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

Head-turner, fragrant flowering shrubs: Brunfelsia americana [Solanaceae] “Lady-of-the-Night’

My ‘Lady of the Night’ is in full bloom again (previously April 20 and October 10, 2017 ) and now, February 22, 2018. This shrub is stunning when in flower and the bonus (to some people it is… Read More

Pine Beetles

Pines Beetles Inhabit Dying Slash Pines, but are not Primary Cause Since Hurricane Irma (Sept. 10, 2017), there has been a steady increase in the number of homeowners contacting the Collier County University Extension office about bark beetles and… Read More

Event: Landscape Fertilizer Calibration: Lawns and Trees on February 13, 2018

This training provides landscape professionals more in-depth knowledge about fertilization than the Green Industries Best Management Practices program, and includes skill-building opportunities related to proper fertilization. This training emphasizes the minimization of nonpoint source pollution to conserve and… Read More

Value Added Agriculture | Is It Right for Your Farm?

In response to declining net farm income, many farmers are being advised to engage in “value added activities” to survive. However, considering a new enterprise in your business comes with risks and time must be spent assessing and planning to determine… Read More

EVENT: Collier County Agricultural Tour Wednesday, March 21st 2018

Take a “Behind-the-Scenes” Tour of Collier County’s Agricultural Operations On Wednesday, March 21st 2018 the Collier County UF/IFAS Extension presents an all-day bus tour highlighting the vibrant agriculture of the region. This year the Ag Tour will showcase… Read More

Birds, Bats & Bees: Integrated Pest Management on Small Farms

  Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a broad approach to managing pests on your farm and considers growth of a healthy crop, human health, ecosystem health and economic inputs when using strategies to deter pests. IPM uses a number of techniques,… Read More