MENU

VEGETABLE & ROW CROPS

.....

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:

Lisa Hickey
Vegetable Agent
Phone: 941-722-4524 ext. 1817

Current Vegetable Blogs

Graduate Student Investment

The University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences has one of the largest graduate student programs in the country. UF/IFAS Tropical Research &...
READ MORE |  RELATED INFORMATION

IRREC Graduate Student Wins Travel Grant to Attend American Society of Horticultural Sciences Meeting

Dinesh Phuyal, a University of Florida Indian River Research and Education Center graduate student, has earned two travel grants that will take him to an international research leaders’ meeting. The two awards, one from the American Society of...
READ MORE |  RELATED INFORMATION

Bean Pod Borer Moth

The bean pod borer moth is an important pest of legumes. Caterpillar feeding can injure bean pods and flowers of legume crops. Young larvae of Maruca vitrata bore into flowers and older larvae will bore into bean pods. Infestation of...
READ MORE |  RELATED INFORMATION

RESOURCES

- Small Farm Program

- DDIS

- EDIS

- FL Ag Statistics Service

- FL Fruit & Veg Assoc

- UF/IFAS News

- FL Strawberry Grower Assoc

- Florida Tomato Committee