FCS-8829/FY899: Breast Cancer: Preparing for Surgery

FCS8829, a 4-page fact sheet by Martha C. Monroe and Barbara F. Shea, is intended for breast cancer patients who are preparing for their lumpectomy or mastectomy surgery. It helps patients understand what to expect before and after surgery. Includes information on understanding medical procedures and coping physically and psychologically. Also features quotes and experiences from other breast cancer patients. Published by the UF Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, April 2007.

FCS-2272/FY929: Applying to College: You Can Do It!

FCS2272, a 6-page fact sheet by Danielle Scott and Heidi Liss Radunovich, is intended for high school students and others wanting to apply to college for the first time. It walks applicants through the steps necessary to apply to college and provides useful information on choosing a school, testing, and completing applications. Published by the UF Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, April 2007.

ENY-737S/IN719: El Dengue

ENY-373S, a 5-page illustrated fact sheet by Jorge Rey, is the Spanish language version of ENY-737: What is Dengue?  It describes this human disease caused by a virus transmitted by mosquitoes. It describes the viruses, the vectors, the disease and its history. Includes selected references. Published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, April 2007.

ENY-150/IN720: Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) in Honey Bees

ENY-150, a 6-page illustrated fact sheet by Jamie Ellis, explains what is known about about this new problem threatening the beekeeping industry in the U.S., its symptoms, theories about its cause, potential economic impact, what’s being done, and management recommendations for beekeepers. Includes selected references. Published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, May 2007.

ENH-1068/EP325: Nutrient Deficiencies in Production of Annual Floral Crops

ENH-1068, an 8-page illustrated fact sheet by James L. Gibson, Beth Bolles, Sheila Dunning, Theresa Friday, Dan Mullins, Carrie Stevenson, and Larry Williams, describes practices for nutrition monitoring and management for growers of annual floral crops. It describes essential nutrients and their translocation, provides a table of essential nutrients, and several figures showing symptoms of nutrient deficiencies. Includes a list of additional resources. Published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, April 2007.

EENY-399/IN723: Madagascar Beetle, Leichenum canaliculatum variegatum (King)

EENY-399, a 7-page illustrated fact sheet by James C. Dunford and Warren E. Steiner, is part of the Featured Creatures Collection. It describes this cosmopolitan beetle which can be found in sandy areas in Florida, its synonymy, distribution, description, habits and importance, and economic importance. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, May 2007.

FCS-8838/FY925: “Do I Look Fat in This?”: The Role of Mother-Daughter Relationships in Determining Body Image

FCS8838, a 3-page fact sheet by Eboni Baugh, explores the importance of the mother-daughter relationship to girls developing their body images. Learn how mothers can play a crucial role in ensuring that girls have a healthy self-image and do not engage in destructive dieting or eating patterns. Published by the UF Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, April 2007.

WEC218/UW259: The Cuban Treefrog (Osteopilus septentrionalis) in Florida

WEC218, an 8-page fact sheet by Steve A. Johnson, describes this member of the frog family Hylidae which is invasive to Florida, how to identify it, its ecology and natural history, its impact in Florida, and what homeowners can do to manage Cuban treefrogs around their home. Includes additional resources. Published by the UF Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, May 2007.

SS-AGR-109/AG269: Peanut Variety Performance in Florida 2003-2006

SS-AGR-109, a 10-page illustrated report by B. L. Tillman, D. W. Gorbet, M. W. Gomillion, J. McKinney, and W. D. Thomas, provides data from University of Florida trials conducted at Gainesville (Citra) Marianna, and Jay research centers from 2003-2006. Includes tables showing performance in 2006, performance of runner market-type varieties 2003-2006, performance of Virginia market-type varieties 2003-2006, pod yield, and disease resitance of major peanut varieties. Originally published by the UF Department of Agronomy as Marianna NFREC Research Report 07-1, March 2007.

FE688: Florida Production Budgets and Agribusiness Analysis

FE688, a 5-page document by Scott A. Smith, presents access information and a listing of production budgets for livestock and the following crops: citrus, field, forage, fruit and nuts, tropical fruits and vegetables, and vegetables. Also included is a web link to a business analysis of ornamental plant nurseries for various areas of Florida. Published by the UF Department of Food and Resource Economics, May 2007.

SS-AGR-269/AG275: Burndown of Ryegrass Cover Crops Prior to Crop Planting

SS-AGR-269, a 3-page illustrated fact sheet by J.A. Ferrell, D.L. Wright, B.J. Brecke, G.E. MacDonald, provides recommendations for using glyphosate to burn down ryegrass before planting, with specific information for corn, cotton, and peanuts and a table with conversion of rates based on formulation. Published by the UF Department of Agronomy, April 2007.

SS-AGR-262/AG270: Recommendations for Spot-Spray Treatment of Tropical Soda Apple with Milestone

SS-AGR-262, a 2-page fact sheet by Jason Ferrell and Brent Sellers, reports the results of a field experiment to determine the rate and application procedure necessary to maximize TSA control with spot-treatments of Milestone. Published by the UF Department of Agronomy, April 2007.

HS-1082/HS336: Uso del Cloro en las Lineas de Empacado de Productos Cosechados Frescos

HS-1082, a 5-page article by M.A. Ritenour, S.A. Sargent, J.A. Bartz and E.E. Lon Kan, is the Spanish language version of HS-761, Chlorine Use in Produce Packing Lines. It outlines principles for effectively using chlorine for water sanitation including sections on forms of chlorine, factors influencing chlorine activity, how to maintain adequate chlorine concentrations, test kids, recommendations, and how to mix chlorine solutions. Published by the UF Department of Horicultural Sciences, February 2007.

TP152/SG080 A Recreational Boating Characterization of Sarasota County

TP-152 is an 89 page illustrated report by Charles Sidman, Robert Swett, Tim Fik, Susan Fann, and Bill Sargent.  It documents the methods, procedures, and results of a map-based mail survey that was distributed to Brevard County boaters to obtain seasonal information about their boating preferences, use profiles, and travel patterns. Published by the UF Sea Grant College Program, January 2007.