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Could this be Avocado Sunblotch Viroid (ASBV)?

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August 30, 2022

Recently, Collier County Extension received an email about strange looking spots on an avocado fruit. A sample was submitted to the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center Plant Diagnostic Clinic to figure out exactly what was causing ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Avocado, Collier County, Collier County Extension, Farms, Small Farms, SWFL, TREC, Tropical Fruit, Tropical Plants, UF/IFAS Extension

Florida’s Cosmetic Manufacturer Exemption


August 26, 2022

In Florida, a person can manufacture certain cosmetic soaps, lotions, moisturizers, and creams in their home per Florida Statute 499.01(2)(p). These specific types of cosmetic manufacturers do not require a license, permit, or inspection of ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: Cosmetic Manufacturer, Cosmetic Manufacturer Exemption, Creams, DBPR, Exemption, Florida Drug And Cosmetic Act, Florida’s Cosmetic Manufacturing Permit Requirements, Jennifer Hagen, License, Lotion, Making Soap, Moisturizers, Soap, Synthetic Detergent

Selling Honey Under Florida’s “Home Sweet Home Act”: What’s all the Buzz?


August 25, 2022

Are you a Florida Beekeeper interested in selling your honey under Florida's cottage food exemption but uncertain of the rules and regulations?As of July 2021, Section 500.80, Florida Statutes, now referred to as the "Home Sweet Home Act," ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Food Safety, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Beekeepers, Bottling Honey, Cottage Food Operations, Cottage Food Operator, Home Sweet Home Act, Honey, Honey Bee, Honey Processors, Jennifer Hagen, Selling Honey In Florida

Register Your Farm on www.SWFLFresh.com

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August 10, 2022

If you are a SWFL farmer selling your products locally or direct to consumer, consider registering your farm on the SWFL Fresh: Choose Local, Choose Fresh website. Who can create a profile? Farmers selling SWFL grown produce, meat, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Branding, Collier County Extension, Farmers, Florida, Local Food, Marketing, Product Marketing, SWFL, Swflfresh, UF/IFAS Extension

Recap: Spring 2022 SWFL Small Farmer Network Meeting on National OJ Day

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May 16, 2022

The Southwest Florida Small Farmer Network is a peer-to-peer network focused on exploring diversified and sustainable farming systems. This group is open to established and beginning farmers in Southwest Florida and hosted by UF/IFAS Extension ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Events, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agribusiness, C.U.P.S., Citrus, National OJ Day, Networking, Small Farmer Network, SWFL, SWFL Small Farmer Network, SWFLSFN

Planning A Tropical Fruit Grove

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April 13, 2022

Planning a successful tropical fruit grove takes a lot of time, resources and understanding of what your goals for production are. When done well, you are not only rewarded with good harvests but also a reduction in mistakes, better use of financial ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Business Planning, Collier County, Enterprise Planning, Fruit, Jeff Wasielewsk, Jessica Ryals, Tropical Fruit

2022 Annual Collier County Ag Tour Recap

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March 30, 2022

In a long-standing tradition, UF/IFAS Extension Collier County hosted the Annual Collier County Ag Tour on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. This annual tour gives participants access to the stories, tastes and sights of farm life from the farmers, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Events, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Collier, Collier County, Collier County Extension, Farmers, Florida, SWFL, UF/IFAS Extension

The Mystery of the Missing Amorphophallus


July 15, 2021

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, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Conservation, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Collier County Extension, Farm Business, Food Business, Landscape, Master Gardener, Stinky Flowers, Sustainability, Unusual Plants

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