Tag: manatee county

A party with a purpose! Mark your calendars for the 2018 Cortez Fishing Festival

Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival February 17th & 18th, 2018 This year marks the 36th anniversary of the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival! Every February for almost four decades, people have gathered in one of Florida’s last true fishing villages… Read More

New director of UF/IFAS Extension south central district

Rear view of McCarty Hall D on the University of Florida campus

Brenda Rogers has been named director of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension south central district. This district encompasses 11 Florida counties in southwestern Florida, from Pasco County in the north down to… Read More

Breaking News – Fertilizer Blackout

Michelle Atkinson, Environmental Horticulture Agent, and Ross Peterson, Florida-Friendly Landscaping Coordinator hamming it up. No human beings were harmed in the making of this video…..LOL For more information on the fertilizer blackout or the fertilizer ordinance please visit… Read More

Fertilizer Ban Starts June 1 – No Nitrogen or Phosphorus Applications

Monday, June 1 is the beginning of the summertime fertilizer blackout. During this time you cannot apply any fertilizers containing nitrogen or phosphorus to your lawn or landscape until October. The County’s strict fertilizer ordinance – aimed at… Read More