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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

Paying attention to an outbreak of tomato chlorotic spot virus (TCSV) again in this growing season

What we have seen in tomato fields  We have observed an outbreak of tomato chlorotic spot virus (TCSV) in some tomato fields. It could become a great concern again in this growing season. As everybody may remember that the first...
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CALS students earn prestigious UF honors at 2018 international student achievement award ceremony

At the 25th annual International Student Achievement Award Ceremony hosted by the University of Florida International Center as part of International Education Week, seven international students in the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life...
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CALS Celebrates Mickey Mouse’s 90th Birthday, Student Internships

By Teresa Suits, agricultural education and communication master’s student (BS ’17) The magic of Mickey Mouse is everywhere, even two hours north of Walt Disney World in the University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences...
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