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Ornamental Production

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Ornamental Production Resources

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
- Scouting demonstrations with Martha Glenn.

FEE-BASED DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES

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

Contact

Martha Glenn
Commerical Horticulture Agent
Phone: 941-722-4524 ext. 1814

Martha's Blogs

4H/FFA FNGLA Ornamental Plant Project (Show and Auction)

It is almost time for CLASS D (miscellaneous category) tagging. There is a mandatory tagging on  Thursday, November 30, 2:00-6:30 pm in the Mosaic Arena, Fairgrounds. Plants must be registered online (by November 28 at 3:00 pm) before tagging. This class is for plants that do not fall into Classes A, B, or C. Before mandatory registration and tagging, plants MUST be bought and repotted to a larger size container that will be

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Fun At The Fair With Plants!

Buying plants from youth.  Are you are looking for a reason to take your focus off Hurricane Irma cleanup?  The annual 4H/FFA Plant Show and Auction at the County Fair is just what you may need and will be here soon.  Youth between the ages of eight and eighteen have already selected and registered their plant projects.  Now they are

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FUTURE OF MANATEE AGRICULTURE ON DISPLAY AT THE COUNTY FAIR!

Posted by Martha Glenn, Ornamental Horticulture Agent Hundreds of our local youth are working hard this year on their entries for the Manatee County Fair in January.  They may be showing dogs, cows, rabbits, pigs, goats, chickens, and/or plants (just to name a few).  Nowhere is their dedication and enthusiasm more evident than at the FFA/4-H annual Plant Show and

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