This 6-page fact sheet written by Edward Evans, Fredy H. Ballen, Jonathan Crane, and Aditya Singh and published by the UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department presents the estimated costs and returns associated with the operation of an established pink guava grove in south Florida. The information presented was collected through field interviews with growers and industry specialists; it reflects a wide diversity of production techniques in small guava orchards. The information presented is intended only as a reference to estimate the financial requirements of operating an established pink guava grove.
Florida Extension is a partnership between the University of Florida and Florida A & M University to improve the quality of life for people like you through education. In the coming decade, decisions will be made by Florida Extension that influence you and your community. We invite you to participate in our Community Input Survey as a way to give your opinions about certain issues that may impact these decisions. The focus of this survey is your own community — where you live, shop, work and play.
The survey runs September 1 through December 31, 2016. The results of the survey will be available in spring 2017.
Please share this survey link with your family, friends, and coworkers. We look forward to hearing from all of you.
Take the survey: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4MAOfUFiafbNYrz
The EDIS website (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu) may be down on Saturday starting at 8:00 a.m. due to maintenance on the power supply to the main server on UF's main campus. Although EDIS servers are among those impacted by the planned outage this Saturday, we are accelerating our migration schedule in the hopes that we can move off of the affected servers before the end of the week.
If the migration proves too complex to manage on short notice, the website will be down. Print ordering and publication approval (Workflow) sites, as well as the authoring tool, may be down as well.
Tobacco Thrips Frankliniella fusca (Hinds) (Insecta: Thysanoptera: Thripidae)
Climate change is expected to result in increased temperatures of nearshore ocean water, and this could lead to increased growth of harmful microorganisms. These include algae that form noxious or toxic blooms, including red tides, and bacteria and other pathogens. This situation could have negative consequences in regard to human health and also Florida’s ocean-related economy. A 6-page fact sheet written by Karl Havens, and published by the UF Department of Sea Grant, June 2015.
To better promote water-conservation practices among homeowners who irrigate their landscaping, Extension professionals must first have a clear understanding of this target audience’s habits, beliefs, and needs. This 10-page fact sheet recommends that Extension professionals analyze their audiences through several factors, including their interest in water conservation and knowledge of water issues and laws. Written by Laura A. Warner, Emmett Martin, Alexa Lamm, Joy Rumble, and Randall Cantrell, and published by the UF Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, May 2015. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/wc199
Congratulations to the following EDIS authors who were recognized with awards at this year’s UF/IFAS College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Scholarship and Leadership Awards Banquet:
- Rebecca Baldwin, Entomology and Nematology – Undergraduate Adviser of the Year
- Andrea Lucky, Entomology and Nematology – Undergraduate Teacher of the Year
- Martha Monroe, Forest Resources and Conservation – Graduate Teacher/Adviser of the Year
- Amanda Ford, Nutritional Sciences – Jimmy G. Cheek Graduate Student Medal of Excellence
The season is upon us for year end reporting! The number of visits for each EDIS publication (i.e., November 16, 2012 – November 15, 2013) are now available. Use our handy search form to see how popular publications have been over the last five years by author, department, or title keyword.
Invasive plants are a serious problem for Florida’s natural areas, but what is the impact of their management on the economic value of our state parks? This 6-page fact sheet reports the results of a survey of Florida residents to determine how much they would pay for lower levels of invasive plant coverage in parks they visit, and estimate the value of invasive plant control. Written by Damian C. Adams, Anafrida N. Bwenge, Donna J. Lee, Sherry L. Larkin, and Janaki R. R. Alavalapati, and published by the UF Department of School of Forest Resources and Conservation, October 2011.
Lost in the maze of statutes, regulations, and potential liabilities that identify the current mass of water protection law? This handbook consisting of 2-4 page fact sheets provides an accurate, current, and authoritative summary of the principal federal and state (Florida) laws that directly or indirectly relate to agriculture. It provides a basic overview of the many rights and responsibilities that farmers and farmland owners have under both federal and state laws as well as the appropriate contact information to obtain more detailed information. Written by Michael T. Olexa and Zachary Broome, with contributions by Tatiana Borisova, and published by the UF Department of Food and Resource Economics, June 2011.
Energycane is a cross of commercial sugarcane with wild sugarcane. It is higher in fiber and lower in sucrose than commercial sugarcane. This 7-page fact sheet provides estimates of costs and returns to sugarcane farmers and determines whether energycane can provide sufficient economic returns to warrant further research into its use as an energy crop. Written by José Álvarez and Zane R. Helsel and published by the UF Department of Food and Resource Economics, August 2011. USDA/ARS photo by David Nance.
Most snails are either beneficial or harmless, but a few snails may feed on economically important plants and become pests. The terrestrial species that can become plant pests are discussed in this 12-page fact sheet written by John L. Capinera and Jodi White, and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, July 2011.
Learn to think like a reporter about what stories are newsworthy and how you can help them do their job better, and get your message out to the public. This 3-page fact sheet was written by Ricky Telg, and published by the UF Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, August 2011.
Lovebugs in Florida (ENY-329/MG068)
Living with Lovebugs (ENY-840/IN694)
Enfermedades de las Aves Transmisibles a los Humanos (PS 23S/AN099)
Los Nombres Científicos (ENY-731S/IN665)
Physical Changes of Aging (FCS2085/HE019)
Guide to Using Rhizomal Perennial Peanut in the Urban Landscape (HS960/EP135)
Earthworm Biology (CIR455/IN047)
Active Listening: A Communication Tool (FCS2151/HE361)
Burmese Pythons in South Florida: Scientific Support for Invasive Species Management (WEC242/UW286)
Revised! EENY033, an 8-page illustrated fact sheet by F.W. Mead, is part of the Featured Creatures collection. It describes this serious pest of citrus which is a vector for citrus greening disease or Huanglongbing — identification, distribution, description, life history, damage, and management. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, July 2010.
FOR262, a 2-page fact sheet by Michael G. Andreu, Melissa H. Friedman, Mary McKenzie, and Heather V. Quintana, describes this native deciduous tree found in the bottomlands, floodplains, and swamps of southern Virginia, south to northwest Florida, west to southeastern Texas, and north through the Mississippi River Valley — scientific and common names, description, allergen, and applications. Includes references. Published by the UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation, June 2010.
Revised! Circular 1414, a 7-page fact sheet by Mark A. Mossler and Jonathan Crane, provides an overview of production and pest management practices for mamey sapote and sapodilla in Florida. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, November 2009.
FCS-2298, a 4-page illustrated fact sheet by Stephanie C. Toelle and David C. Diehl, gives parents viewing strategies, suggests media guidelines, and reviews media policies designed to protect children. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, May 2009.
FAR0074, a 2-page transcript of the Family Album Radio Program broadcast by Suzanna Smith, describes research findings about the co-parenting relationships between custodial mothers and fathers living apart from their biological children. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, March 2009.