The photo below and above show a pretty significant infestation of soft scale on a mango tree in Collier County.
Scales are stationary, shell-like insects that can damage trees by feeding on the sap in branches, leaves and fruit and release ... READ MORE
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
Planning a successful tropical fruit grove takes a lot of time, resources and understanding of what your goals for production are. When done well, you are not only rewarded with good harvests but also a reduction in mistakes, better use of financial ... READ MORE
In Florida, inspections have begun for large produce growers under the Food Safety Modernization Act, Produce Safety Rule (FSMA, PSR). While many small farms fall under a qualified exemption under the rule, it's still a good idea to take advantage ... READ MORE
The News-Press - 09/30/2021
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
Yearning to learn about other fruit alternatives?
Photo 1: JAMAS Fruit
The annual Collier County JAMAS class is the brainchild of Dr. "Doug Bug" Caldwell, ... READ MORE
Of Florida’s 47,000 farms, 93% are considered small farms. According the the latest USDA data, in Collier County there are 322 farms, 139 new and beginning farmers and 4% of total farms in the county that sell direct to consumer ... READ MORE
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
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