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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
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Try my Super-secret Mango Guacamole Recipe for National Avocado Day 2022

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July 20, 2022

National Avocado Day is July 31, 2022, and I thought it would be a good time to divulge my super-secret mango guacamole recipe. Its sweet, spicy, and tasty. Its a source of monounsaturated fats which can be part of a healthful diet. We can also ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Events, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: #FoodIsOurMiddleName, Avocado, Guacamole, July31, Mango, Monounsaturated, Nationalguacamoleday, Nutritious
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Avocados!

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October 26, 2021

Avocado! One of the major attractions of Florida for many people is our ability to grow a variety of tropical and subtropical fruits. It was at the very top of my list when I decided to return to Florida from a slightly cooler region. Having ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Avocado, Avocado Varieties, EDIS Avocado Growing In The Florida Home Landscape, Florida Avocados, Grow Avocado In Florida, Growing Avocado, Haas Avocado, Home Grown Avocado, Red Avocado
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Yearning to Learn about Tropical Fruit? Think JAMAS!

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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

Decision-support tool using HiPerGator may help manage devastating avocado disease

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November 18, 2020

UF/IFAS researchers are working on a decision-support app to help policy makers and growers decide the best regional treatment options for laurel wilt disease, which is challenging Florida’s $35 million-a-year avocado crop. Laurel wilt ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Avocado, Decision-support Tool, Disease, Disease Transmission, HiPerGator, Horticultural Sciences, Jonathan Crane, Karen Garrett, Laurel Wilt, Plant Pathology, Redbay Ambrosia Beetle, Tropical Research And Education Center

Eating from Backyard Gardens in South Florida


May 15, 2020

The pandemic of 2020 has many families faced with job loss, reduced income, and tight budgets leading to limited food options. Food donation lines are long. Many are in need. Farmers are making local produce available directly to consumers. ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition,
Tags: #Covid-19 Pandemic, Avocado, Carambola, Eating, Eating For Good Health, Eating From South FL Garden, Eating From The Backyard, Economical Meals, Food Safety, Green Beans, Hand Washing, Limited Food Options, Local Food, Local Produce, Mango, Nutritious Meals, Recipes, Star Fruit, Tight Budgets, Tomatoes, UF/IFAS Solutions, Well Balanced Meals

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