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UF/IFAS Extension
Collier County

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Naples, FL 34105


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Florida’s Cosmetic Manufacturer Exemption
In Florida, a person can manufacture certain cosmetic soaps, lotions, moisturizers, and creams in their home per Florida Statute 499.01(2)(p)


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A New Greater Amberjack Tagging Study?! Find Out How To Help Science and Get Paid!
Reef donkeys, amber tuna and AJs are all titles you may have heard for the greater amberjack (GAJ) but if you can’t remember this species’ name, you sure will remember the first time you caught one as these fish provide legendary fights that often result in winded fishermen, gear tangles and a heck of a story. To be sure we can continue to share some epic angling tales around a bowl of


Prepare for Hurricane Ian
SEPT. 26, 2022 (10 AM) -- Hurricane Ian is approaching the Gulf of Mexico and is on a path to impact the west coast of Florida


Selling Honey Under Florida’s “Home Sweet Home Act”: What’s all the Buzz?
Are you a Florida Beekeeper interested in selling your honey under Florida's cottage food exemption but uncertain of the rules and regulations?As of July 2021, Section 500.80, Florida Statutes, now referred to as the "Home Sweet Home Act," reformed the rules to Florida's cottage food exemption that allows individuals to manufacture, sell, and store certain types of "cottage foods" (including honey) in an unlicensed kitchen


Register Your Farm on
If you are a SWFL farmer selling your products locally or direct to consumer, consider registering your farm on the .


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    How to Stake a Mango Tree to Control Height
    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


    How to obtain a pesticide license
    Using pesticides requires testing and licensing by FDACS because exposure to some pesticides can be harmful to humans, wildlife, and environment.  Getting a “pesticide license” usually requires a test and continual renewal by obtaining CEUs (continuing education units)