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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:

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

Current Vegetable Blogs

Chill Injury in Ornamental Plants

How Can a Cold Event Affect your Ornamental Plant in South Florida? Miami-Dade County is known for its warm weather which allows a huge variety of sub-tropical and tropical foliage plants to thrive. What Could Happen to...
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Biological Control Successes in Florida

A UF/IFAS publication is available showcasing biological control success stories in Florida.  UF/IFAS Research and Extension specialists are addressing the invasive plant and insect problem in Florida. These experts develop integrated pest...
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2020 Hamilton County Field Corn and Soybean Meeting

On Thursday, January 23rd the UF/IFAS Hamilton County Extension Office will host the 2020 Hamilton County Field Corn and Soybean Meeting. This annual meeting will begin with an optional core pesticide training at 5:00pm for producers who hold a...
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RESOURCES

- DDIS

- EDIS