Category: Agriculture

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

NEWLY MOLTED RUSTY MILLIPEDE

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

FACT SHEETS | Solutions for SW Florida Landscape Publications

Cassia bakeriana

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

Geiger Tree Leaf Beetles are Active Now (March 2018) on Marco Island

Geiger Tree Leaf Beetles

  Geiger tree (Cordia sebastena) Top Left to right: Adult beetle; larval skeletonizing damage and; slimy, gross larvae and feeding damage.                                    Egg cluster of the beetle (all photos by Doug Caldwell).  Geiger tree (Cordia sebastena) foliage is… Read More

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

Brunfelsia americana "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

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

Fert applicator water

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?

Value Added Ag

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

Collier County Ag Tour

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

Bat house

  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