Interested in growing your own small food related business? Agents Roy Beckford and Jennifer Hagen of the Lee County Extension Office can help. The Urban Gardening and Micro-Business class series will introduce practical and technical concepts… Read More
Interested in starting a new food related business in Lee County but confused as to what regulatory agency regulates what in Florida? There are three main agencies that regulate food establishments in Florida: the Department of Health, the… Read More
Q and A: I noticed mushrooms growing under my oak tree. They barely make it out of the ground and never get too big. In the end, they break open and expel a lot of black dust. What are they and will they hurt my tree?
From David, Lehigh Acres Answer: This is a species of Scleroderma. These are ectomycorrhizal fungi that form symbiotic relationships with some tree, particularly pines and oaks here in Florida, but also some other species (for… Read More
Q and A: I have recently purchased several acres and am having a hard time getting rid of air potato. Can you provide me with some information?
from S.H., in North Fort Myers Answer: Florida is home to many exotic invasive plants. The air potato (Dioscorea bulbifera) is one of many. Control of exotic/invasive plants can be difficult and tiring. There are… Read More
The beach sunflower is a fast-growing ground cover. The beach sunflower is a highly salt-tolerant plant that thrives in sandy, well-drained soil in full sun. It can be found growing naturally on sand dunes and… Read More
Join Steven Brown as he uncovers what is behind the sickly Washington Palms.
Ganoderma Butt Rot is a Frequently Occurring Fungal Disease of Florida Palms. The Fungus Produces Several Large Fruiting Bodies, Known as Conks, at the Very Bottom of the Trunks. All photos taken by Stephen H…. Read More