Category: Horticulture

USDA Helps Ag Producers Conserve Natural Resources

Application Deadline is Dec. 21 Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until Dec. 21 for financial and technical assistance from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for fiscal year 2019 funding…. Read More

Water-Wise Landscapes in Manatee County 2018

Shade garden, water-wise

We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 Water-Wise Landscape Program and helped make it a success!   The Manatee County Water-Wise Landscape Awards, sponsored by Manatee County Utilities – Water… Read More

Manatee County Agriculturalist of the Year and Hall of Fame Nominations Now Open

 Each year the Manatee County Farm City Week Committee selects two individuals in recognition of their contributions to the Manatee County Agriculture industry. Two awards are given annually; the Manatee County Outstanding Agriculturalist and Agriculture Hall of Fame…. Read More

Spanish Moss, Ball Moss, and Lichens are Harmless Air Plants

Spanish Moss hanging from oak tree

Epiphytes are “air” plants, including moss, that survive on moisture and nutrients in the atmosphere. Several epiphytic plants, like Spanish moss, ball moss, and lichen, are common to the Florida landscape and the southeast United States. People unfamiliar… Read More

Are You Spreading Problems in the Landscape?

pruning limb

Are You Spreading Problems in the Landscape? Factsheet (PDF) Pruning equipment can spread disease in the landscape if not properly cleaned and disinfected.  By disinfecting gardening tools on a regular basis, you can help prevent the spread of… Read More