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Vanessa Campoverde. UF/IFAS Extension Commercial AG/Ornamentals


The University of Florida/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County  is the liaison between research conducted by scientists at the University of Florida and other universities and our local community.

The nursery industry in Miami-Dade County is large and diverse. There are more than 1500 nurseries in the county, and they produce everything from bedding plants to tropical foliage to tender perennials. We are the #1 county in Florida for ornamentals production and #2 in the country.

Contact the UF/IFAS (Commercial Ornamental program) Extension agent: Vanessa Campoverde at 305-248-3311 EXT 241 or

 We focus on educational outreach through:

  • workshops
  • seminars
  • phone consultations
  • group meetings
  • office visits
  • educational materials
  • field demonstrations
  • newsletters
  • web sites
  • plant clinics
  • mass media
  • video conference
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