Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)
June and July are optimal months to solarize your garden or landscape soil that may be infested with common fungal pathogens or nematode pests. The topics of this free workshop will include how to turn the soil, prepare it, then heat it up to kill pestering pests that you cannot see with the naked eye. Lisa Hickey, Extension Agent, will do hands-on exercises from turning the garden soil to applying visqueen for solarization preparation.
Programs of the Extension Service are available to all without discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, martial status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations.
The Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service provides the educational resources of the University of Florida through materials and training to the citizens of Manatee County. Topics relate to gardening, landscaping, water conservation and more. It is cooperatively funded by Manatee County Government, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (I.F.A.S.) and the United States Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.).
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Manatee County Agriculture & Extension Service
The mission of Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service is to serve the citizens of Manatee County with the best information and educational programming available, thus enabling citizens to solve problems, capitalize on opportunities, and enhance the quality of their lives. This could mean increased agricultural production, energy or water conservation, responding to environmental issues, providing information for families or addressing youth development.