Hurricane Ian made landfall on Sept. 28, and the vast storm surge from this event pushed extensive amounts of water into coastal areas. The mangroves that line our Florida coasts were in some cases completely submerged and the vast amounts of ... 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
Mangos are potentially very large trees that can get out of hand if left unmanaged for height and shape. In hurricane prone areas, it is recommended to regularly prune mango trees to limit vertical growth and encourage horizontal growth.
Controlling ... READ MORE
Using pesticides requires testing and licensing by FDACS because exposure to some pesticides can be harmful to humans, wildlife, and environment. Getting a “pesticide license” usually requires a test and continual renewal by obtaining ... READ MORE
It’s mango season and it’s also the perfect time to learn how to grow these tropical fruit trees in South Florida.
This year, our featured speaker for Mango Morning with UF/IFAS Extension was Dr. Jonathan Crane, Tropical Research & ... READ MORE
Everyone is talking about butt rott -- Ganoderma butt rott that is! Lately I've had more phone calls than ever from homeowners seeking to identify the strange fungus growing out of their palm trees and wondering what to do next.
All palm ... READ MORE
Almaco Jack, Seriola rivoliana
Florida State Record: 35 lbs 8 oz, Destin Florida
International Game and Fish Association World Record: 136 lbs 0 oz, Japan 2020
For most current almaco jack regulations in the Florida please check out this ... READ MORE
As an extension agent in SW Florida, I frequently receive inquiries about spiders in the lanai. The covered outdoor porches here are both ubiquitous and a favored environment for several spider species. There are ~58 spider species in Florida ... READ MORE
In the U.S, carambolas, or star fruit, are grown commercially in southern Florida and Hawaii. Commercial growers can be found in Dade, Lee, Broward, Palm Beach and small producers popping up in Collier County.
Star fruit can be known as ... READ MORE
Yearning to learn about other fruit alternatives?
Photo 1: JAMAS Fruit
The annual Collier County JAMAS class is the brainchild of Dr. "Doug Bug" Caldwell, ... READ MORE