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Category: Horticulture

2018 Farm Bill Programs

Do you farm or ranch and want to make improvements to the land that you own or lease? The 2018 Farm Bill, enacted December 20, 2018, includes many programs to support conservation efforts for farmers and ranchers across the… Read More

Online Pesticide & Fertilizer CEUs during Social Distancing

Online Courses with CEUs Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance Pesticide License Exam Prep – Available CEUs: 6-LCLM, 6-LLO, 6-O&T, 2-487 CORE, 2-482 CORE, 6- COMM LO – Total CEUs 8 Ornamental & Turf Pesticide License Exam Prep -Available CEUs:… Read More

How to get the Manatee County Landscape BMP for the Fertilizer Ordinance while Social Distancing

Shade garden, water-wise

Who Needs the LBMP? All landscape maintenance professionals in Manatee County that ARE NOT applying fertilizer (other than clerical or administrative staff) must individually obtain a Landscape Best Management Practices (Landscape BMP) certification from the Manatee County Extension… Read More

Soil Health: The Key to Successful Agriculture

Over the years, farmers have tried many tactics to improve their crop yields, including fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides. All these methods are costly and must be applied in very specific amounts to optimize growth, which sometimes is very… Read More

Finding Peace in Gardening (Part 1 of a Series)

Introduction In this time of social distancing, we are all spending more time at home. This ‘extra’ time has encouraged many folks to re-evaluate the current state of their home garden. Whether you are an avid gardener that… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

Sustainability, what is it all about?

Sustainability, what is it all about? It is a question that needs discussion. Can we adopt sustainable practices for energy, water, food, stuff? The products we buy, the way we maintain our home and landscape, the cars we… Read More