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2020 Manatee County Land Judging Competition


March 25, 2020

The 59th annual land judging competition sponsored by the Manatee River Soil and Water Conservation District was held in late February at the Quattlebaum House at the Manatee County Water Treatment Plant. More than fifty students answered test ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Natural Resources
Tags: Agriculture, Land Judging, Soil And Water Conservation District, Soils

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

Sustainability, what is it all about?


March 11, 2020

Sustainability, what is it all about? It is a question that needs discussion. Can we adopt sustainable practices for energy, water, food, stuff? The products we buy, the way we maintain our home and landscape, the cars we drive, the places we ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Environment, Fishing, Florida Friendly, Home Safety, Seafood, Sustainability, Webinar

From the ‘Garden Bench’: Color in the Winter Garden


January 27, 2020

By Norma Kisida, Master Gardener 2012 Whether a full-time or a seasonal resident, we want the most from our landscape. Here in sunny Florida we are fortunate to be able to have colorful plants all year, if we choose carefully and plant wisely. ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Annuals, Color, Florida Gardens, Gardening With Annuals, Master Gardener Volunteers, Winter Gardening

From the ‘Garden Bench’: Gardening Tips for Part-time Residents


December 10, 2019

Gardening Tips for Returning Part-Time Residents by Amy L. Stripe, Master Gardener Volunteer 2008 This is a busy time for Manatee County’s Master Gardeners! Our winter residents are arriving in droves and discovering “surprises” in their ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Chinch Bugs, Florida Friendly Landscape, Fruit Split, Master Gardener Volunteer, Oranges, Turf Problems

From the ‘Garden Bench’: Pomegranate


December 10, 2019

Growing a Pomegranate Tree By: Joy Derksen, Master Gardener Volunteer 2004 Come the holidays and I think of the pomegranate tree. Dressed up for the holidays with a quantity of ornament-like fruits hanging on the edges of the branches, it’s ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Backyard Fruit Trees, Fruit, Manatee County, Master Gardener Volunteer, Pomegranate, UF/IFAS Extension

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