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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

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Events

Calendar of Events

SOILS STORIES

Thrush, Horse Hooves Need Extra Care

Thrush, The Bacterial Infection The plentiful rain fall in recent months has a number of benefits. Among these is ample moisture for forage production in pastures and paddocks. Unfortunately, too much of a good thing (rainwater) can be...
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Wild Weeds – American Beautyberry

Wild Weeds - Weed of the Month American Beautyberry Callicarpa americana .This large bush makes a statement all year round, particularly during the fall when its berries are beginning to ripen. The bush is often 3-5 feet tall, and...
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Keeping Your Agritourism Farm Fresh

Holmes, Jackson and Washington County Tourist Development Councils in partnership with the UF/IFAS Extension Washington County will be holding an agritourism workshop entitled “Keeping Your Agritourism Farm Fresh.” ...
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