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Category: Agriculture

Rugose Spiraling Whitefly (Aleurodicus rugioperculatus: Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) Popping Up on Coconut Palms- Oct. 2018

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               Above: Spiraling whiteflies smother a gumbo-limbo (Pic: Kim Gable, UF |IFAS Extension Key West). Bottom: Close-up of spiraling whitefly (Pic. Holly Glenn, UF|IFAS Homestead TREC). Note the sucking mouthparts.   The Rugose spiraling whitefly… Read More

Event: Southwest Florida Small Farmers Network Meeting November 5th

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We are pleased to announce the Southwest Florida Small Farmers Network Meeting @ Oakes Demo Farm in Naples, FL WHEN: Monday, November 5, 2018 TIME: 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM WHERE: Oakes Demo Farm, Deer Run Lane,… Read More

Southwest Florida Seed Planting Graph contact Jessica Ryals, Collier Co. Extension Sustainable Food Systems jessicaryals@ufl.edu

Vegetable bounty

This Plating calendar was compiled by Donna Glembin, Collier County Master Gardener and Isabel Way, FYN and MG Coordinator. Happy Gardening! Crop/Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Beans… Read More

Container Vegetable Gardening Collier County Contact, Sustainable Food Systems – jessicaryals@ufl.edu

Vegetable bounty

If your vegetable gardening is limited by insufficient space or an unsuitable area, consider the possibility of raising fresh, nutritious, homegrown vegetables in containers. A window sill, a patio, a balcony or a doorstep will… Read More

Event: Demystifying Florida Food Regulations

  Demystifying Florida Food Regulations – Roundtable of federal and state food regulators and open discussion. Interested in starting a Food Business in Florida? Food regulations can be complex to understand and uncertainties in interpreting… Read More

Yellow Flowers of Invasive Earleaf Acacia and Christmas Senna Easy to Spot in November-December!

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                                Above: The earleaf acacia (Acacia auriculiformis) grows to 40 feet tall and has unique curled, “ear” -whose ear? seed pods and unique, elongate leaves with parallel veins. Right, above: Compare the Christmas senna (Senna… 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… Read More