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Harvesting Longans


August 4, 2021

Mango season is coming to an end here in Southwest Florida, but the longans are ready to harvest! Longan tree at the UF/IFAS Collier County Extension Grove, Ryals, J. 2021 This delicious fruit tree is well adapted to tropical climates ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes
Tags: Agriculture, Collier County, Collier County Extension, Fruit, Fruit Trees, Harvest, Jessica Ryals, Longan, Pruning, Small Farm, Small Farmers, Small Farms, Summer, SWFL, Tropical Fruit

10 Tips for Healthy Backyard Chickens


July 28, 2021

Have backyard chickens or thinking about raising some? Biosecurity is also known as "Health & Sanitation" and in the video below I outline 10 things you can do keep a healthy flock. The main goals of biosecurity are to help ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Work & Life
Tags: Agriculture, Backyard Chickens, Biosecurity, Chickens, Collier County, Collier County Extension, Eggs, Health, Jessica Ryals

Using Tropical Fruit under the Florida Cottage Food Law


July 16, 2021

Are you wondering if you can use home-grown tropical fruit from your farm or yard to make allowable or baked Cottage Food items? The short answer is yes. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) notes Cottage Food ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Collier County, Cottage Food, Entrepreneurship, Farm Business, Hobby Farm, Home Business, Home Gardening, Mango, Regulations, Small Business, Small Farm, Tropical Fruit

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

Panko Encrusted Mangrove Snapper with Apricot Pineapple Sauce! Florida Seafood at Your Fingertips LIVE!


September 24, 2020

Seafood at your fingertips is back and with fried fish?! Frying may not be the healthiest method of cooking but having a fish fry is my favorite way of preparing what I catch! I often choose to fried not only because I love the crispy delicious ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Events, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Apricot, Collier, Collier County, Cooking, Cooking Demo, Eat Seafood America, Fillet, Fishing, FL Sea Grant, Florida, Florida Sea Grant, Fried Fish, Fried Snapper, FWC, Gray Snapper, How To, Mangrove Snapper, Panko, Pineapple, Recipe, Red Snapper, Regulations, Restaurant, Sea Grant, SFAYFT, Snapper, Southwest Florida, Spearfishing, SW FL

Grilled Red Grouper with Sweet Mango Salsa: Florida Seafood at Your Fingertips LIVE!


August 5, 2020

Seafood at Your Fingertips Live is going tropical! Summer is in full swing and mangos are ripe for the picking! Try your hand at preparing this nutritious, sweet, savory and refreshing seafood dish! The proportion of the ingredients in this ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Events, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Livestock, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Collier, Cook Your Catch, Eat Seafood America, Fish, Fish Fillet, Fishing, FL Sea Grant, Florida Sea Grant, Grilled Fish, Grouper, Grouper Recipes, Mango, Mango Salsa, More Fish Please, Red Grouper, Salsa, Sea Grant, Seafood, Seafood At Your Fingertips, Seafood Restaurant, SFAYFT, Sweet Mango

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

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