Steps to Yard Recognition To receive Florida Yard & Neighborhoods recognition, your landscape: Must be free of invasive exotic plants. Meets the standards of the community in which they are located. Should be attractive to the general public. … Read More
Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program | Commercial Properties and Community Associations | Collier County Extension
Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program for Commercial Properties and Community Associations in Collier County The Community Associations Program is based on the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ principles. The program offers on-site landscape evaluations to managers, officers and board members of community associations, and… Read More
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
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
Staining is caused by caterpillar frass and string-bean-like mite galls, not plant leaves or fruit. It doesn’t occur every year so there is no need to remove trees because of the staining. In an attempt to reduce homeowner… Read More
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
If you enjoy growing your own fruits and vegetables, come to the UF/IFAS Extension Collier County workshop to learn all the different ways you can preserve your harvest at home. Preserving and processing foods at home also means… Read More
Royal Palm Bug (Xylastodoris luteolus) Attacks New Growth, Spear Leaf Fronds and Leaflets. Neonics are Effective for Royal Palm Bug Control.
Above: Royal palm bugs and fecal spotting in unopened frond. Find publication here: http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/collierco/files/2018/03/Royal_Palm_Bug_mgmt_Caldwell__Ali_FSHS_proceedings1.pdf Damage by the royal palm bug is most severe in spring and early summer. The populations then apparently subside until the following spring … Read More
Sign up for your child to come for a week of fun and adventure! Collier County 4-H camp is held at Camp Cloverleaf in Lake Placid, Florida. June 4-8, 2018. Campers will have an exciting week… Read More
Florida Native Shrub, Florida Swampprivet, Has Plant Bug Pest (Miridae) that was Discovered in 2010-2011.
The gooey, shmear spotting is the plant bug excrement. When scouting, you may not see the insects, but their spotting gives them away. Tropidosteptes forestierae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae: Mirinae): A New Species of Plant Bug Injuring Ornamental Florida… Read More