Most people probably know about the struggles faced by residents and businesspeople in Lee County and the rest of Fort Myers in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
But you might not know that farms dot the seaside landscape of Pine Island, off ... READ MORE
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
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
Mangoes are the king of fruits. Of all the fruits in the world, the mango reigns supreme. Mangoes are grown throughout the frost-free world for their juicy, sweet fruits. There are thousands of mango varieties. Mangoes can be large or small, ... READ MORE
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
Are you wondering if you can use home-grown tropical fruit from your farm or yard to make allowable or baked Cottage Food items?
The short answer is yes. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) notes Cottage Food ... READ MORE
It’s mango season and it’s also the perfect time to learn how to grow these tropical fruit trees in Southwest Florida.
Join the UF|IFAS Extension Collier County team for a half-day workshop and learn how to grow Citrus-Alternative ... READ MORE
The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and Northern Territory of Australia have signed a memorandum of understanding.
At the core of the agreement is the exchange of technical expertise among ... READ MORE
Scales are small, stationary, shell-like insects on leaf, stems or fruit surfaces. They are flat or pear-shaped, white or grey. There are several kinds of scales that can be found on the upper or under surface of leaves. The female scale lays ... READ MORE