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2022 Annual Collier County Ag Tour Recap


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


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


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


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

The Mystery of the Missing Amorphophallus


July 15, 2021

What is Amorphophallus paeoniifolius? A novelty plant in Southwest Florida, Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (A. paeoniifolius) is a favorite of eclectic plant collecting gardeners. Examples of common names are Elephant Foot Yam, Sweet Yam, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Conservation, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Collier County Extension, Farm Business, Food Business, Landscape, Master Gardener, Stinky Flowers, Sustainability, Unusual Plants

Wondering about Your Extension Office Services?


June 30, 2020

We just wanted you to know The UF/IFAS Extension Collier County team is busy serving the community with science-based solutions and helpful resources - even with the changing COVID-19 conditions that are facing us all. Current business hours 8AM ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H, Agriculture, Collier County, Collier County Extension, Doug Caldwell, Fishing, FL Sea Grant, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Master Gardener, Sustainability

Year-Round Lobster Season in Southwest Florida?!


April 17, 2020

Year-round lobster seasons?! Besides the Caribbean spiny lobster (Pannulirus argus), there are 3 other commonly found species of lobster in Florida, the spotted spiny lobster (Panulrius guttatus), Spanish lobster (Scyllarides aequinoctialis) ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Events, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: "beautiful South Florida Plants", Coasts & Marine, Collier County Extension, Cooking, Fishing, FL Sea Grant, Florida Sea Grant, Flseagrant, FWC, Grill, Invertebrate, Lobster, Lobstering, Scuba, Slipper Lobster, Spiny Lobster

A Southwest Florida Guide to Everything You Want to Know About Spiny Lobster!


March 25, 2020

Florida spiny lobster season occurs every year from August 6th-March 31st! Grab some delicious bugs while the season is open and enjoy some fresh from Florida seafood. Read the rest of the blog for information on Florida spiny lobster rules ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Coasts And Marine, Collier, Collier County, Collier County Extension, Diving, Fishing, Flseagrant, FWC, IFASwater, Lobster, Lobster Eggs, Recreational, Scuba Steve, Southwest Florida, Spiny Lobster, UFWildlife, What Do Lobsters Eat
Ficus whitefly damage

Ficus Whitefly, Singhiella simplex, was One of the Most Destructive Landscape Pests


October 9, 2018

Before ficus whitefly, this community was surrounded by a wall of Ficus benjamina. Same hedge, about 6 years after ficus whitefly invasion. Dr. Muhammed Z. Ahmed and Collier County MG Tatiana Burhart evaluate the hedge's failure. Ficus ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: Ahmed, Baeoentedon Balios, Collier County Extension, Doug Caldwell, DPI, Ficus Dieback, IPM, Lady Beetles, UF-IFAS, Whitefly

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