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Spring Farm Tour

March 11, 2016 - Are you interested in learning more about Manatee County agriculture? Then you can't miss this tour!  See firsthand different types of agricultural operations and discover for yourself the importance of our local agriculture.  Seats fill fast, so register now to reserve your spot on the tour.  To register, contact Gail Somodi at (941) 907-0011 ext. 101.  Click here for more information.


Creeping Indigo Fact Sheet

Find out more about this toxic weed here.

 Water-Wise Landscaping Awards Program

The Water-Wise Awards program is designed to recognize attractive, water conserving landscapes for homes and businesses. The program recognizes examples of outstanding Florida-Friendly, water-wise landscaping within the community. For more information click here

Extension Video Spotlight

GI-BMP LogoManatee County Fertilizer Ordinance Training

Free online Landscape Best Management Practices (BMP) training now available in English and Spanish click here.

If you apply fertilizer click here for more information on  Green Industries Best Management Practices.

Click here for a list of Manatee County companies that can apply fertilizer in Manatee County.

watering canMobile Irrigation Lab

Here's a valuable opportunity to conserve potable irrigation water use and save money!  The Manatee County's Mobile Irrigation Lab will come to your residence or business to examine your irrigation practices and make specific recommendations to curtail water waste and improve your landscape.  Possible rebate for reduced potable water use is available!   More...

orangesCitrus Greening & Citrus Canker Resources

Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC)
CREC Citrus Canker Extension  More...
CREC Citrus Greening Extension  More...

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Printable Driving Directions to the Extension Office - click here.

Facility Use Agreement Form - click here.


Quarterly Calendar of Events for Residential Classes - click here.