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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

No Rest for the Food Suppliers

Everyone would agree that the last few months have been stressful with the added COVID-19 challenges. The weekly trip to the grocery store has turned into empty shelves and one way aisles. The empty shelves can be frightening to not have food to...
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New institute to address food production and sustainability at global scale

The University of Florida has announced the creation of the UF/IFAS Food Systems Institute, which will bring together the university's top researchers to find solutions to feeding the world in a way that is economically and environmentally...
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Peanut Field Doesn’t Look Just Right? Funding Now Available for Lab Diagnostics

Grant funding is now available to pay for laboratory diagnostics needed to diagnose any visible symptoms in peanut fields.  Covered lab fees include: Soil fertility analysis Plant tissue analysis...
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RESOURCES

- DDIS

- EDIS