This 55-page document contains a wealth of information on the long-spined sea urchin, which is an important animal in coral reef ecosystems. The publication discusses diagnostic methods for Diadema antillarum and provides reporting forms for laboratory and diagnostic work. Written by Ruth Francis-Floyd, Jan Landsberg, Roy Yanong, Yasu Kiryu, Shirley Baker, Deborah Pouder, William Sharp, Gabriel Delgado, Nicole Stacy, Tom Waltzek, Heather Walden, Roxanna Smolowitz, and Greg Beck, and published by the UF/IFAS Veterinary Medicine—Large Animal Clinical Sciences Department, May 2020.
Palmer amaranth has become one of the most troublesome weeds in the southeastern US due to its vigorous growth rate, high seed production, and development of resistance to herbicides from multiple modes of action. This 4-page publication illustrates characteristics of this weed to assist in accurate identification, proper management, and development of effective control strategies. Written by Sergio Morichetti, Jason Ferrell, and Pratap Devkota, and published by the UF/IFAS Agronomy Department, revised April 2020.
Leaf wetness duration is an essential input in disease prediction models and decision support systems in Florida and elsewhere. Incorrect installation or lack of regular maintenance of leaf wetness sensors may lead to errors in plant disease risk monitoring and negative impacts on yield. This 7-page publication provides detailed guidelines for the proper installation and maintenance of leaf wetness sensors and describes the most common problems found in field installations as well as potential solutions. Written by T. B. Onofre, C. W. Fraisse, N. A. Peres, and J. McNair, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, February 2020.
As freshwater resources become increasingly scarce and droughts become more frequent, there is a need for efficient use of water resources. Designing efficient irrigation systems and equipment will not only save money but also conserve water. This 10-page fact sheet discusses factors to consider when designing irrigation systems. Written by Haimanote K. Bayabil, Kati W. Migliaccio, Michael Dukes, and Laura Vasquez, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, February 2020.
Three irrigation scheduling methods (set schedule, ET-based, and tensiometer-based) were tested for papaya production in south Florida. ET-based irrigation scheduling was found to conserve water effectively. This 6-page document primarily focuses on the ET-based irrigation scheduling techniques for papaya under Florida conditions. Written by Haimanote K. Bayabil, Jonathan H. Crane, Kati W. Migliaccio, Yuncong Li, and Fredy Ballen, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, March 2020.
Lave men enpòtan pou redwi transfè jèm mikwòb ki soti nan matyè fekal oswa poupou pou ale nan bouch, ki ka lakoz maladi. Timoun piti ak granmoun aje yo gen mwens kapasite pou yo konbat jèm mikwòb pase lòt kategori moun. Kòm moun kap pran swen moun ou ka ede diminye risk maladi ki ka pwopaje nan anviwònman ki gen anpil moun lè w swiv bon jan metòd pou lave men w. This is the Haitian Creole version of FCS8782, Proper Hand Washing for Caregivers. Written by Amy Simonne, translated and reviewed by Emmanuel Jean Claude Duvalsaint and Nicole Monval, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, March 2020.
Jèm yo ka kache anba zong ki long ak nan men ki sal. Kenbe zong ou kout epi lave men w souvan, se aksyon ki pi enpòtan ou ka poze pou anpeche jèm mikwòb fè w tonbe malad. Jèm ki bay maladi tankou larim, grip, dyare, ak vomisman ka vinn nan men w lè w manyen objè ki nan alantou w. Moun, animal domestik, manje kri, jwèt, tè, ak tout objè nou itilize plizyè fwa pa jou, yo tout ka gen jèm mikwòb sou yo. Lè w lave men w byen li ede retire jèm mikwòb nan men w. This is the Haitian Creole version of FCS8783, Proper Hand Washing for School Children. Written by Amy Simonne, translated and reviewed by Emmanuel Jean Claude Duvalsaint and Nicole Monval, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, March 2020.
El lavado de las manos es una forma importante de reducir la transferencia fecal-oral de gérmenes que causan enfermedades. Los niños pequeños y los ancianos con limitaciones tienen menos capacidad para combatir los gérmenes que otras personas. Como cuidador, usted puede ayudar a reducir el riesgo de transmisión de enfermedades en ambientes con multitudes mediante el uso de los adecuados procedimientos de lavado de manos. This is the Spanish language version of Proper Hand Washing for Caregivers (FCS8782Eng/FY724).
Los gérmenes pueden esconderse debajo de uñas largas y en manos sucias. Mantener las uñas cortas y lavarse las manos con frecuencia son las cosas más importantes que puedes hacer para evitar que los gérmenes te enfermen. Los gérmenes que causan enfermedades como resfriados, gripe, diarrea y vómitos pueden llegar a tus manos al tocar las cosas a tu alrededor. Las personas, las mascotas, los alimentos crudos, los juguetes, la tierra y los objetos utilizados en nuestra vida diaria pueden tener gérmenes. Lavarte las manos adecuadamente ayuda a eliminar los gérmenes. This is the Spanish language version of Proper Hand Washing for School Children (FCS8783Eng/FY725).
