It is Time for Water-Wise Landscaping Awards!!

Winners of Water-Wise Awards

The purpose of this award program is to recognize individuals, businesses, and community associations that are committed to conserving water resources and protecting the environment utilizing Florida-Friendly Landscaping principles. Winning landscapes balance attractive designs with plants, landscape elements, water-efficient irrigation… Read More

‘Tis the Season, the Nitrogen Restricted Season (June 1st – Sept 30th)

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June 1st starts the Nitrogen restrictive season.  No nitrogen applications allowed until September 30th please see the Manatee County Fertilizer Ordinance for more information. Applications of fertilizer that has an analysis (N-P-K) on the bag must be 0-0-#, this means fertilizer… Read More

Local Teams Excel at State Envirothon Competition

Results are in from the State Envirothon held at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park near Gainesville last month, and both of our local teams received a category recognition. ‘Green is the New Black’ from Manatee High School-Advisor Pat… Read More

Save Some Water – Meet our Mobile Irrigation Lab Team

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The Manatee County Extension Service Mobile Irrigation Lab will come to your home or business and conduct a full evaluation of the landscape and irrigation system to help you save on your outdoor irrigation water use. Do you… Read More

Are You Spreading Problems in the Landscape?

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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

2018 Omnibus Bill Nixes DUNS and SAM Requirements for Farmers in NRCS Programs

WASHINGTON, APRIL 24 — Effectively immediately, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) financial assistance program participants will no longer need a Dun and Bradstreet Universal Number System (DUNS) number, or to register in the System for Award Management (SAM)…. Read More