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10 Tips for Healthy Backyard Chickens
Have backyard chickens or thinking about raising some? Biosecurity is also known as "Health & Sanitation" and in the video below I outline 10 things you can do keep a healthy flock. The main goals of biosecurity are to help reduce disease transmission and to protect you and your birds from becoming ill
Living and Working Safely In The Florida Sun!
This piece was written by Dr. Lindsey Warner and I stumbled upon the article while checking out the UF Lakewatch Program's awesome newsletter! The sun safety info included was one of the most comprehensive and easy to read summaries I've read and Dr
What's Going on in Florida
Workshop: Mangos and Subtropical Fruit Trees for Your Yard 2021
It’s mango season and it’s also the perfect time to learn how to grow these tropical fruit trees in Southwest Florida. Join the UF|IFAS Extension Collier County team for a half-day workshop and learn how to grow Citrus-Alternative Fruit Trees
A Boost for Hernando County’s Scallop Season
Over the last year, a team of volunteers worked hard to help give the bay scallop population off Hernando's coast a much-needed boost. These volunteers go by the name of "Scallop Sitters
Using Tropical Fruit under the Florida Cottage Food Law
Are you wondering if you can use home-grown tropical fruit from your farm or yard to make allowable or baked Cottage Food items? The short answer is yes. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) notes Cottage Food operators are allowed to use these items in approved foods and you should take care to thoroughly wash homegrown fruits
The Mystery of the Missing Amorphophallus
What is Amorphophallus paeoniifolius? A novelty plant in Southwest Florida, Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (A. paeoniifolius) is a favorite of eclectic plant collecting gardeners
Why Do Chickens Scratch and Peck the Ground?
One of the best things you can do to keep a healthy chicken flock is to observe their behavior. If you’ve ever watched your chickens roam around, you might’ve wondered ---why do they scratch and peck the ground? Chickens seem to be constantly busy
Sunn Hemp and Cowpea as Cover Crops in Florida
Pictured here are two types of summer cover crops used by local Collier County farmer, Nick Batty of Inyoni Organic Farm; Sunn hemp and Cowpea. image 1: sunn hemp and cowpea cover crop mix on organic farm in Collier County Sunn hemp has been grown as a green manure crop in Southeast Asia for centuries and is cultivated in many tropical and subtropical regions around the world