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Tomato Bug, Tobacco Leaf Bug, Tomato Mirid, Green Tobacco Capsid Nesidiocoris tenuis Reuter (Insecta: Hemiptera: Miridae)

The Featured Creatures collection provides in-depth profiles of insects, nematodes, arachnids and other organisms relevant to Florida. These profiles are intended for the use of interested laypersons with some knowledge of biology as well as academic audiences.
Released On: 06-09-2021

Northern House Mosquito Culex pipiens Linnaeus, 1758 (Insecta: Diptera: Culicidae)

The Featured Creatures collection provides in-depth profiles of insects, nematodes, arachnids and other organisms relevant to Florida. These profiles are intended for the use of interested laypersons with some knowledge of biology as well as academic audiences.
Released On: 06-09-2021

The Long-Term Contribution of Phosphorus from Agricultural Lands to Lake Okeechobee

The purpose of this publication is to explain the role of soil in the long-term contribution of manure phosphorus (P) from agricultural lands to south Florida's Lake Okeechobee. It also addresses the applicability of a recently developed procedure to evaluate a soil's potential to negatively impact water quality through P release from the soil. Revision by Vimala D. Nair, Myrlène Chrysostome, and Willie G. Harris, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Soil and Water Sciences; 6 pp.
Released On: 06-09-2021

Prácticas de Manejo de Cultivo y Mano de Obra Empleadas para la Producción de Lúpulos en Florida

Este artículo describe las prácticas de manejo del cultivo y horas de mano de obra necesarios para la producción de lúpulo a pequeña escala en Florida con el objetivo de ayudar a los productores a tomar decisiones de inversión y de manejo de campo. This new 6-page publication of the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department was written by Shinsuke Agehara, Mariel Gallardo, Aleyda Acosta-Rangel, Zhanao Deng, Jack Rechcigl, Tianyuan Luo, and Qi Qiu, and translated by Mariel Gallardo.
Released On: 06-07-2021

Biology and Management of Tasselflower (Emilia spp.) in Ornamental Crop Production

The name tasselflower refers to two similar and closely related species, red or lilac tasselflower and Florida tasselflower. These species are very common in Florida nurseries, greenhouses, and landscapes. This new 6-page article was developed to help nursery growers, landscape professionals, and the general public identify tasselflower species, understand their biology, and provide information on ways to manage this weed. Written by Yuvraj Khamare, Chris Marble, Shawn Steed, and Nathan Boyd.
Released On: 06-06-2021

A Close-up Look at Screens for Excluding Asian Citrus Psyllids

Building a physical barrier around citrus trees or groves can prevent contact between trees and Asian citrus psyllids, the carrier of the pathogen that causes huanglongbing. This new 4-page article is for growers, scientists, and industries that are interested in this approach to protect citrus from huanglongbing. Written by Timothy A. Ebert, Arnold W. Schumann, Laura Waldo, Daniel Stanton, and Philippe Rolshausen, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Soil and Water Sciences.
Released On: 06-06-2021

The Savvy Survey #9: Gaining Institutional Review Board Approval for Surveys

Getting IRB approval for your survey can seem like a daunting task to many people in academia and Extension. This new 4-page publication of the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication discusses what the IRB is, when and how to get IRB approval for a survey, getting informed consent, and where to get help for Extension professionals wanting to perform research or publish findings from surveys they have completed. Written by Colleen E. Gariton and Glenn D. Israel.
Released On: 06-01-2021

Urban Trees and Allergies in North Florida

Trees are an integral part of our communities. They are a source of shade, beauty, community empowerment, and environmental benefits. Trees and tree pollen can also be a headache for people with allergies. Proper landscape planning and species selection can reduce the potential that trees will cause problems for people with pollen allergies, and a few simple steps will minimize the effects of pollen around your home.
Released On: 06-01-2021

Sprayer Cleanout Procedures: Protect Equipment and Crops

Maintenance of any piece of equipment is vital for not only keeping it functional, but maximizing its efficacy. This is even more important when it comes to pesticide application equipment. A critical piece of this maintenance is properly cleaning the tank out after use. This new 3-page publication from the UF/IFAS Pesticide Information Office will discuss the importance of and mechanisms for properly cleaning out pesticide application equipment. Written by Brett Bultemeier and Benjamin Sperry.
Released On: 05-30-2021

Prepare Your Forest Property for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is June 1 through November 30. Powerful storms that venture inland can damage forest and agricultural land and enterprises. There is no way to fully prepare for major devastation in advance, but this publication provides some strategies and steps you can take to get yourself and your land ready so that you can recover as quickly and smoothly as possible after a major storm.
Released On: 05-30-2021

