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.
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.