Author Archives: ProHort

New Publications from Extension

Amaryllis Lesion Nematode, Pratylenchus hippeastri Inserra (EENY546/IN975) Amaryllis lesion nematode is an important nematode pest of amaryllis in Florida. It reduces plant vigor, flower yield, and bulb size. As the nematodes tunnel through the root, the damaged cells die and … Continue reading

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Laurel Wilt Disease Found in Manatee County

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently confirmed the detection of laurel wilt disease in a Persea sp. from Manatee County. The location was approximately 3 miles west of Myakka City on SR 70 (27.36756, -82.21082). Laurel wilt … Continue reading

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2 New Classes Offered To Growers

Core and Private Applicator Training and Exams To be offered at: Manatee County Extension Service Time/Date: Core 10am-12pm March 19, Private 10am-12pm March 20 Two separate exam prep classes will be held to help you prepare for the Core and … Continue reading

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UF/IFAS Finds Water Supplies Not as Threatened as Believed

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Although reports of drought conditions, water wars and restrictions have often painted a bleak picture of the nation’s water availability, a new University of Florida study (http://news.ufl.edu/2013/01/30/water-supply/) finds that conditions aren’t quite so bad as believed. Jim … Continue reading

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SWFWMD Offers Mini-FARMS Cost-Share Program – 2 of 2

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has established a cost-share program to help producers enrolled in FDACS BMPs purchase on-site weather stations and temperature sensors.  Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Producers who own operations … Continue reading

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Extension is Looking to Hire

Do you know someone looking for a part-time job supporting the? Extension is looking for  part-time worker to replace Kathy Oliver as Ornamental Production IPM Scout / Program Assistant. Kathy is now assisting the Master Gardener program full-time. Here’s the … Continue reading

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SWFWMD Offers Mini-FARMS Cost-Share Program – 1 of 2

For Farms 100 acres or less Available for all Counties within the Southwest Florida Water Management District 75% Reimbursement up to a Maximum of $5,000 Items Eligible for Cost Share Soil Moisture Probes/Tensiometers Soil/Tissue Testing to Determine Fertilizer Recommendations Water … Continue reading

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