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Celebrating National Ag Day in Manatee County

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March 21, 2023

March 21st is National Agriculture Day! Founded in 1973, National Agriculture Day is dedicated to increasing awareness of agriculture’s role in modern society. This year's theme is "Growing a Climate for Tomorrow", putting an emphasis on ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Livestock, Natural Resources, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Farmer, Farmers Market, Fresh From Florida, Horticulture, Livestock, Manatee County, Ornamental, Shop Local

Weeping Bottlebrush Poses Invasiveness Risk in Florida

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February 15, 2023

Bottlebrush: Florida Friendly or Foe? Bottlebrush is a common plant in the landscapes of Florida; you may know it for its showy red blooms that, resembling bottlebrushes, coined the tree’s name. Although it thrives in both south and central ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Bottlebrush, Environment, Florida Friendly, Florida Friendly Landscape, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Landscape, Trees

Your New Go-To Site for Stormwater Pond Resources

Maggie Gaughan
December 6, 2022

Your new go-to site for stormwater pond resources has been created by staff at the UF/IFAS Extension service for residents, professionals and anyone else that is looking to learn more! This website serves as a research tool and resource center ... READ MORE

Category: , Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Florida Friendly, Pond, Run Off, Stormwater, Stormwater Pond, Water Conservation, Water Quality

Resources for Hiring a Landscape and Pond Professional

Maggie Gaughan
December 6, 2022

It is no secret that it can be difficult hiring a landscape and/or pond professional that meets all of your community's needs. Luckily, there is a website full of presentations and resources for hiring a landscape and pond professional. This ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Community Maintenance, Florida Friendly, Landscape, Landscape Maintenance, Pond Maintenance, Ponds, Stormwater Pond

UF/IFAS Extension relationships highlight community resilience after Hurricane Ian

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November 9, 2022

Co-authored by Alyssa Vinson and David Outerbridge Wakeful in early morning, cool air, clear sky, what would the morning sun bring to light and sight? Intensification, quick turns, bundling up loved ones and properties. The day after Hurricane ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Community, Featured Hot Topic, Hurricane Ian, Master Gardener Volunteers
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Palm Seedling Invasion – How to Manage this Pesky Problem

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September 13, 2022

The Palm Tree: A Florida Icon Palm trees can be found in every corner of the Sunshine State, as they are a great landscape plant, are easy to maintain, and are hardy when planted in the right environment. There are over 30 types of palms ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: IPM, Palm Trees

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