Mosquito Control Impoundments (ENY648S/IN192)

Figure 5.  The Banana River project.A mosquito control impoundment is a salt marsh or mangrove forest with an earthen dike around the perimeter that allows the area to be artificially flooded during the mosquito breeding season. Since the seventies, research has shown that impounding can have severe environmental impacts on the marshes and the adjoining estuary. So, over 12,600 hectares of the original 16,185 of impoundments have been rehabilitated in some fashion. This 6-page fact sheet was written by Jorge R. Rey and C. Roxanne Connelly, and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, June 2012.

FE839 Using Implicit Economic Multipliers to Guide Local Economic Development: An Agricultural Example in Brevard County, Florida

FE839, an 8-page fact sheet by Rodney L. Clouser, Mohammad Rahmani, Alan Hodges, and Jim Fletcher, provides an example of information for a Florida county, using Brevard County as a model, that can assist in the economic development decision process, which can be completed for minimal expenditures and can aid in the success of economic development efforts. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Food and Resource Economics, August 2010.