Author Archives: Kathy

About Kathy

Urban Horticulture Program Assistant with UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County.

NRCS Funding Programs For Growers

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has announced their deadline for Farm Bill funding programs.  For 2013 funding, the cut-off date to apply for EQIP, WHIP, and CSP is November 16, 2012. By the cut-off date you must submit a program … Continue reading

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Farm Labor Supervisor Training

UF/IFAS Extension is offering a one-day training program in English or Spanish for anyone who supervises farm/ag labor including growers, contractors, crew leaders, drivers, and office staff.  In our area, the program will be held at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center … Continue reading

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UF/IFAS CEU Day on August 21

Another opportunity to earn pesticide CEUs is coming up on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 with the UF/IFAS CEU Day.  The training will be offered at Manatee County Extension and other area locations via teleconferencing.  Up to 6 CEUs are available in numerous pesticide … Continue reading

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Business Marketing and Management Seminar

Winfield Solutions will host a business seminar at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Balm on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Dr. Charlie Hall from Texas A&M and Dr. Alan Hodges from the University of Florida will … Continue reading

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“Exporting to Canada” Workshop

If you ship plants to Canada or are thinking of doing so, consider attending this upcoming workshop on “Exporting to Canada”.  It will be held at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka on Tuesday, July 31, 9:30 – 2:00.  FNGLA … Continue reading

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New Nursery Publications on EDIS

Three new UF/IFAS publications related to nursery/greenhouse production have been posted on the Electronic Data Information Source (EDIS) website: Measuring the Irrigation Requirement of Container-Grown Nursery Plants (ENH1197/EP458)                                                    Three factors determine the irrigation requirement for container-grown crops: evapotranspiration, capture factor, … Continue reading

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Pest Alert – Gladiolus Rust

For the third year in a row, gladiolus rust (Uromyces transversalis) has been confirmed in Manatee County according to a phytosanitary alert issued by the North American Plant Protection Organization http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=520. Gladiolus rust is a quarantine pest that infects members of … Continue reading

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