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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

Contact:
Wael Elwakil
Commercial Horticulture
Phone: 941-722-4524 ext. 1814

Ornamental Hort Blogs

Find Peace with the Weeds

A weed is only a weed if you call it a weed (note this does not apply to 'noxious weeds' which are federally and state regulated). That is very true for one of our most popular native...
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Tired Taste Buds? Try Growing this Vegetable in Your Garden

Many gardeners like to try new things in their garden. Asian vegetables add nutrition and new flavors to your healthy meals. If you like to try a crop in the same family, grow some Tong Hao also know as Shungiko. It is also called edible...
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The Power of Spuds

The Powerful Spud Last Friday was Valentine’s Day, so, like always, I end up singing “The Power of Love” by Huey Lewis and the News. As an extension agent, Valentine’s Day also serves as an excellent reminder to plant potatoes in North...
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