Natural Heat-Related Deaths in Florida: 2010–2020

This publication discusses heat-related deaths in Florida from 2010 to 2020 and presents safety recommendations as well as useful resources to prevent heat-related illnesses. Written by Serap Gorucu, Clyde Fraisse, and Ziwen Yu, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, May 2021.
Released On: 06-21-2021

2020 UF/IFAS Extension Industrial Hemp Permitted Acreage Report

The year 2020 marked the first time that commercial industrial hemp was legally grown in the state of Florida. This publication is intended as a reference for permitted acreage in hemp for members of the Florida hemp industry, associated trades, and agencies. Written by Matt Smith, Christian T. Christensen, and Zachary Brym, and published by the UF/IFAS Agronomy Department, May 2021.
Released On: 06-21-2021

Small-to-Medium-Scale Sensory Evaluation of Horticultural Crops: Sensory Testing Methods

This new 7-page publication of the Environmental Horticulture Department is fourth in a series designed to assist small-to-medium-sized producers in the sensory evaluation of their horticultural crops, summarizing the discrimination and preference sensory testing methods available, with the guidelines outlined in this publication taken from the 2nd edition of Sensory Evaluation Of Food: Principles And Practices (Lawless and Heymann 2010). Written by Sean Campbell and Charles Sims.
Released On: 06-20-2021

Floridian Households’ Perceptions of Florida-Friendly Landscapes

This report summarizes Floridian homeowners’ perceptions of Florida-Friendly Landscapes, which aim to reduce inputs and costs while improving environmental health. Written by Hayk Khachatryan, Alicia Rihn, Xumin Zhang, and Michael Dukes, and published by the UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department, May 2021.
Released On: 06-20-2021

Conducting the Needs Assessment #5: Phase 1—Pre-assessment

This new 5-page publication is the fifth in the Conducting the Needs Assessment series. The preassessment phase, also known as the exploration phase, of conducting a needs assessment includes defining the purpose, identifying existing information, and determining the appropriate methods to conducting the needs assessment. Extension professionals and service providers should complete the preassessment phase prior to conducting the actual needs assessment. Written by Savanna Turner and Matt Benge.
Released On: 06-20-2021