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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

World Soil Day is December 5th. This is what you can do!

World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on December 5th to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources. An international day to celebrate soil was recommended by the...
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Hurricane Michael Agricultural Damage Assessment and Economic Impacts

October 10, 2018 will be a date that farmers and ranchers in the Central Panhandle of Florida will never forget as long as they live.  Hurricane Michael landed in Bay County with 155 mph winds (Category 5 = 157 mph), the most powerful winds...
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Easy Herbs for Central Florida

With fewer pests and cooler weather, winter is a great time to grow culinary herbs in Osceola County. Below are a few of my favorite and most-used herbs. All of these herbs can be grown from seed, or you can buy seedling plants and have a...
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