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Fermented Foods: Kefir

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FS457/FSHN24-2by Julia R. SkinnerJuly 19, 2024Kefir is a fermented dairy beverage made from milk and kefir grains containing yeast and bacteria. This publication describes how kefir is made and its potential health effects for consumers. Written by Julia R. Skinner, and published by the UF/IFAS Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, July 2024.Critical Issue: Nutrition, Health and Food Safety

Leading Teams #5: Norming

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WC465/AEC804by Matthew Gold, Rachel Biderman, Sarah A. Bush, Laura L. Greenhaw, and Carrie N. BakerJuly 19, 2024This publication is part of the Leading Teams series and focuses on the norming stage of team development. This article provides an overview of what leaders and team members should know and includes helpful tips for working through the norming stage of team development. Written by Matthew Gold, Rachel Biderman, Sarah A. Bush, Laura L. Greenhaw, and Carrie N. Baker, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, June 2024.Critical Issue: Organizational Goals

Leading Teams #4: Storming

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WC463/AEC802by Sarah A. Bush, Carrie N. Baker, Laura L. Greenhaw, and Matthew GoldJuly 18, 2024This publication from the Leading Teams series explains the second stage of group development: the storming stage. This publication highlights the importance of conflict and ways that leaders and team members can effectively navigate and learn from team challenges and disruptions. Written by Sarah A. Bush, Carrie N. Baker, Laura L. Greenhaw, and Matthew Gold, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, June 2024.Critical Issue: Organizational Goals

Adult Vaccine Confidence and Disparities in Florida

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WC464/AEC803by Kathryn A. Stofer, Alissa V. Katsaras, Skye Dougan, and LaToya O’NealJuly 18, 2024This first document in the Adult Vaccination in Florida series provides an overview of expert medical perspectives towards recommended vaccinations for adults in Florida as well as areas of recognized disparities. Written by Kathryn A. Stofer, Alissa V. Katsaras, Skye Dougan, and LaToya O’Neal, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, June 2024.Critical Issue: Organizational Goals

Fusarium Wilt: A New Threat to Florida Lettuce Production

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HS1385/HS1385 by Germán V. Sandoya, Jesse J. Murray, Richard N. Raid, and Christian F. MillerJuly 15, 2024Fusarium wilt of lettuce is a disease caused by the fungus Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lactucae. The disease is present in all lettuce production areas worldwide. Recently this disease has been identified in Florida in localized fields. This new 4-page publication of the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department presents information about the disease, symptoms, and control measures useful to lettuce growers in Florida. Following these recommendations may help to avoid the spread of this fungus in muck soils at the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA), where 90% of the lettuce in Florida is planted. Critical Issue: 1. Agricultural and Horticultural Enterprises

Safe Tractor Operations: Tractor Operator Checklist

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AE604/AE604by Serap Gorucu, Carol J. Lehtola, and Charles M. BrownJuly 12, 2024An operator checklist is provided at the end of this publication from the Safe Tractor Operations series. This checklist is designed so that it can be kept as a record of a tractor operator’s training. Written by Serap Gorucu, Carol J. Lehtola, and Charles M. Brown, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, June 2024.Critical Issue: 1. Agricultural and Horticultural Enterprises

Safe Tractor Operations: More Tractor Safety Tips

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AE603/AE603by Serap Gorucu, Carol J. Lehtola, and Charles M. BrownJuly 12, 2024This publication from the Safe Tractor Operations series discusses tips for maneuvering tractors, hazards of filling gas cans, hand signals, handling large hay bales, and more. Written by Serap Gorucu, Carol J. Lehtola, and Charles M. Brown, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, June 2024.Critical Issue: 1. Agricultural and Horticultural Enterprises

Fowl Adenovirus Hepatitis (IBH and HHS): An Emerging Poultry Disease

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VM263/VM263by Gary D. Butcher and Mohamed HossinyJuly 9, 2024The intended audience for this publication is commercial poultry producers and poultry veterinarians. This publication aims to provide an update and summary of fowl adenovirus hepatitis. Written by Gary D. Butcher and Mohamed Hossiny, and published by the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, UF/IFAS Extension, July 2024.Critical Issue: 1. Agricultural and Horticultural Enterprises

Leading Teams #3: Forming

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WC457/AEC796by Laura L. Greenhaw, Sarah A. Bush, Carrie N. Baker, and Matthew GoldJuly 9, 2024This third article in the Leading Teams series describes the forming stage teams experience when they are initially assembled. This article describes expected experiences for teams in the forming stage, as well as practical tips for both team members and leaders to successfully support a team through the stage. Written by Laura L. Greenhaw, Sarah A. Bush, Carrie N. Baker, and Matthew Gold, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, April 2024.Critical Issue: Organizational Goals

Measuring Agriculture Research and Development Return on Investment: Relevance for Florida

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FE1148/FE1148by Julia Delaney Ulrich, Suzanne Thornsbury, Christa Court, and Amanda B. HeinzmannJuly 8, 2024This publication describes why science and research are critical to the future success of agriculture. It provides an overview of challenges to evaluating outcomes of research investments and some common approaches to measuring returns. The authors summarize emerging federal science and research priorities significant for Florida agriculture. The publication is intended as a helpful reference for Florida producers, taxpayers, and state government agencies. It is part of a series that examines federal policies relevant to specialty crops.Critical Issue: 1. Agricultural and Horticultural Enterprises

Understanding Florida Residents’ Perceptions of and Experiences with Landscape Irrigation Restrictions: Insights for Water Conservation Experts as Well as Extension Educators

