CIR 1515/AE409: Field Observations During the Sixth Microwave Water and Energy Balance Experiment (MicroWEX-6): from June 19 through November 30, 2006

Circular 1515, a 56-page illustrated report by Fei Yan, Hwan Hee Han, Ruofan Yang, Joaquin Casanova, Jasmeet Judge, Jennifer Jacobs, Orlando Lanni, and Larry Miller, presents the results of experiments using microwave remote sensing to determine root-zone soil moisture at UF/IFAS PSREU. Published by the UF Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, May 2007.

ENY-296/IG142: Head Lice

Revised! ENY-296, a 6-page illustrated fact sheet by R. W. Baldwin and F. M. Oi, describes this pest of humans which infests 10-12 million people each year in the United States, its biology, prevention, treatment, and management, including best practices for inspection, removal, and treatment. Includes frequently asked questions, references and tables listing over-the-counter and prescription-only products for management of head lice. Published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology

2006 Potato Variety Report

<![CDATA[This is a multi-chapter report by C.M. Hutchinson and Doug Gergela. In the process of being published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, January-July 2007.
Contents:

  • HS1081/HS335: 2006 Potato Variety Report: Introduction
  • HS1086/HS340: Chapter 2. Early-Line Potato Variety Trial, 2006
  • HS1087/HS341: Chapter 3. White-Skinned Fresh Market Potato Variety Trial, 2006
  • HS1089/HS343: Chapter 4. Red and Purple-Skinned Fresh Market Potato Variety Trial, 2006
  • HS1090/HS344: Chapter 5. Russet- Skinned Fresh Market Potato Variety Trial, 2006
  • HS1090/HS345: Chapter 6. Statewide Red-Skinned Potato Variety Trials, 2006
    HS1091/HS346: Chapter 7. Statewide White-Skinned Potato Variety Trials, 2006
  • HS1092/HS347: Chapter 8. Late Harvest Potato Variety Trial, 2006
    HS1093/HS350: Chapter 9. HZPC Americas Corporation Early-Line Variety Trial, 2006
  • HS1094/HS354: Chapter 10. Chipping Potato Variety Trial, 2006
  • HS1095/HS355: Chapter 11. USPB/Snack Food Association Potato Variety Trial, 2006
  • S1096/HS358: Chapter 12. NE-1014 Regional Project Potato Variety Trial, 2006
  • HS1097/HS359: Appendix 1. Potato Season Weather Data for North Florida, 2006
  • HS1098/HS360: Appendix 2. Average Yearly Potato Production Statistics for Potatoes Produced at the UF/IFAS PSREU Hastings Farm
  • HS1100/HS361: Appendix 3. Potato Selections Evaluated in 2006

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FSHN 07-02/FS138: Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) – Prerequisite Programs

FSHN 07-02, a 5-page fact sheet by Ronald H. Schmidt and Debby Newslow, discusses the prerequisite programs necessary for a HACCP program in detail and gives tips on making sure they are workable and effective. Published by the UF Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, June 2007.

FSHN 07-01/FS137: Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) – Getting Started, Preliminary Steps

FSHN07-01, a 4-page factsheet by Ronald H. Schmidt and Debby Newslow, reviews the preliminary steps that are necessary for putting a HACCP program into place and includes tips for making sure the process happens smoothly. Published by the UF Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, June 2007.

PP-235/PP157: Asian Soybean Rust

PP-235, a 4-page illustrated fact sheet by Wayne M. Jurick II, Dario F. Narvaez, Carrie L. Harmon, James J. Marois, David L. Wright, and Philip F. Harmon, describes this fungal plant disease new to the US since 2004, its symptoms, causal organism, disease cycle and epidemiology, diagnosis, and management. Includes links to web-based resources and references. Published by the UF Department of Plant Pathology, July 2007.

HS-1107/HS363: Critical Issues for the Tomato Industry: Preventing a Rapid Postharvest Breakdown of the Fruit

HS-1107, a 6-page illustrated guide by J. A. Bartz, S. A. Sargent and P. R. Gilreath, provides a history of the problem, key symptoms and causes for the two postharvest diseases that normally cause it, and a quick checklist of suggestions for minimizing rapid breakdown of tomato fruit. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, July 2007

ENH-1069/EP330 French Hydrangea for Gardens in North and Central Florida

ENH-1069, a 7-page illustrated fact sheet by Gary W. Knox, describes this widely grown species of hydrangea, its origin and development, reflowering cultivars, how to grow them in Florida gardens, flowering schedule, types, and characteristics, variations in flower colors, and pest management. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, April 2007.

ENH-1051/EP328: University of Florida/IFAS Ornamental Plant Improvement Program: Three Caladium, Two Gerbera, and Thirteen Lisianthus Cultivars Released in 2005

ENH-1051, a 5-page fact sheet by Zhanao Deng and Brent K. Harbaugh, describes the characteristics of new ornamental plant cultivars released in 2005. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, April 2007.

ENH-1047/EP320: Spathiphyllum Flowering – Keys to the Future

ENH-1047, a 2-page fact sheet by R.J. Henny and J. Chen, describes flowering induction research that explores the potential use of environmental manipulation instead of gibberillic acid sprays to time flowering in peace lilies. Published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, November 2006.

CIR 1520/UW254: Policies that Address Sustainable Site Development

Circular 1520, a 9-page document by Marisa Romero and Mark E. Hostetler, compiles and summarizes five city and county ordinances that promote sustainable development at the site development level. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, May 2007.

CIR 1519/UW253: Policies that Address Sustainable Landscaping Practices

Circular 1519, a 10-page document by Marisa Romero and Mark E. Hostetler, compiles and summarizes four city and county ordinances that promote sustainable development at the landscaping development level. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, May 2007.

FOR-122/FR177: Ten Tips for Organizing a Videoconference at Multiple Sites Using the Polycom® System

FOR-122, a 4-page fact sheet by Michael G. Andreu and Melissa H. Friedman, enumerates 10 steps to follow when coordinating a multi-site videoconference event using IFAS videoconferencing facilities. Published by the UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation, April 2007.

ENY-735/IN695: Management of Whiteflies, Whitefly-Vectored Plant Virus, and Insecticide Resistance for Vegetable Production in Southern Florida

ENY-735, a 4-page fact sheet by David J. Schuster, Phillip S. Stansly, Jane. E. Polston, Phyllis R. Gilreath and Eugene McAvoy, describes improved recommendations developed by the Resistance Management Working Group for the control of the whiteflies and reducing insecticide resistance. Includes links to additional information and references and a table with informaton for selecting insecticides for whitefly management programs. Published by the UF Entomology and Nematology Department, March 2007.