The Southwest Florida Small Farmer Network is a peer-to-peer network focused on exploring diversified and sustainable farming systems. This group is open to established and beginning farmers in Southwest Florida and hosted by UF/IFAS Extension ... READ MORE
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
In a long-standing tradition, UF/IFAS Extension Collier County hosted the Annual Collier County Ag Tour on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. This annual tour gives participants access to the stories, tastes and sights of farm life from the farmers, ... READ MORE
The color of an egg shell has influence on people's buying choices. Some believe that brown, green, blue, or pink eggs are healthier than white chicken eggs.
The truth is, there is no nutritional difference between colorful chicken eggs and ... READ MORE
During the summers in Florida, many house owners are looking for more ways to get outdoors. Vegetable gardening is a wonderful pass time; however, here in the sunshine state the high temperatures make it difficult to grow all year round. Sometimes ... READ MORE
Due to COVID-19, we are canceling the in person meeting at the Estates Library (originally scheduled for Saturday, May 23rd at 1:00 PM). We're going virtual on Wednesday, June 3rd at 6:00PM. We hope you can log on for the Collier County Small ... READ MORE
Above: Crossandra are very tender and will brown out when temperatures dip below 45 degrees or so. Below: Ixoras are sensitive as well and will defoliate all their leaves, it seems almost simultaneously, about 2 days after a cold ... READ MORE
Above: Dr. Elias Bassil shows Twyla Leigh the vanilla orchid's development. Next: Developing vanilla orchid fruit pods ("beans") in the UF|IFAS TREC Bassil Lab & shadehouse.
[Banner picture and orchid flower views by ... READ MORE
These piles of dirt are accumulated frass and silk webbing from a caterpillar, [Pyralidae: Penthesilea
difficilis], tunneling inside the stem (photo with flower and frass by Stephen Brown, UF|IFAS Extension Lee Co.)There isn't too much one ... READ MORE