continuing education units Need Pesticide License CEUs?

We offer pesticide CEUS in a number of formats: Live CEU classes, videos in our office, and online. Details here.


bag of fertilizer Fertilizer Ordinance now in Effect

On May 24th 2011, the Manatee County BOCC passed ordinance 11-21 with the intent of improving water quality. It regulates how, and when professionals and homeowners can apply fertilizer in Manatee County.
The final text of the ordinance is here.
A summary of the important details is here.
More info from Manatee County is here
A comparison of Sarasota, Manatee and Longboat Key ordinances is here. Our calendar of events includes the ability to register online.


lawn careLandscape & Lawn Industries

The purpose of this web site is to give horticulture service providers unbiased and current information for maintaining Florida friendly landscapes. More...

Texas Phoenix Palm DeclineTexas Phoenix Palm Decline

New phytoplasma diseases on palms in
Manatee County and other areas in Florida. Affected palms: Cabbage (Sabal palmetto) Phoenix species (except P. roebilinii), Queen (Syragrus romanzoffianumS) More...

Fusarium declineFusarium Decline

Disease on Queen Palm and Mexican Fan Palm (Washingtonia robusta) found in Manatee County. More...

pink mealybugPink Hibiscus Mealybug

Detected in northwest Manatee County in September 2005 on hybrid hibiscus plants. More...