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Cane Toads Start Hoppin’ When the Rain Starts Droppin’- Do You Know Where Your Dog Is?

cane toad

Protect your dog from straying into a Cane toad at night- they can be deadly and/or the consequences expensive to deal with at the veterinarians! See these 2 fact sheets: http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/collierco/files/2018/09/Can-Toad-update-Aug-2018-BLOG-DougC.pdf  and http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/collierco/files/2018/05/Cane-Toad-Johnson-6pp-2017-BLOG.pdf

Florida Native Shrub, Florida Swampprivet, Has Plant Bug Pest (Miridae) that was Discovered in 2010-2011.

privet bug spottin

 The gooey, shmear spotting is the plant bug excrement. When scouting, you may not see the insects, but their spotting gives them away. Tropidosteptes forestierae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae: Mirinae): A New Species of Plant Bug Injuring Ornamental Florida… Read More

Fact Sheet: Ixora leaf spots and chlorosis are common. What to do?

Ixora

What are those purple leaf spots? Why are these leaves yellowing and dying? See this fact sheet (as well as video) to grow healthy ixora:                                 1. To get the fact sheet, click here:  Ixora Spots: A… Read More

FACT SHEETS | Solutions for SW Florida Landscape Publications

Cassia bakeriana

FACT SHEETS | Lawn & Landscape Publications A-Z A Annuals of Fla (pdf – also Bedding Plants) B Bedding Plants (pdf – see also Annuals) Boron Deficiency (pdf) Brazilian Cherry or Grumichama (pdf) Brown Patch in St Augustine Grass… Read More

Geiger Tree Leaf Beetles are Active Now (March 2018) on Marco Island

Geiger Tree Leaf Beetles

  Geiger tree (Cordia sebastena) Top Left to right: Adult beetle; larval skeletonizing damage and; slimy, gross larvae and feeding damage.                                    Egg cluster of the beetle (all photos by Doug Caldwell).  Geiger tree (Cordia sebastena) foliage is… Read More

Head-turner, fragrant flowering shrubs: Brunfelsia americana [Solanaceae] “Lady-of-the-Night’

Brunfelsia americana "Lady of the Night'

My ‘Lady of the Night’ is in full bloom again (previously April 20 and October 10, 2017 ) and now, February 22, 2018. This shrub is stunning when in flower and the bonus (to some people it is… Read More

Birds, Bats & Bees: Integrated Pest Management on Small Farms

Bat house

  Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a broad approach to managing pests on your farm and considers growth of a healthy crop, human health, ecosystem health and economic inputs when using strategies to deter pests. IPM uses a number of techniques,… Read More

INFOGRAPHIC: What’s Fresh in Florida?

What's Fresh in FLorida

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 Consumer… Read More

Event: Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance Orchid Show

Orchid

UF IFAS Extension Collier County and Collier County Parks and Recreation are pleased to join with area orchid enthusiasts to present Orchids in the Park.  A local Orchid Show and Sale located at the North Collier Regional Park… Read More