Ask a Master Gardener

Ask a Master Gardener

Commercial Horticulture Education

Commercial Horticulture Education


Cornell Cooperative Extension is your local connection to the research, information and expertise of your land-grant university. The Horticulture Program provides research-based ornamental horticulture information for home gardeners and commercial horticulture businesses.

Home Garden:

  • Home landscape lawns
  • Flower and vegetable gardens
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Plant diseases
  • Insect pests in and outside the home

Commercial Horticulture:

  • Lawn care landscape
  • Sports turf
  • Garden retail
  • Ornamental Horticulture Greenhouses
  • School and municipal ornamental horticulture
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2017 Horticulture School

2017 HORTICULTURE SCHOOL 30-HOUR PESTICIDE CERTIFICATION COURSE (3a, 3b, 25) Course ID: NY-17-397322 Professional Training for Arborists, Garden Retail, Lawn, Landscape and Nursery Professionals

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Beekeeping Workshop Series 2017

Beginning Beekeeping Class 2017 workshop series presented by Rochester Beekeepers / NY Bee Wellness Inc. January through May!

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Eab ccechenango


CCE-MC, Chili Lions Club, and Chili Public Library present a discussion of Emerald Ash Borer in Monroe County. David Lindsay from the Town of Chili will discuss the town's plans for handling EAB

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2017 Vegetable Varieties

Check out this list from Cornell's Garden Based Learning Program to see what varieties they recommend as being well-suited to NY State gardens for 2017!

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Spring into gardening

Gardens in the Face of a Changing Climate

This detailed guide will teach you how to have a "climate-friendly" garden. It provides ways to reduce chemical inputs, improve compost, and how to use cover crops to increase soil health.

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Oak wilt

Oak Wilt

DEC warns of a tree fungus that causes disease in oak trees discovered in our region.

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Walter Nelson
Horticulture Program Leader

Last updated January 4, 2017