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UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County

1303 17th Street West

Palmetto, FL 34221

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Hort-Talks (4hours of various CEUs) - There's a lot to learn about horticulture!

Time 9:00am - 1:00pm, $25 includes a mid-morning snack

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August 24th - Weeds, Weeds, Weeds - the legal but invasive kind.

  • Paul Mitola, Field Training Coordinator, Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services will present on Core safety topics
  • Shawn Stead, Environmental Horticulture Production Agent, Hillsborough County, will discuss Weeds and their Controls
  • James P Cuda, Professor Biological Weed Control, UF/IFAS Entomology and Nematology Depart, will show us how to manage invasive weeds sustainably with a focus on biological control.

Oct 5th - Palms from the Pros

  • Monica Elliott, Professor - Plant Pathologist, UF/IFAS Ft. Lauderdale Research Center, will join us to discuss palm problems. Monica will be retiring soon, this maybe her last presentation in our area.
  • Brian Bahder, Asst. Professor - Insect Vector Ecology, UF/IFAS Ft. Lauderdale Research Center, will talk about the vectors of palm diseases.

Dec. 14th - Aquatic and Natural Areas CEUs are the Focus (more to come)


Registration - Registration is required.

Cancellations - If your class is canceled for any reason you will be notified no less than 24 hours prior to class start. We will provide a full refund for cancellations made by Manatee County Extension. Refunds may take up to 30 days to process.

Refunds - Refunds will be made in the event of a class cancellation or if the registrant requests a refund 24 hours prior to the class time.

If you have any questions pertaining to class information or CEUs, please contact Veronica at 941-722-4524 or email veronica1303@ufl.edu.

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