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FACT SHEETS | Solutions for SW Florida Landscape Publications

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FACT SHEETS | Lawn & Landscape Publications A-Z A Annuals of Fla (pdf – also Bedding Plants) B Bedding Plants (pdf – see also Annuals) Boron Deficiency (pdf) Brazilian Cherry or Grumichama (pdf) Brown Patch in St Augustine Grass… Read More

Collier County Extension Building Takes a Hurricane Hit

Hurricane Irma Damage of IFAS Bldg

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

UF/IFAS Collier Extension Releases “Get Growing!” Gardening Website

UF/IFAS Collier Extension Office is always looking for new and innovative ways to continue living their mission. This entails providing knowledge in agricultural, human, and natural resources to surrounding communities. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are looking… Read More

African Pompano Ceviche!: Florida Seafood at your Fingertips LIVE!

Ceviche Looking for a cool, tangy, delicious summertime snack? Look no further and prepare yourself some ceviche using fresh from Florida seafood! Ceviche is a dish that has been adopted by many Latin American cultures and each has… Read More

Florida Is So Nice Everything Wants To Live Here, Including Non-Native Animals And Plants!

“Invasions of exotic species cost Floridians over $500 million per year” -Ivegot1.org. May 16th-23rd is Florida Invasive Species Awareness Week and there will be plenty of educational resources to check out during this time to expand your knowledge… Read More

Amberjacks? A Complete Guide Of What You Need To Know Before The Season Opens.

Greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) season is opening this Friday May 1-31st and again August 1st– October 31st in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters here in Florida (regulations here). I thought this would be the perfect opportunity… Read More

COVID Cane Toad Removal

With many Floridians following the Governor’s safer at home order, homeowners have gotten to know their yard and neighborhood landscaping extremely well! One activity you can participate in while on your walks is the removal of invasive cane… Read More

Year-Round Lobster Season in Southwest Florida?!

Year-round lobster seasons?! Besides the Caribbean spiny lobster (Pannulirus argus), there are 3 other commonly found species of lobster in Florida, the spotted spiny lobster (Panulrius guttatus), Spanish lobster (Scyllarides aequinoctialis) and the ridged slipper lobster (Scyllarides nodifer)…. Read More

Smoking Fish With A Sea Grant Agent

This write -chronicles a Sea Grant agent’s first attempt at smoking fish. Did it go perfectly? No. Did it end up tasting great? Yes. Did he learn something about smoking? Also yes. Follow me on my fish smoking… Read More

Helping Buyers and Sellers Connect During COVID-19 Disruptions to Florida Food Markets

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but recent limits on… Read More

Agritourism and U-Pick Operations: Essential Services and Activities During COVID-19 Emergency (FL Executive Order 20-91)

COVID-19 has already had significant impacts on our food systems and you may be wondering what the Governor’s new “stay at home order” means for your agritourism and u-pick operation. Governor DeSantis and his team used the Department… Read More