There is a Fungus Among Us, Bot Rot in Manatee County

Are you finding dead shrubs in your hedge? Botryosphaeria, bot rot, has hit Manatee County.  Bot rot is a disease whose symptoms includes yellow, spotted and blighted leaves, dried leaves, defoliation, cankers, tip dieback, branch dieback, and often… Read More

Loving the Florida Master Naturalist Program in Manatee County

Photo of the sun rising over Lake Alice, Gainesville Floida

Joining the Master Naturalist Training Program in Florida is a wonderful experience for residents and visitors too.  The program introduces many facets of Florida ecology. You will learn about the fauna (wildlife and invasive species too) and the… Read More

Attention, Attention, Attention – Read all about it – Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is changing!

Posted by Martha Glenn, Ornamental Horticulture Agent In 1992 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implemented Agricultural Worker Protection Standards (WPS).  These federal regulations are designed to reduce the risk of pesticide poisoning and injury among agricultural workers (people… Read More