El lavado de manos es uno de los principales métodos utilizados para ayudar a prevenir enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos. El lavado adecuado de las manos reducirá el riesgo de transmitir microorganismos, como bacterias, virus y otros agentes, que causan enfermedades a las personas que comen los alimentos que manipulas. Si necesita usar desinfectante para las manos, ¡siempre lávate las manos primero! La suciedad, los alimentos o cualquier otra cosa en las manos hacen menos eficaz el efecto del alcohol. ¡No use desinfectante para manos en lugar de lavarse las manos! This is the Spanish language version of Proper Hand Washing for Food Handlers (FCS8784Eng/FY726).
Lavarse las manos es una forma importante de reducir la propagación de enfermedades infecciosas. Los gérmenes de origen humano y animal pueden transmitirse a las manos, que a su vez pueden transmitir los gérmenes a otras personas, alimentos y cualquier otra cosa que toquen. El adecuado lavado de las manos puede reducir la cantidad de microorganismos infecciosos en nuestras manos y reducir el riesgo de contraer algunas enfermedades. This is the Spanish language version of Proper Hand Washing for Elders (FCS8785Eng/FY727).
Excess nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) in water bodies are a leading cause of water quality degradation statewide. More than 50 Florida counties and municipalities now have formal fertilizer ordinances, which in some cases include fertilizer blackouts, or bans on the usage of N and P fertilizers during certain times of the year. This 8-page document provides information on the underlying issues of fertilizer use, with an emphasis on an urban setting, and outlines the current state of the science on urban fertilizers and water quality in Florida. Written by Michael D. Dukes, Lisa Krimsky, Mary Lusk, Laurie Trenholm, Bryan Unruh, Michelle Atkinson, and Rao Mylavarapu, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, February 2020.
This 8-page document gives an overview of Florida temperature and rainfall during the past 20 years based on historical FAWN data to provide information about the temporal and spatial trends of Florida weather and the frequency and size of extreme weather events such as heavy rainfall and drought. This document also investigates the characteristics of drought and heavy rainfall in relation to hurricanes and tropical storms. Written by Satbyeol Shin, Young Gu Her, Geraldina Zhang, and William Lusher, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, January 2020.
Interest in understanding water use and irrigation costs has risen in recent years. This case study is a 5-page evaluation of water use and associated costs for residential landscape irrigation in Osceola County and Orange County, Florida. Homeowners in central Florida can use the results to assess their water consumption and bills in relation to similar homes in the area. Written by Nick Taylor, Tricia Kyzar, Pierce Jones, and Kaitlin O. Robb Price, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, December 2019.
This 5-page fact sheet provides basic information and yield and disease information for CP 06-2400, CP 06-2042, and CP 07-2137 to assist growers in better selection and management of these cultivars. Written by Hardev Sandhu, Matt VanWeelden, and Wayne Davidson, and published by the UF/IFAS Agronomy Department, December 2019.
This 4-page document provides information on preparing forage crops, conserved forage, and grazing areas for potential hurricane damage and alleviating hurricane damage on forage crops and grazing lands in the Southeast United States, with an emphasis on the Florida peninsula and Gulf Coast. Written by José C. B. Dubeux, Jr. and Edward K. Twidwell, and published by the UF/IFAS Agronomy Department, November 2019.
This 5-page document provides guidance on the appropriate use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for agricultural applications in Florida. It contains step-by-step instructions for preparing a UAV for flight, creating a mission path (using flight mission planning apps), and collecting UAV-based data. Written by Sri Charan Kakarla, Leon De Morais Nunes, and Yiannis Ampatzidis, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, November 2019.
Raising backyard chickens is an increasingly popular way to explore self-sufficiency, connect with how our food is produced, and gain experience for future dabbling in food production. This 13-page publication is designed primarily for those considering raising backyard chickens for eggs for personal consumption. Written by Mary E. Henry, Jessica M. Ryals, Alicia Halbritter, and Derek L. Barber, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences, revised November 2019.
Remote sensing applications for agriculture often require periodically collected high-resolution data, which are difficult to obtain by manned flights or satellite imagery. This 6-page document provides guidance on the use of post-processing software to visualize data collected by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for agricultural applications. It provides step-by-step instructions for using the data collected from a UAV flight to create several types of maps and indices. Written by Sri Charan Kakarla and Yiannis Ampatzidis, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, October 2019.
This 9-page document is the ninth lesson in the Cetaceans 4th Grade Curriculum. It will help students investigate the roles that blubber, body shape, and body size play in preventing heat loss in marine mammals. Written by Maia Patterson McGuire and Ruth Francis-Floyd, and published by the UF/IFAS Veterinary Medicine–Large Animal Clinical Sciences Department, June 2019.