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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

Panhandle Row Crop Short Course – March 7

Farmers from across the Florida Panhandle, as well as southern Alabama and Georgia are invited to attend the 2019 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course. The meeting will be hosted by Jackson County Extension on Thursday, March 7 at the Jackson County...
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New Technology for Commercial Crop Production Webinar

Tuesday, February 26th is the date for the UF/IFAS New Technology for Commercial Crop Production Webinar (VII). You are welcome to join this interactive webinar featuring updates on tropical fruit production,...
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In The Garden February 2019

A Gardener's Perspective February may be the shortest month of the year, but from a gardener’s perspective there is plenty to do. So far the weather has been mild during this late winter month, like it has been for the last few years during the...
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