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2021 Summary Report: Agriculture-, Forestry-, and Fishing-Related Fatalities in Florida

AE584by Serap GorucuMarch 21st, 2023The purpose of this report is to summarize Florida’s AgFF-related fatalities for 2021. This report helps to identify hazards and risks associated with agriculture, forestry, and fishing. Written by Serap Gorucu, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, February 2023.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Scenario Planning for Managing Ecosystem Services and Natural Resources

FR465by Jiangxiao Qiu and Lorna BravoMarch 20th, 2023Florida is experiencing environmental challenges such as climate change, sea-level rise, and urbanization that make it difficult to develop management and policy actions to conserve our ecosystems and their goods and services, which are vital for human well being. Scenario planning is a useful tool to explore and cope with the uncertainties surrounding the future consequences of decisions, but it remains underused in Extension practices. This publication provides an overview of scenario planning and the conditions under which scenario planning can be useful. It explains how to construct and develop effective scenarios for decision making and provides illustrated, real-world examples across different scales. The goal is to introduce the concept of scenario planning to Extension and elaborate its potential to be incorporated into existing Extension programs to help develop robust, sustainable solutions to manage agriculture, ecosystem services, and natural resources in Florida.Critical Issue: Natural Resources and Environment

Viviendo con los caimanes: una realidad en Florida

UW504by Elizabeth Swiman, Mark Hostetler, Sarah Webb Miller, y Martin Main, y traducido por Alejandra Areingdale, Miguel AcevedoMarch 20th, 2023En Florida compartimos nuestro ambiente con un reptil enorme, el caimán americano (Alligator mississipiensis). Caimanes y humanos interactúan frecuentemente debido al aumento drástico de la población humana; esto ha incrementado la posibilidad de conflicto. Entender dónde habitan los caimanes, cómo se comportan, y qué podemos hacer para evitar conflictos es vital para poder compartir nuestro espacio de forma segura.  Esta es la versión en español del documento originalmente publicado en inglés: "Living with alligators: a reality in Florida" (#WEC203)Critical Issue: Natural Resources and Environment

Identification of Insect Pests

HS142by S. H. Futch, C. C. Childers, and C. W. McCoyMarch 19th, 2023The insects discussed in this article are sporadic pests of Florida citrus and may be found on many alternate hosts in or near citrus plantings. These pests rarely need treatment with pesticides unless populations become excessive due to weather conditions or pesticide upsets. Where treatment is necessary, growers should apply only spot treatment of infested areas.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Field Diagnosis of Citrus Tristeza Virus

HS242by Stephen H. Futch and Ronald H. BrlanskyMarch 19th, 2023A UF/IFAS numbered Fact Sheet. Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Field Diagnosis of Citrus Root Weevil Damage

HS260by S. H. Futch, C. W. McCoy, J. H. Graham, L. W. Duncan, and H. N. NiggMarch 19th, 2023A UF/IFAS numbered Fact Sheet. Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

A Guide to Soil Insect Pests Identification

HS130by S. H. Futch, C. W. McCoy, and H. N. NiggMarch 19th, 2023A UF/IFAS numbered Fact Sheet. Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Celosia plumosa Cockscomb

FP114by Edward F. Gilman and Teresa HoweMarch 19th, 2023A UF/IFAS numbered Organism ID. Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

A Guide to Identification of Soft-bodied Citrus Insect Pests

HS133by S. H. Futch, C. W. McCoy, J. P. Michaud, and C. C. ChildersMarch 19th, 2023A UF/IFAS numbered Fact Sheet. Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Estimación del costo y la rentabilidad de la producción de lichi (Litchi chinensis) en el centro y sur de Florida

FE1131by Trent Blare, Fredy H. Ballen, Nicholas Haley, Victor Contreras, Jonathan H. Crane, Daniel Carrillo y Erick GonzalezMarch 16th, 2023La Florida es uno de los tres estados de los Estados Unidos (junto con California y Hawái) que tiene las condiciones climáticas para cultivar lichi, debido a la creciente demanda de los consumidores, esta fruta tiene el potencial de ser un cultivo rentable para los productores floridanos. En este documento se estiman los costos y rendimientos asociados con la operación de un cultivo de lichi en el centro y sur de Florida; los productores podrían esperar una rentabilidad promedio de $ 8.000 por acre por año; sin embargo, existen factores como la variación climática que causa cosechas inconsistentes, el aumento de la presión de plagas como el ácaro erinoso y el incremento en imperfecciones de la fruta, que también deben considerarse al tomar decisiones de producción.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Costos Estimados de la Producción de Compost de Sargazo

FE1130by Trent Blare, Afeefa A. Abdool-Ghany, Helena M. Solo-Gabriele, y Erick GonzalezMarch 16th, 2023El objetivo de este estudio fue para dar visibilidad dentro del municipio y negocios pequeños quienes están considerando ser empresas de composteo, realizando operaciones para lo cual usaran Sargazo spp. como materia prima.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Floricane Blackberry Pruning Guide for Florida

