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Connecticut’s green industry provides education and research-based recommendations in turf-grass, sustainable landscapes, woody plants and integrated pest management. Connecticut’s green industry currently represents approximately 49% of agricultural sales in the state.

CT Green Industry Programs:

Home & Garden Education Center
The UConn HGEC and its Master Gardener/Advanced Master Gardener, Soil Nutrient Analysis Lab, Plant Diagnostic Lab all provide Connecticut residents, commercial growers and other interested parties with environmentally sustainable answers to their horticultural-related queries.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
IPM reduces the dependence of agricultural producers, homeowners and schools on pesticides by using sustainable approaches to managing pests, while maintaining or improving productivity, crop quality and quality of life.  Pesticide Safety education and certification is also offered.

Invasive Plants
The Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group gathers and conveys information on the presence, distribution, ecological impacts, and management of invasive species.

Landscape architecture involves planning and designing meaningful, memorable and sustainable exterior environments in a variety of scales and settings. UConn Extension offers residental Sustainable Landscapes and Residential Water Quality programs to Connecticut residents as well. Our Turfgrass and Soil Sciences provides programs for the commercial turf manager and provides students with an opportunity to learn all facets of the green industry, including business management.


Contacts: CT Green Industry Team

Joan Allen Plant Diagnostics 860-486-6740
Sarah Bailey State Master Gardener Program Coordinator 860-570-9023
Candace Bartholomew Pesticide Education 860-570-9067
Mark Brand Commercial Nursery Production 860-486-2930
Alejandro Chiriboga Nursery IPM 860-486-6585
Donna Ellis Invasive Plants Nursery IPM, IPM Curriculum 860-486-6448
Jason Henderson Turfgrass Science 860-486-0189
Judith Hsiang Master Gardener - New Haven County 203-407-3167
John Inguagiato Turf Pathology 860-486-0162
Yulia Kuzovkina-Eischen Ornamental Horticulture 860-486-3438
Deborah Lee Master Gardener - Windham County 860-774-9600
Ana Legrand Entomology, IPM 860-486-0869
David Lewis Master Gardener - Litchfield County 860-626-6240
Jessica Lubell-Brand Horticulture, Plant Science 860-486-1487
Jean Madden-Hennessey Master Gardener - Tolland County 860-870-6934
Richard McAvoy Greenhouse Production 860-486-0627
Thomas Morris Soil Science 860-486-0637
Leanne Pundt Commercial Greenhouse Production 860-626-6240
Carol Quish Consumer Horticulture 860-486-3437
Steven Rackliffe Turfgrass Science 860-486-1944
Rosa Raudales Greenhouse Production 860-486-6043
Gail Reynolds Master Gardener - Middlesex County 860-345-5234
Carl Salsedo Residential Landscapes 860-570-9060
Victoria Wallace Commercial Landscape/Turf 860-885-2826
UConn Extension
University of Connecticut,
College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4036
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4036
Phone: 860-486-9228
Fax: 860-486-0264