The Florida Grades and Standards for Nursery Plants was first released for use by industry in 1959. Since then, the manual has gone through five revisions with the 5th and most current Edition released in 2013.
With industry support, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry began our 5-year review of the current Edition. This process started in 2019 which concentrated on the Palms and Tree Section with the overall goal to review and updated where needed. Working groups for both sections meet numerous times over the past two years in person and remotely.