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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.

Are you searching for the location where we grow these crops as well as other agricultural commodities like fruits, aquaculture (like oysters and clams), beef, or nursery plants?

Visit our Manatee County GIS map that allows public searching for local, fresh commodities. 

You can search by the food category (fruit, vegetable, seafood, beef, bamboo, and more), or by a location near your home, or by a specific business type (Farmer’s market or produce stand, organic, U-pick, agrotourism, hydroponics or a variety of types). The map also assists growers in locations to sell their products.

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

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Contact:

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

Current Vegetable Blogs

Virtual Row Crop Field Days

The Northeast Regional Row Crop Working Group has put together a selection of virtual field days for you to enjoy! See the latest updates on UF research trials, important relevant topics, and other resources. Check out the story maps...
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2021 UF/IFAS Peanut Field Day Highlight Video

The annual Peanut Field Day, hosted by the University of Florida, was held on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at the North Florida Research and Education Center, near Marianna, Florida.  The highlights from this event were captured in a video...
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Celebrate National Guacamole Day with 4-H!

September 16 is National Guacamole Day but avocados can be used as part of a healthy diet for your family throughout the year in a number of ways.   There are actually entire restaurants based on building a menu around avocados such as the ...
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RESOURCES

- Small Farm Program

- DDIS

- EDIS

- FL Ag Statistics Service

- Local Fact Sheets

- FL Fruit & Veg Assoc

- FL Strawberry Grower Assoc

- Florida Tomato Committee