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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

A Landscape Guide for New Florida Residents

Maggie Gaughan
November 8, 2022

Florida is an unique and special place. No wonder why so many folks from other states move here! If you've recently moved to Florida and are struggling to understand your yard, use the resources outlined in this guide to help you get acquainted ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Recreation, Turf, UF/IFAS, Water, Welcome, Work & Life
Tags: Florida Friendly Landscape, Home Landscapes, Homeowner Resources, Irrigation, Save Water, Water Conservaton
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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

Getting Ready for the Plant Project

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August 4, 2022

A Message to Manatee County Plant Exhibitors: The FNGLA Plant Show and Sale (Plant Project) provides the opportunity to experience the process of growing, maintaining, marketing, and selling ornamental plants, simulating nursery production. ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Events, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H, FFA, Manatee County Fair, Plant Project, Youth, Youth Livestock Program

National Invasive Species Awareness Week!

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February 24, 2021

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

Category: Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Air Potato, Brazilian Pepper, CISMA, IFAS, Invasive Plants, Manatee County Extension, NAISMA, Pgm_EcoNR

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