In the 5 short years that I have been with UF/IFAS Extension, we have seen two major hurricanes, 2 major wildfires, a freeze and a global pandemic. Hurricane Ian was just the latest event impacting the Collier County agricultural sector, which ... READ MORE
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
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
Here in South West Florida gardening during the summertime can have many obstacles. The extreme temperatures make it hard to grow many vegetables but one that strives even in the heat is the okra. If you plan on gardening in the summer you may ... READ MORE
“Invasions of exotic species cost Floridians over $500 million per year” -Ivegot1.org. May 16th-23rd is Florida Invasive Species Awareness Week and there will be plenty of educational resources to check out during this time to expand your ... READ MORE
We are pleased to announce the Southwest Florida Small Farmers Network Meeting @ Oakes Demo Farm in Naples, FL
WHEN: Monday, November 5, 2018
TIME: 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
WHERE: Oakes Demo Farm, Deer Run Lane, Naples, FL 34120
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Eating in season in Florida can be a real treat! And this time of the year we have a variety of vegetables and fruits available at grocery stores, farmer's markets, farm stands and CSAs.
According the Florida Department of Agriculture and ... READ MORE
Below you'll find forms and instructions on soil tests, water tests, plant disease tests, nematode tests. All testing must be sent to Gainesville. Plant or insect ID are available here.
Plant ... READ MORE