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Ficus Whitefly, Singhiella simplex, was One of the Most Destructive Landscape Pests

Ficus whitefly damage

Before ficus whitefly, this community was surrounded by a wall of Ficus benjamina. Same hedge, about 6  years after ficus whitefly invasion. Dr. Muhammed Z. Ahmed and Collier County MG Tatiana Burhart evaluate the hedge’s failure. Ficus whiteflies… Read More

EVENT: JAMAS Fruit Class Sept. 22, 2018

Starfruit slices on plate

JAMAS Landscape Fruit Tree Horticulture Class Bummed out about your dying citrus trees? Yearning to learn about other fruit alternatives? Sponsored by: Doug Caldwell, UF|IFAS Landscape Horticulture and Jessica Ryals, Food Sustainability Educator. WHEN: Sat. September 22, 2018–… Read More

Southwest Florida Seed Planting Graph

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 (bush) X X… Read More

Container Vegetable Gardening

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 provide sufficient space… Read More

Event: Demystifying Florida Food Regulations

Demystifying Florida Food Regulations for Food Entrepreneurs Banner

  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 the policies can… Read More

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

earleaf acacia flowers

                                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