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Yearning to Learn about Tropical Fruit? Think JAMAS!


September 8, 2021

Yearning to learn about other fruit alternatives? Think JAMAS: Jackfruit Avocado Mamey sapote Annona Starfruit, plus! Photo 1: JAMAS Fruit The annual Collier County JAMAS class is the brainchild of Dr. "Doug Bug" Caldwell, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Annona, Avocado, Jackfruit, JAMAS, Jeff Wasielewsk, Jessica Ryals, Mamey Sapote, Starfruit, Tropical Fruit, Twyla Leigh

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

Florida Is So Nice Everything Wants To Live Here, Including Non-Native Animals And Plants!


May 15, 2020

“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

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Anole, Brazilian Pepper, Cane Toad, Collier County, Control, Critter Corner, FISAW, FLinvasives, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Invasive Species, Lionfish, Plants, Poisonous, SW FL, Venomous

Olive Shootworm Caterpillars (Palpita persimilis) Can Seriously Defoliate Japanese Ligustrum by Doug Caldwell


October 18, 2019

Top Banner: The caterpillar creates a lot of frass and webs leaves together loosely. (Pic by Lyle J. Buss). 2nd: Caterpillar and frass piles on skeletonized leaf. ( Pic by Doug Caldwell). 3rd pic: The smaller caterpillars skeletonize ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Chewing Insect Pests, Lepidoptera, Oleaceae, Scouting Ornamentals

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