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Soils Unit

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The Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service Soils Unit, in partnership with the NRCS/USDA and the Manatee River Soil & Water Conservation District, assists Manatee County's land owners with conserving their soil, water and other natural resources. The majority of conservation application is accomplished with local partners. Local, state and federal agencies and policy makers also rely on our expertise. We deliver technical assistance based on sound science, suited to a customer's specific needs. Cost shares and financial incentives are available in some cases. Participation in our program is voluntary.

Conservation Assistance

Farm Bill Financial Assistance, National Resource Conservation Service, Conservation Technical Assistance, Environmental Quality Assistance Program, Conservation Stewardship Program, Longleaf Pine Initiative, Contact Information

Manatee River Soil and Water District

Envirothon, Speech Contest, Land Judging, Spring Farm Tour, Newsletter, Board Information, Aerial Maps, Contact Information

Events

Calendar of Events

SOILS STORIES

A New Age of Farming with Soil Moisture Technology

Agricultural producers in the area have hit the ground running when it comes to implementing strategies that will help reduce water withdrawal from our aquifer. Soil moisture sensors are one of the most popular READ MORE |  RELATED INFORMATION

Minimizing mosquitoes on your farm

With all this rain comes the buzzing of mosquitoes around you and your animals. Here are a few things to know about minimizing mosquitoes on your farm: Farmers and ranchers can tolerate mosquitoes with a hand slap or the use of mosquito...
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Livestock & Forage Field Day

Looking to improve your pasture? cattle? horses? hay? Make sure you are attending the Livestock & Forage Field Day next Thursday! Topics include Pesticide Calibration, Weed Control in Pastures, Mineral Supplementation for Cattle, Importance...
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