HS1458by Muhammad A. Shahid and Ali SarkhoshMarch 16th, 2023This article aims to provide a general overview of growth habits, fruiting patterns, and pruning requirements/timing for county and state Extension faculty, growers, homeowners, and students interested in growing floricane blackberries in Florida. Written by Muhammad A. Shahid and Ali Sarkhosh, and published by the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department, March 2023.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Coastal Armoring Impacts on Beaches and Sea Turtles

FA255by Melissa Hill, Ray Carthy, and Martha MonroeMarch 16th, 2023Close to 19.6 million people live in Florida, and 76.5% of them, or approximately 15 million, live on the coast. Florida’s coasts are attractive despite the increasing risks from sea-level rise and more frequent climatic events such as hurricanes and coastal flooding. At particular risk from these erosive events are Florida’s 825 miles of sandy beaches. Coastal armoring is a physical barrier placed with the intent of protecting structures from storm, surf, and erosion damage. This publication explains how coastal armoring works and the impacts it has on nearby beaches and sea turtle habitat.Critical Issue: Natural Resources and Environment

How much water am I using to irrigate my yard?

AE585by By Nicholas Taylor, Kaitlin Robb Price, and Bradley SpatzMarch 15th, 2023This publication provides context and motivation for reducing outdoor water use. This is done by providing the estimated gallons of water used per irrigation cycle in Florida and then comparing the water used for irrigation to the water used for common indoor activities like showering or washing dishes.Critical Issue: Water Quality and Conservation

Cost Estimates of Producing Purple Passion Fruit in South Florida

FE1129by Trent Blare, Victor Contreras, Fredy H. Ballen,Joshua D. Anderson, Jonathan H. Crane, and Nicholas HaleyMarch 15th, 2023This publication examines the estimated costs and returns of an established purple passionfruit orchard in south Florida. The information presented in this publication was collected through field interviews with growers and industry specialists. It is based on a variety of production practices on small scale farms (1-2 acres). The information is intended only as a guide to estimate the financial requirements of running an established passionfruit planting. We estimated that the average net return of an established passionfruit (purple) plantation in south Florida is approximately $2,562/acre, or $0.92/pound.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

A Concise Guide to the Bionomics and Key Morphological Characteristics for Identifying Culex coronator (Dyar and Knab, 1906)—an Invasive Mosquito Species from the Neotropics

IN1385by Ana L. Romero-Weaver, Lawrence E. Reeves, Michael T. Riles, Yoosook Lee, and Bryan V. GiordanoMarch 12th, 2023Culex coronator Dyar and Knab is a highly invasive Neotropical species, first described at the beginning of the 20th century in Trinidad and Tobago. This is an important invasive species in Florida, that needs to be carefully surveilled by mosquito control experts. This publication is structured like those from Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit (WRBU; so that readers can obtain a similar level of detail to that offered through WRBU species pages, which are widely used by anyone interested in mosquito biology, research, and education. Critical Issue: Natural Resources and Environment

Urban Agriculture and its Sustainability Implications on the Food-Water-Energy Nexus

FR463by Jiangxiao Qiu, Hui Zhao, Lorna Bravo, and Jessica RyalsMarch 12th, 2023Urban agriculture has the potential to contribute to urban sustainability through its interactions with food, water, and energy (FEW) resource flows, and thus needs to be evaluated and analyzed through an integrative rather than a siloed approach. This publication provides an overview of the concept of FEW nexuses in the urban context and describes the role of urban agriculture and its sustainability implications for FEW nexuses and resources. Specific local case studies provide examples. This publication provides a holistic, interdisciplinary lens to understand the crucial role and sustainability implications of urban agriculture, currently gaining momentum in the global research and policy agenda. The fact sheet should be useful to urban and regional planners and policy-makers engaged in the development of urban agriculture, as well as to Extension agents seeking to communicate the sustainability implications of urban agriculture.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Venomous Snakes and Lizards of New Mexico

UW503by Brandon M. Bourassa, Steve A. Johnson, Max D. Havelka, and Basil V. Iannone IIIMarch 9th, 2023New Mexico is home to many incredible and unique landscapes inhabited by many equally incredible animals. Some of these animals, however, may be an unwelcome sight to many visitors and residents of the Land of Enchantment. Eleven venomous snakes and one venomous lizard live in New Mexico. This publication presents information on identification, range, and natural history of these fascinating reptiles.Critical Issue: Natural Resources and Environment

Common Wetland and Aquatic Plants of Lake Apopka, Florida (USA)

EP627by Carrie Reinhardt Adams, Laura Reynolds, Charles W. Martin, Christine Rohal, Ryan Goebel, and Jodi SlaterMarch 9th, 2023A UF/IFAS numbered publication. Critical Issue: Water Quality and Conservation

Cassia bahamensis Bahama Cassia

FP111by Edward F. Gilman, Ryan W. Klein, and Gail HansenMarch 7th, 2023A UF/IFAS numbered Organism ID. Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems


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