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Which Pesticide License Do I Need?

December 13, 2020

Most pesticide applicator licenses in Florida will require passing two exams at least, depending on the specific intended pesticide application and site of application. A) Private Applicator You need a private pesticide applicator agricultural ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Ag Row, Applicator, Commercial, Exam Prep, General Standards, Online Class, Pesticide Applicator, Pesticide License, Pesticide Training, Pesticides, Private, Public
horses in field

Assistance Helps Farmers and Ranchers Conserve Natural Resources

October 16, 2020

Contact: Israel Vega 941.907.0011 ext. 3143 Application deadline for financial assistance is Nov. 20 GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 8, 2020 — Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until Nov. 20 for financial and technical ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Bobwhite Quail, Conservation, EQIP, Horticulture, Livestock, Longleaf Pine, NRCS, Organic, Soil Health, Water Conservation

COVID-19 Resources for Seafood Producers and Small Businesses

September 18, 2020

Originally published March 31 2020. Last updated September 18 2020. Wow, there is a lot of information out there right now. Daily emails to share the ever-evolving list of news, opportunities and assistance programs can be overwhelming, so ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, Work & Life
Tags: Coasts And Marine, COVID-19, Florida Sea Grant, Manatee County Extension

FNGLA 4-H / FFA Plant Project, Manatee County Fair

September 14, 2020

Dear Manatee County Plant Exhibitors, I wanted to share some information with you on the plant project this year. The Plant Project is a program for our youth to experience a simulated plant nursery production to engage them in agriculture ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Events, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Events, FFA, Plant Project, Upcoming Events
Gardening has begun

The Weather Changes and It’s time for Horticulture Hygiene

August 24, 2020

Today is August 24, 2020 and this morning there was a change in the weather. It is the subtle changes we look for to plant our fall crops or gardens. When our weather begins to cool down over the next month, more and more farmers and gardeners ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Disease, Gardening, Horticulture, Hygiene

Environmental Impacts of Ranching

August 5, 2020

Looking out over the picturesque fields of lush green grasses growing and cattle grazing may be the best view of all. How does that view affect our environment? Depending on which day it is, you may come across a news story showing how ranchers ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Conservation, Livestock, Natural Resources
Tags: #manateebeef, Agriculture Literacy, Christa Kirby, Environmental Education, Livestock, Manatee County Extension, UF/IFAS Extension
cow in woods

2018 Farm Bill Programs

August 4, 2020

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 country - these ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Livestock, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, Environment, Farming, Financial Assistance, NRCS, Ranching, Soils, Water Conservation

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