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Tag: Collier County Extension

Professional networking helps Southwest Florida farmers

The News-Press – 09/30/2021 Jessica Ryals Guest Columnist USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA Just like other lines of work, building and maintaining relationships is critical for farmers’ professional success. Participating in professional networks is a great opportunity to… Read More

Harvesting Longans

Mango season is coming to an end here in Southwest Florida, but the longans are ready to harvest! Longan tree at the UF/IFAS Collier County Extension Grove, Ryals, J. 2021 This delicious fruit tree is well adapted to… Read More

10 Tips for Healthy Backyard Chickens

Have backyard chickens or thinking about raising some? Biosecurity is also known as “Health & Sanitation” and in the video below I outline 10 things you can do keep a healthy flock. The main goals of biosecurity are… Read More

The Mystery of the Missing Amorphophallus

What is Amorphophallus paeoniifolius? A novelty plant in Southwest Florida, Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (A. paeoniifolius) is a favorite of eclectic plant collecting gardeners.  Examples of common names are Elephant Foot Yam, Sweet Yam, Snake Lily or Corpse Flower. Like… Read More

Florida’s Resilient Food System

FloridAgriculture eNews, August 2020 , Florida Farm Bureau  Contributing Author: Jessica Mendes Ryals Sustainable Food Systems Agent, UF/IFAS Extension, Collier County Jessicaryals@ufl.edu The coronavirus is not over. However, slowly but surely our food supply has withstood the impacts…. Read More

Wondering about Your Extension Office Services?

We just wanted you to know The UF/IFAS Extension Collier County team is busy serving the community with science-based solutions and helpful resources – even with the changing COVID-19 conditions that are facing us all. Current business hours… Read More

Year-Round Lobster Season in Southwest Florida?!

Year-round lobster seasons?! Besides the Caribbean spiny lobster (Pannulirus argus), there are 3 other commonly found species of lobster in Florida, the spotted spiny lobster (Panulrius guttatus), Spanish lobster (Scyllarides aequinoctialis) and the ridged slipper lobster (Scyllarides nodifer)…. Read More