University of Maryland Extension

Commercial Horticulture

Chuck Schuster

Extension Educator, Horticulture

Montgomery County Extension

18410 Muncaster Rd.

Derwood, MD 20855




Commercial Horticulture in Montgomery County is a growing industry.  This area of agriculture includes commercial landscape, nursery, greenhouse, turf and garden center industries, as well as the commercial fruit and vegetable producers. 

As a part of the agriculture industry, this segment produces more than $120 million annually and ranks second in the state.  Montgomery County is a state leader in nursery and greenhouse production.

Programs are offered in several areas which include:

  • Commercial Pesticide training and re-certification
  • Nutrient Voucher Training
  • Nutrient Management Training for the Landscape Industry
  • Business Planning
  • Integrated Pest Management

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