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Application Deadline Approaching for Financial Assistance

Deadline is October 21st! Time is running out for Florida farmers,ranchers and forest owners to apply for financial and technical assistance for FY2017 by the deadline from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Find out how to apply from your district conservationist for Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte, Israel Vega, Sarasota Field Office, 941-907-0011, and  For more information, click here.

 2016 Farm City Week Schedule of Events

November 9-19, 2016 - We're celebrating "Youth in Agriculture" with a variety of agriculture-related events during this year's Farm City Week. To view the complete schedule, click here.

Creeping Indigo Fact Sheet

Find out more about this toxic weed here.

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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