Collier County Extension Building Takes a Hurricane Hit

Hurricane Irma roared through Collier County taking roofs, screens, signs, trees, foliage, electricity and cell phone service. The UF IFAS Extension Collier County building was hit hard. The metal roof was ripped off, the ceiling collapsed and there… Read More

2018 Collier County Tropical Fruit Road Tour

  It’s mango season and it’s also the perfect time to learn how to grow tropical fruit trees in Southwest Florida. Join the UF/IFAS Extension Collier county team for a half-day workshop to learn how to grow Citrus-Alternative… Read More

EVENT: 2018 Naples Yard and Garden Show | Collier County Extension

Naples Yard and Garden Show October 20th and 21st, 2018 Do you want to learn more about how to grow orchids or bonsai successfully? Or you simply want to learn about fruit tree pruning or unique container design?… Read More

Annoying Creeping “Worms” Inside Homes and Everywhere Are Most Likely Millipedes

This year, I’ve had more calls about roaming “worms”  before rainy season than ever before (usually they move inside a few weeks after rainy season stops).  “What are all these crunchy worms on our lanai and side walls and in… Read More

Does Your Driveway Suddenly Have Rusty Staining Under the Old Bucida (Black Olive) Tree?

Staining is caused by caterpillar frass and string-bean-like mite galls, not plant leaves or fruit. It doesn’t occur every year so there is no need to remove trees because of the staining. In an attempt to reduce homeowner… Read More

Cane Toads Start Hoppin’ When the Rain Starts Droppin’- Do You Know Where Your Dog Is?

Protect your dog from straying into a Cane toad at night- they can be deadly and/or the consequences expensive to deal with at the veterinarians! See these 2 fact sheets: http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/collierco/files/2018/05/Cane-Toad-Poisonous-Exotic-Caldwell-BLOG-4pp.pdf      and http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/collierco/files/2018/05/Cane-Toad-Johnson-6pp-2017-BLOG.pdf

WORKSHOP: Food Preservation 101 May 16, 2018

If you enjoy growing your own fruits and vegetables, come to the UF/IFAS Extension Collier County workshop to learn all the different ways you can preserve your harvest at home. Preserving and processing foods at home also means… Read More