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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
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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
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Soil Health: The Key to Successful Agriculture

June 5, 2020

Over the years, farmers have tried many tactics to improve their crop yields, including fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides. All these methods are costly and must be applied in very specific amounts to optimize growth, which sometimes ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Citrus, Conservation, Horticulture, Soil, Soil Health, Water Conservation

Master Gardener Garden Bench: Down the Garden Path

September 20, 2019

Down the Garden Path By Norma Kisida, Master Gardener Volunteer 2012 Article from the September 2019 addition of the award winning Master Gardening Bench monthly newsletter created by the Master Gardener Volunteers of Manatee County. If ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida Friendly, Garden Paths, Gardening, Horticulture, Master Gardeners, Path, UF/IFAS

Wanted: Air Potato Beetles

September 13, 2019

Wanted: Air Potato Beetles As the summer season begins to dwindle, requests continue to meander into the UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County's Master Gardener Plant Clinic for Air Potato Beetles. Why would someone request a beetle? These beetles ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Air Potato, Biological Control, Horticulture, Invasive Plants, Natural Resources

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