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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

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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