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CEU Opportunity for Nursery and Greenhouse Producers!


June 16, 2022

Hello! Please join us at the Manatee County Extension Office on July 13th from 6-7PM to learn about pesticide resistance and earn one pesticide applicator license renewal CEU in Private, Ag Row, OR Ag Tree crop categories. Snacks are included ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Events, Farm Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Ceu, Greenhouse, Nursery, Pesticides

The Rain Sensor: Is your Rainy Season Hero Alive and Well?


June 14, 2022

Over here in Southwest Florida, rainy season has officially begun! The unsung hero of the rainy season is none-other than the rain sensor! Rain sensors interrupt your irrigation system controller's programmed schedule when adequate rainfall ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Irrigation, Mobile Irrigation Lab, Rain, Rain Sensor, Save Water, Sprinklers, Water Conservation

Spring Farm Tour 2022


March 17, 2022

The Manatee River Soil and Water Conservation District Spring Farm Tour brought over eighty participants in two charter buses to several agricultural operations in the Manatee County. Manatee River Soil and Water Conservation District board ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Farm Tour, Soil And Water Conservation District

Strengthen your relationship through the Art of Effective Communication


January 26, 2022

As we endure another prolonged season of stressors for couples and families across the state of Florida, there has never been a better time to focus on strengthening our relationships. UF/IFAS Extension is offering an online virtual event to ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Communication, Couples Relations, Couples Training, Online Event, Relationship, Special Event

From The Garden Bench: Swamp Sunflower


August 23, 2021

A Native Fall Winner: Swamp Sunflower by: Norma Kisida, Master Gardener Volunteer As summer flowers fade, we still have many later blooming native plants to bring us color and provide food for wildlife. One that may not be as common in the ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Fall Gardening, Master Gardener, Pollinator Gardening, Pollinators, Sunflower, Swamp Sunflower, Wildflowers

It’s getting hot out there…protect yourself!


July 12, 2021

photo credit Jay Janner | American-Statesman Report shows 215 people died in Florida from heat-related causes in the last 10 years. Of the 215 people who died from heat-related reasons, the highest number of fatalities occurred in June, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Heat Injury, Heat Stress, Hot, Prohort, Swprohort

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