Category: Natural Resources

Southwest Florida Small Farmers Network Meeting Recap 2018

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On Monday, November 5th, small-scale vegetable farmers, cattle ranchers, mushroom growers, food foresters and industry members came together to discuss the opportunities and challenges of small-scale farming in Southwest Florida.                … 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, Naples, FL 34120… 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 pendula ‘Glabrata’ )… Read More

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

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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

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

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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/2018/09/Can-Toad-update-Aug-2018-BLOG-DougC.pdf  and http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/collierco/files/2018/05/Cane-Toad-Johnson-6pp-2017-BLOG.pdf

Value Added Agriculture | Is It Right for Your Farm?

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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

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  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