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Indian River REC

The UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center, or IRREC in Fort Pierce, is one of the 13 IFAS research and education centers. IRREC is known internationally for cutting-edge research and a high quality educational program and provides regional leadership to agriculturalists with research and extension programs. Specific research areas include: water and nutrient management for citrus and flatwoods soils; epidemiology and control of leaf and fruit diseases of citrus; evaluation of citrus and vegetable cultivars in Florida; utilization of soil amendments; micro-irrigation of horticultural crops in humid regions; leadership in citrus, vegetable and water management state extension programs on the east coast of Florida; economic production of agricultural products; post-harvest handling and packing of agricultural products; biological control of invasive plants and aquaculture.

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RECENT & REVISED PUBLICATIONS

Irrigation Scheduling for Young Pongamia (Millettia pinnata (L.) Panigrahi) Trees

AE590/AE590by Daniel Palacios, Sandra M. Guzmán, Amir Rezazadeh, Liliana M. Cano, Lorenzo Rossi, and Alan WrightDecember 5, 2023This publication addresses the influence of irrigation scheduling on water use, plant growth, and development for young pongamia trees (Millettia pinnata (L.) Panigrahi). Written by Daniel Palacios, Sandra M. Guzmán, Amir Rezazadeh, Liliana M. Cano, Lorenzo Rossi, and Alan Wright, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, November 2023.Critical Issue: 2. Water Quality, Quantity, and Supply

Lilioceris egena (Weise) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Criocerinae)—Biological Control Agent of Air Potato Vine

IN1406/EENY-804by F. Allen Dray Jr., Octavio Menocal, Rosemary Murray, Eric Rohrig, and Carey MinteerJune 6, 2023This publication provides an in-depth profile of the air potato bulbil beetle (suggested common name), a new biological control agent of the air potato vine. It is intended for the use of interested laypersons with some knowledge of biology as well as academic audiences.Critical Issue: 3. Natural Resources and Environmental Quality

Harvesting and Postharvest Handling of Stonefruits in Florida

HS1459/HS1459by Jeffrey K. Brecht, Mark A. Ritenour, Mercy A. Olmstead, Ali Sarkhosh, Jose X. Chaparro, Jerry A. Bartz, Steven A. Sargent, and John Van SickleApril 19, 2023Stonefruits grown commercially in Florida include peaches, nectarines, and plums. This publication is directed to current and potential stonefruit growers, handlers, and marketers, as well as researchers, Extension agents, students, and consumers. It provides information about the Florida stonefruit industry, stonefruit cultivars that are suitable for Florida, stonefruit postharvest physiology and pathology, fruit quality, and recommended postharvest handling and marketing practices.Critical Issue: 1. Agricultural and Horticultural Enterprises

Lygodium Defoliator Moth (suggested) Neomusotima conspurcatalis (Warren) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Crambidae)

IN1396/EENY-800by Kristen Bowers, Melissa Smith, and Carey MinteerMarch 28, 2023The 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.Critical Issue: 1. Agricultural and Horticultural Enterprises

Shining Orange Slender Twig Ant (suggested common name) Pseudomyrmex simplex (F. Smith) (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Pseudomyrmecine)

IN1393/EENY-792by Emily J. Le Falchier and Carey R. MinteerMarch 28, 2023The 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.Critical Issue: 1. Agricultural and Horticultural Enterprises