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Equipment and Tools for a Commercial Tropical Fruit Grove

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February 1, 2023

Jessica M. Ryals, Agriculture & Sustainable Food Systems Agent UF/IFAS Extension Collier County Jeff Wasielewski, Commercial Tropical Fruit Agent UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County Next to labor, equipment can be one of the largest ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Collier County Extension, Enterprise Planning, Equipment, Farming, Jeff Wasielewski, Jessica Ryals, Miami Dade County Extension, Small Farming, Tools, Tropical Fruit, Tropical Fruit Production, UF IFAS Extension

Hurricane Ian Agricultural Impacts in Collier County

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November 2, 2022

In the short 5 years that I have been with UF/IFAS Extension, we have seen two major hurricanes, 2 major wildfires, a freeze and a global pandemic. Hurricane Ian was just the latest event impacting the Collier County agricultural sector, which ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Collier, Collier County, Collier County Extension, Hurricane Ian, Sustainability, SWFL, UF IFAS Extension

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

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

2022 Annual Collier County Ag Tour Recap

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March 30, 2022

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

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Events, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Collier, Collier County, Collier County Extension, Farmers, Florida, SWFL, UF IFAS Extension
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Professional networking helps Southwest Florida farmers

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October 13, 2021

The News-Press - 09/30/2021 Jessica Ryals Guest Columnist USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA Just like other lines of work, building and maintaining relationships is critical for farmers’ professional success. Participating in professional ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Collier County, Collier County Extension, Farmers, Jessica Ryals, Networking, Small Farmer Network, Small Farmers, SWFL, SWFLSFN

Harvesting Longans

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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

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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

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