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WC458/AEC797by Sravani Pasula, Dharmendra Kalauni, Laura Warner, John Diaz, Ange Asanzi, James Harmon, Deirdre Irwin, and Robin L. GranthamJuly 3, 2024This publication discusses Florida residents’ awareness and perceptions of irrigation restrictions to illuminate the processes that support or prevent their compliance with these policies. Written by Sravani Pasula, Dharmendra Kalauni, Laura Warner, John Diaz, Ange Asanzi, James Harmon, Deirdre Irwin, and Robin L. Grantham, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, May 2024.Critical Issue: 2. Water Quality, Quantity, and Supply

Cultivo de vainilla en el sur de Florida

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HS1350/HS1350 by Xingbo Wu, Pamela Moon, Alan Chambers, y Jonathan Crane; traducido por Alejandra Taco VilatunaJuly 2, 2024El extracto de vainilla es popular en el mundo entero como un ingrediente usado en comida, cosméticos y aplicaciones farmacéuticas. La fuente botánica del extracto de vainilla es principalmente las vainas curadas de Vanilla planifolia. Estados Unidos es el mayor importador mundial de vainas de vainilla, pero la producción nacional es mínima. Por otra parte, el sur de la Florida tiene un clima de crecimiento favorable para este cultivo y aunque actualmente no hay producción comercial en la región, el potencial rentable de este rubro en el futuro es bastante alto. Esta publicación tiene como objetivo proporcionar información básica a los  los productores interesados en establecer una plantación de vainilla en Florida.Critical Issue: 1. Agricultural and Horticultural Enterprises

Safe Tractor Operations: Loading and Towing

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AE602/AE602by Serap Gorucu, Carol J. Lehtola, and Charles M. BrownJuly 1, 2024The Safe Tractor Operations series contains six articles devoted to tractor safety. This publication lists safety recommendations for towing equipment and loading a tractor onto a trailer or truck. Written by Serap Gorucu, Carol J. Lehtola, and Charles M. Brown and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, June 2024.Critical Issue: 1. Agricultural and Horticultural Enterprises

Hoja informativa de la vida silvestre de Florida: el puma de Florida

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UW516/WEC422Sby Kelly Koriakin y Raoul K. Boughton. Traducido por Rebeca Prieto, Alejandra Areingdale y Miguel AcevedoJuly 1, 2024Esta es una hoja informativa de la vida silvestre en Florida, dedicada al puma (pantera) de la Florida. Este material busca informar sobre las características de este felino, la historia de su presencia en el estado, su distribución actual, biología y comportamiento. El objetivo es informar para que el público sepa identificar a los pumas, resguardar su hábitat y también contribuir con la investigación y el manejo de esta especie.Critical Issue: 3. Natural Resources and Environmental Quality

Designing Instruction to Guide Reflection

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WC459/AEC798by R. G. (Tre) Easterly IIIJuly 1, 2024Reflection is critical because it helps the learner encode their new knowledge, helping them tie what they experienced in class with what they already know and believe. This article aims to provide a few strategies to help guide reflection. These strategies can be used to inform teaching in the formal classroom, Extension programming, and non-formal teaching. Written by R. G. (Tre) Easterly III and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, May 2024.Critical Issue: Organizational Goals

Safe Tractor Operations: Foundations of Tractor Safety

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AE599/AE599by Serap Gorucu, Carol J. Lehtola, and Charles M. BrownJune 28, 2024The Safe Tractor Operations series contains six articles devoted to tractor safety. This publication aims to familiarize new and beginning farmers, Extension agents and specialists, and the public with safe tractor operations. It gives guidance about how everyone in an agricultural operation can work together to make using tractors safer. Written by Serap Gorucu, Carol J. Lehtola, and Charles M. Brown and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, June 2024.Critical Issue: 1. Agricultural and Horticultural Enterprises

Safe Tractor Operations: Dangers of Extra Riders

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AE600/AE600by Serap Gorucu, Carol J. Lehtola, and Charles M. BrownJune 28, 2024The Safe Tractor Operations series contains six articles devoted to tractor safety. This publication discusses the serious risks that extra riders on tractors face. Written by Serap Gorucu, Carol J. Lehtola, and Charles M. Brown and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, June 2024.Critical Issue: 1. Agricultural and Horticultural Enterprises

Safe Tractor Operations: Road Safety for Tractors and Farm Machinery

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AE601/AE601by Serap Gorucu, Carol J. Lehtola, and Charles M. BrownJune 28, 2024The Safe Tractor Operations series contains six articles devoted to tractor safety. This publication discusses practical tips to help prevent collisions involving tractors and other farm machinery on public roads. Written by Serap Gorucu, Carol J. Lehtola, and Charles M. Brown and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, June 2024.Critical Issue: 1. Agricultural and Horticultural Enterprises

Pregnancy Diagnosis on Beef Cattle Today

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AN394/AN394by Maria Camila Lopez Duarte, Kalyn Waters, Nick Simmons, and Angela GonellaJune 27, 2024This publication is directed to beef producers, farmworkers, and Extension agents with the purpose of providing information regarding current pregnancy diagnosis methods for beef cattle. Written by Maria Camila Lopez Duarte, Kalyn Waters, Nick Simmons, and Angela Gonella and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences, May 2024.Critical Issue: 1. Agricultural and Horticultural Enterprises

Weed Management Guide for Florida Lawns

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EP141/ENH884 by J. Bryan Unruh, Pawel Petelewicz, Laurie E. Trenholm, Erin E. Harlow, and Ramon G. LeonJune 25, 2024Weeds can be defined as unwanted plants or plants growing out of place. Proper identification and some understanding of how and why weeds are present in a lawn are important when selecting the best control strategy. Knowing if weeds were previously present in an area also helps homeowners prepare control measures in the future. Weed control should be a carefully planned and coordinated program.Critical Issue: 1. Agricultural and Horticultural Enterprises

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