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Green Industry Resources
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Important and useful green industry website resources are listed below.

Ohio Department of Agriculture

Links and phone numbers for key ODA departments:

Plant Health Division

Plant Pests & Invasive Species Control

Pesticide & Fertilizer Regulation 


ODA Commercial Pesticide Applicator Licensing

Information about ODA's pesticide applicator licensing procedures and recertification opportunities can be found on the ODA Pesticide & Fertilizer Regulation site, or by calling 614.728.6987

OSU Extension's Pesticide Education Program has a wide array of resources available to those interested in obtaining or keeping their Pesticide Applicator certification:

ODA Licensing Information

Recertification Classes

OSU Extension Recertification Programs



Ohio State University Extension

Pesticide Safety Education Program

Worker Protection Standards
The WPS is a federal regulation issued by U.S. EPA that applies to growers who own or manage a farm, forest, nursery, or greenhouse where pesticides are used in production.

Buckeye Yard and Garden onLine
BGYL provides timely information about Ohio growing conditions, pest, disease, and cultural problems. Articles and supporting photos are created by members of the Extension, Nursery, Landscape, Turf (ENLT) team to benefit those who are managing a commercial nursery, garden center, or landscape business.

Phenology Calendar



Industry Partners

Trade Associations

National Association of Landscape Professionals



Industry Research

Horticulture Research Institute

National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture


Youth Outreach and Workforce Development:

Ohio FFA


National Junior Horticulture Association

Seed Your Future


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