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Are Colorful Chicken Eggs Healthier than White Eggs?
The color of an egg shell has influence on people's buying choices. Some believe that brown, green, blue, or pink eggs are healthier than white chicken eggs
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
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
The View from Two Months In
Hello all, and welcome to a brand new year! I’ve been Dean of UF/IFAS Extension now for a little over two months. When I first started, I received a piece of advice from SVP Scott Angle: “Above all, just have fun!” he told me
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 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