license categories that are ready and waiting. Check back to this page for updates from FDACS and UF/IFAS Extension.

Update 3/20/20: The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner, Nikki Fried, has signed Emergency Order 2020-002 providing a 30-day extension for any pesticide license that is expiring. For more information:


2 Comments on “Horticulture Updates from UF/IFAS Extension Polk County

  1. I would like info on planting poinsettias outside in Poinciana , Fl