Media Release

June Commercial Horticulture Program

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 9:45 AM
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ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Cooperative Extension Office is pleased to announce the following Commercial Horticulture Program, for June, 2012. This program is offered by Aparna Gazula, Commercial Horticulture Agent, at Holly Factory Nursery (29010 NW CR 241, Alachua).

Nursery Best Management Practices Tour – June 19, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

This program has been designed to present information about nursery best management practices. The presentations and tour will allow the participants to learn and see the implementation of BMPs in a container nursery.

Some topics include: irrigation management through cyclic irrigation, using denitrification walls for groundwater nutrient management, and management of surface runoff with berms, swales, and vegetative buffers.

Registration fee is $20.00 per person, includes materials and dinner. Flyer includes the program schedule, registration form and map to the event location.  Click to view/download a flyer and registration form.

Please pre-register by June 15, by calling 352-337-6209 or mail completed registration form to the Extension Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32609).

For more information about this program call 352-955-2402. Visit the Extension Calendar for additional programs offered by the Extension Office.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations.  IFAS is a cooperative of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Cooperative Extension Service, the University of Florida, the Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners. 

Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations should contact the Extension Office at least 10 working days prior to the event so that special consideration can be given to the request.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).