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What’s on My Mango Tree?

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June 23, 2022

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

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Collier County, Integrated Pest Management, Jessica Ryals, Mango, Pests, Scale, 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

Planning A Tropical Fruit Grove

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April 13, 2022

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

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Business Planning, Collier County, Enterprise Planning, Fruit, Jeff Wasielewsk, Jessica Ryals, Tropical Fruit

What’s an On-Farm Readiness Review (OFRR) and how can it help your small farm?

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October 14, 2021

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

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Collier County, Farm Food Safety, FDACS, Food Safety, Jessica Ryals, OFRR, Small Farms, 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
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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

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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