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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
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
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
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
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
Posted By Martha Glenn, Commercial Horticulture
A question that is often asked is “How often should I water my plants?” This video was conceived as a way to help answer this age old question. Happy Viewing.
*No plants were harmed in ... READ MORE
Post prepared by Martha Glenn, Commercial Horticulture Agent
Do you have snowbush? Are they being eaten? If so you might want to look for these black and yellow inchworms (above). These guys are ferocious eating machines that love ... READ MORE
Post prepared by Lisa Hickey, Urban Horticulture Agent
Insect pollinators love the following plant families:
Asteraceae (the daisies)
Fabaceae (the beans)
Laminaceae (the mints)
Polygonaceae (the buckwheats)
Rosaceae (the roses).
Flowers ... READ MORE