Jessica M. Ryals, Agriculture & Sustainable Food Systems Agent UF/IFAS Extension Collier County
Jeff Wasielewski, Commercial Tropical Fruit Agent UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County
Next to labor, equipment can be one of the largest ... READ MORE
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
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
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
A successful grove has a lot to do with the right kind of planning, maintenance and production. It seems insignificant at first glance, but one practice that can help set you up for success is mulching.
Mulch in a tropical fruit grove is ... 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 the U.S, carambolas, or star fruit, are grown commercially in southern Florida and Hawaii. Commercial growers can be found in Dade, Lee, Broward, Palm Beach and small producers popping up in Collier County.
Star fruit can be known as ... 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
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