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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

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

How to Stake a Mango Tree to Control Height

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July 28, 2022

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

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agriculture, Collier County, Collier County Extension, Collier Fruit Growers, Mango, Pruning, Small Farms, Trees, Tropical Fruit

What’s on My Mango Tree?

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June 23, 2022

The photo below and above show a pretty significant infestation of soft scale on a mango tree in Collier County. Scales are stationary, shell-like insects that can damage trees by feeding on the sap in branches, leaves and fruit and release ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Collier County, Integrated Pest Management, Jessica Ryals, Mango, Pests, Scale, Tropical Fruit

Mango Morning with Dr. Jonathan Crane

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June 22, 2022

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

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Collier County, Collier County Extension, Jessica Ryals, Jonathan Crane, Mango, TREC, Tropical Fruit, UF/IFAS Extension

Mulching Tropical Fruit Trees

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May 12, 2022

A successful grove has a lot to do with the right kind of planning, maintenance and production. It seems insignificant at first glance, but one practice that can help set you up for success is mulching. Mulch in a tropical fruit grove is ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Collier County, Farms, Fruit Trees, Mulch, Mulching, Planting, Trees, Tropical Fruit, UF/IFAS Extension

Using Tropical Fruit under the Florida Cottage Food Law

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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

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

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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!

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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

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