Estimating Cotton Yield

Preharvest estimation of cotton yield can help growers to determine their return on investment, assess weather-related damages, and adjust crop management. This publication outlines the steps to calculate a reliable estimate of cotton yield. Written by Michael J. Mulvaney, Emma Brooks, Pratap Devkota, Ethan Carter, De Broughton, Mark Mauldin, Joseph Iboyi, Mahesh Bashyal, David Wright, and Ian Small, and published by the UF/IFAS Agronomy Department, March 2021. READ MORE

What is stock assessment?

Whether you’re an angler, diver, conservationist, or just interested in fisheries, you’ve likely heard the term “stock assessment” before. What are stock assessments? How do they work? How do they inform management decisions? This publication provides information to the public and people serving in natural resource management agencies and working in outreach and Extension to show how fisheries management decisions are made. READ MORE

Chevroned Water Hyacinth Weevil Neochetina bruchi Hustache (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

Neochetina bruchi Hustache is commonly referred to as the chevroned water hyacinth weevil and is a weed biological control agent used to control water hyacinth in more than 30 countries. READ MORE

A Bombardier Beetle Pheropsophus aequinoctialis (L.) (Insecta: Coleoptera: Carabidae)

Pheropsophus aequinoctialis (L.) is a carabid beetle in the tribe Brachinini that is native to parts of South and Central America. Ground beetles of this tribe are commonly referred to as bombardier beetles due to their ability to produce a powerful and hot defensive chemical spray directed at would-be predators. READ MORE

Setting Transparent Expectations for Successful Group Work

Regardless of workspace or class setting, group work has gotten a reputation for being less than pleasant. However, when individuals have the opportunity to prepare for group work via understanding their personal strengths, expectations, and perspectives, the not-so-popular group work can often turn into pleasant, productive, and collaborative engagement. READ MORE