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Spiders in the Lanai
As an extension agent in SW Florida, I frequently receive inquiries about spiders in the lanai. The covered outdoor porches here are both ubiquitous and a favored environment for several spider species
Now is a great time to clean your purple martin birdhouses!
Purple martins are the largest swallows in North America and are known for their aerial acrobatics and the glossy purple feathers adoring the males of this species. Purples martins are migratory and arrive in Collier County in early February
What's Going on in Florida
Fish of Florida: Atlantic Tripletail (Lobotes surinamensis) Species Profile
Atlantic Tripletail, Lobotes surinamensis Florida State Record: 40 lbs 13 oz, Ft. Pierce 1998 IGFA World Record: 42 lbs 5 oz, South Africa 1989 For most current tripletail regulations in the Florida please check out this FWC page, for Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic federal regulations check out this tripletail page on the
NFREC Quincy—100 Years of Service and Adaptation
It was the summer of 1978. I had just graduated with a BS degree in Agronomy from the Ohio State University
What’s an On-Farm Readiness Review (OFRR) and how can it help your small farm?
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 of an
Professional networking helps Southwest Florida farmers
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 networks is a great opportunity to learn from peers, mentors, exchange ideas, meet clients, and gain access to resources and opportunity
Carambola (Star Fruit) in Collier County
In the U.S, carambolas, or star fruit, are grown commercially in southern Florida and Hawaii
Yearning to Learn about Tropical Fruit? Think JAMAS!
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, Emeritus Commercial Landscape Horticulture Agent for Collier County Extension