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Nurseries in Manatee County grow woody ornamentals, foliage, floral crops and sod with a value of 60 million dollars per year.

SPECIFIC SERVICES AVAILABLE

- Irrigation evaluation
- Growing media aeration testing
- Insect scout coordination
- Diagnosing plant problems
- Media and water testing for pH and salt only

FEE-BASED DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES

- Soil testing - pH, salt and nutrients
- Water testing - pH, salt and nutrients
- Insect and Disease Identification

This position is currently vacant.

For inquiries related to the Ornamental Horticulture program, please contact Crystal Snodgrass.

Contact

Crystal Snodgrass
County Extension Director
Phone: 941-722-4524 ext. 1822

Ornamental Hort Blogs

The voodoo lily

By Ralph E. Mitchell You may smell the voodoo lily before you see it – and not in a good way!  This unique flowering perennial can be grown in our area almost carefree.  From highly exotic flowers that perhaps only a mother could love, to...
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Insecticidal soap in the garden – use the right material

By Ralph E. Mitchell Insecticidal soap is perhaps the most-used pesticide in my landscape.  Its use as a topical spot treatment for many soft-bodied pest insects and spider mites is unequalled.  Insecticidal soap is still an insecticide and...
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MREC Researcher Featured on Horticultural Marketing Podcast

MREC researcher Alicia Rihn was a guest on Bridget Behe's podcast, a horticultural marketing researcher and speaker. Rihn talked about consumer perceptions about local versus organic food plants. In addition, the two talked about how consumers...
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