Beekeepers manage honey bees for many reasons: honey production, other honey bee products, pollination services, reduce Africanized genetic traits, or as an enjoyable hobby. Managing honey bees takes time, patience, knowledge, and skill. ... READ MORE
Hurricane Season Begins
Federal Program Protects Public Safety
GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 1, 2021 — Hurricane season officially begins today and the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) may be able to help if your area suffers damage ... READ MORE
Have you ever been bitten by a mosquito? The bite can be annoying, and in some cases, it can cause an allergic reaction, welts. While feeding, mosquitos also transmit harmful diseases. Did you know that our garden plants have their own mosquito-type ... READ MORE
The 60th annual Land Judging competition, sponsored by the Manatee River Soil and Water Conservation District, was held in late February at Rye Preserve in Manatee County. Thirty-one students answered test questions concerning soil properties ... READ MORE
There are many management decisions that must be made when choosing how to breed your cattle. The biggest decision is if you prefer to use live bulls or stored semen. If you decide you want to use stored semen on all or part of your ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla., Feb. 25, 2021 — The application deadline for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is March 26 for fiscal year 2021.
Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service helps agricultural producers and forest ... READ MORE
Co-Authored by: Alyssa Vinson and Katherine Clements
What are invasive species?
An invasive plant, animal or pest is one that is non-native (originating from another state or country), are able to reproduce and maintain self-sustaining ... READ MORE
The annual Manasota Regional Envirothon looked a bit different this year. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held virtually to provide a safe environment for the students to compete. Although we missed seeing the students face ... READ MORE
Throughout our early education, we were repetitively taught about proper nutrition and eating habits. Vitamins and minerals were discussed, the proper amount of each, and the food pyramid was burned into our minds. Without the right balance, ... READ MORE