Summary Report: Agriculture-, Forestry-, and Fishing-Related Fatalities in Florida for 2020

This report summarizes Florida’s AgFF-related fatalities for 2020. 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, May 2021.
Released On: 05-27-2021

Ranking Dairy Sires Using Genetic Selection Indices Based on Financial Investment Methods versus Lifetime Net Merit: Description and Spreadsheet

This factsheet describes ways to rank dairy sires using genetic selection indices based on financial investment methods versus Lifetime Net Merit. The factsheet also discusses a spreadsheet that contains the calculations. Written by Michael Schmitt and Albert De Vries, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences, May 2021.
Released On: 05-27-2021

Comidas en puré para problemas para tragar

Las comidas en puré son preparadas triturando, moliendo o cortando los alimentos hasta obtener una textura muy fina y suave. El puré de papa, zapallo y el relleno de pastel de calabaza (zapallo) son ejemplos de alimentos en puré. Aunque todos disfrutamos de los alimentos en puré como parte de una dieta saludable, las dietas a base de puré pueden ser recomendadas para personas frágiles que tienen dificultad para masticar y/o tragar. Written by Wendy J. Dahl; 3 pages.
Released On: 05-27-2021

Small-to-Medium-Scale Sensory Evaluation of Horticultural Crops: Standard Sensory Practices

This new 5-page publication of the UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department is the third in a series designed to assist producers in the small-to-medium-sized sensory evaluation of their horticultural crops, summarizing the standard sensory evaluation practices established for testing environment, sample ballots, panelist recruitment, and sample preparation. Written by Sean M. Campbell and Charles A. Sims.
Released On: 05-26-2021

Leches a base de plantas: Cáñamo

La leche de cáñamo es una leche de origen vegetal que está ganando popularidad. La semilla de cáñamo comercial, utilizada en la producción de leche de cáñamo, contiene solo trazas del compuesto tetrahidrocannabinol (THC), demasiado bajo para producir efectos psicoactivos por el consumo de la leche. Esta publicación describe la composición de la leche de cáñamo y los posibles beneficios y riesgos para la salud. This new 4-page article was translated by Daniela Rivero-Mendoza.
Released On: 05-26-2021

Puréed Foods for Swallowing Problems

Puréed foods are prepared by mashing, grinding, or chopping food until a very fine, smooth texture is achieved. Mashed potatoes, squash, and pumpkin pie filling are examples of puréed foods. Although we all enjoy puréed foods as a part of a healthy diet, puréed diets may be recommended for frail people who have chewing and/or swallowing problems. This 3-page publication of the UF/IFAS Food Science and Human Nutrition Department was written by Wendy J. Dahl.
Released On: 05-26-2021

A Practical Guide for Peach Irrigation Scheduling in Florida

This new 8-page publication of the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department provides a practical guideline for irrigation of young (1–3 years old) and adult (>3 years old) peach trees cultivated in Florida. Written by Lincoln Zotarelli, Carlos Zambrano-Vaca, Charles E. Barrett, Vivek Sharma, Juanita Popenoe, Ali Sarkhosh, Richard C. Beeson, Kelly T. Morgan, Kati W. Migliaccio, and Jose X. Chaparro.
Released On: 05-25-2021

Third Party Certifications in Aquaculture

This publication provides information on common third-party certification programs for aquaculture products, mostly those intended for human consumption. The goal of this document is to increase consumer awareness and understanding of what commonly observed third-party certification labels signify. Includes some discussion of certification programs for ornamentals and baitfish.
Released On: 05-24-2021

Don’t Fake It, Make It! Technology and Tools for Virtual Hosts

The “Don’t Fake it, Make it!” series assists virtual conference and meeting hosts in creating an engaging program to benefit their participants. This new 6-page publication of the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication gives an overview of common features hosts look for in virtual conference software platforms before committing to one. Written by Jarred A. Shellhouse, Lauri M. Baker, Anissa Zagonel, Phillip Stokes, and Cheryl R. Boyer.
Released On: 05-23-2021

Am I Ready? Competencies and Skill Sets Needed for Virtual Conference Hosts

This new 3-page article is the third publication in the Don't Fake It, Make It! series. Implementing a virtual conference or meeting can be a challenging task. Whether hiring staff or recruiting colleagues to assemble a team, it is necessary to ensure your team is built based on the specific competency needs for hosting a virtual conference or meeting. Written by Lauri M. Baker and Matt Benge, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication.
Released On: 05-23-2021

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