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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

Hydroponics: NFT System


July 29, 2022

Each year we have less agricultural land available, making it more difficult for farmers to acquire land to grow crops due to urban development increases in Florida. From 2010 to 2019, Florida’s population grew 14.2% to become the third ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Hydroponics, Hydroponic_NFT, Polk County, Polksmallfarms, Small Farms, UF-IFAS

Hidropónicos: SISTEMA NFT


July 29, 2022

Cada año tenemos menos tierras agrícolas disponibles, lo que dificulta que los agricultores adquieran terreno para sus cultivos debido al aumento del desarrollo urbano en Florida. Del 2010 a 2019, la población de Florida creció un ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: En Espanol, Español, Hydroponics, Hydroponic_NFT, Polk County, Polksmallfarms, Small Farms, UF-IFAS

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
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Pollos de Corral: Bioseguridad


April 1, 2022

Es importante mantener una parvada de pollos de corral saludable. Un pollo enfermo puede infectar a toda la parvada con una enfermedad, creando problemas que pueden, en ciertos casos, resultar en la muerte. Para ayudarnos a minimizar el riesgo ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Biosecurity, Chicken Health, En Espanol, Español, Polk County FL, Polksmallfarms, Pollos De Corral, Small Farms, UF-IFAS
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Backyard Chickens: Biosecurity


April 1, 2022

It is important to maintain a healthy backyard flock. One unhealthy chicken can infect the entire flock with a disease, creating problems that can, in certain cases, result in death. To help us minimize the risk of diseases and pest infestations, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Backyard Chickens, Biosecurity, Chicken Health, Polk County FL, Polk Small Farms, Small Farms, UF-IFAS

Plagas de las fincas de Florida: Ácaros Varroa


February 17, 2022

Existen múltiples problemas que pueden afectar negativamente a las abejas de miel occidentales. Estos problemas pueden incluir la falta de recursos como las flores, condiciones climáticas adversas, enfermedades, uso inadecuado de pesticidas ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Beekeeping, Bees, En Espanol, Español, Honeybees, Pest Management, Polk County FL, Polksmallfarms, Small Farms, Spanish, UF-IFAS

Florida Farm Pests: Varroa Mites


February 17, 2022

There are multiples problems that can harm the Western Honeybees. These problems can include a lack of resources such as flowers, harsh weather conditions, diseases, inadequate used of pesticides, and pest infestations such as Small Hive ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, Pests & Disease
Tags: Beekeeping, Bees, Honeybees, Pest Management, Polk County FL, Polksmallfarms, Small Farms, UF-IFAS, Varroa Mites

Plagas de las Fincas de Florida: Pulgones


January 6, 2022

Existen múltiples plagas que pueden tener un efecto negativo en nuestros cultivos y plantas ornamentales. Una de estas plagas son los pulgones. Los pulgones son pequeños insectos que se consideran plagas en todo el mundo. Tienen un cuerpo ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Aphids, Farm Planning And Management, Pests, Plant Pests, Polksmallfarms, Pulgones, Small Farms, Spanish, UF-IFAS

Florida Farm Pests: Aphids


January 6, 2022

There are multiple pests that can have a negative effect on our crops and ornamental plants. One of these pests are aphids. Aphids are small insects that are considered pests around the world. They have a soft body, shaped like a pear, and depending ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Aphids, Farm Planning And Management, Pests, Plant Pests, Polksmallfarms, Small Farms, UF-IFAS

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