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Vegetable Resources

Vegetable production and marketing in Manatee County is a 290 million dollar industry encompassing approximately 30,000 acres and including a variety of crops. The largest acreages are devoted to tomatoes, snap beans, watermelons, cucumbers, and potatoes. Other crops include pepper, cantaloupe, squash, oriental vegetables and other minor and specialty crops.

The Manatee County Extension Service, with access to the many resources of the University of Florida, provides assistance to the vegetable industry in many different subject areas.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AND SERVICE TO MANATEE COUNTY:

  • General vegetable production
  • Vegetable fertilization
  • Vegetable irrigation management
  • Pest management
  • Pesticide licensing information

Contact

Crystal Snodgrass
Vegetable Agent
Phone: 941-722-4524 ext. 1822

Current Vegetable Blogs

Tree Farm Tour & Awards Ceremony: South Prong Plantation

Congratulations to Doug and Teresa Moore for their outstanding forest stewardship and being selected as Florida’s Outstanding Tree Farmers of 2018. Located at the headwaters of the St. Mary’s River in Baker County, South Prong Plantation...
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Pines and Fall Color

Written by Greg Barton, Marion County Forester Each year, as fall approaches – or what counts for fall in Florida – trees begin to respond to changes in the environment.  The iconic image of autumn is a landscape of brilliant...
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UF/IFAS Extension District Director Advances Mission of Serving

By Robin Koestoyo   GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Foresight is a gift leaders use to advance organizational missions. Anita Neal has for more than two decades led the development of new programs that save money for homeowners and nursery workers as...
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