EDIS 2022-11-04T00:00:00-04:00 EDIS Editorial Team Open Journal Systems <p>The EDIS journal provides permanent academic access to current and past published versions of numbered, online Extension publications from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). An active collection of EDIS publications deemed current, up-to-date, and relevant to Florida audiences is maintained on&nbsp;a&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">separate public site</a>.&nbsp;</p> Citrus Leprosis Fruit, Leaf, and Stem Symptom Identification 2022-03-11T08:07:15-05:00 Amit Levy Ozgur Batuman Megan M. Dewdney Jamie D. Burrow <p>This new two-page handout provides a brief summary of citrus leprosis symptoms. Written by Amit Levy, Ozgur Batuman, Megan M. Dewdney, and Jamie D. Burrow and published by the UF/IFAS Plant Pathology Department.</p> 2022-11-01T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2022 UF/IFAS Citrus Pest Quick Guide: California Red Scale (Aonidiella aurantii) 2022-09-14T09:41:26-04:00 X. Martini J. Price <p>This factsheet gives the general public and citrus growers basic knowledge regarding the California red scale. Written by X. Martini and J. Price, and published by the UF/IFAS Entomology and Nematology Department, November 2022.</p> 2022-11-16T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2022 UF/IFAS A Walk on the Wild Side: 2021 Cool-Season Forage Recommendations for Wildlife Food Plots in North Florida 2021-09-22T09:16:04-04:00 M. Wallau A. R. Blount J. M. Campos Krauer M. A. Lashley E. Rios J. M. B. Vendramini J. C. B. Dubeux Md. A. Babar C. L. Mackowiak K. H. Quesenberry <p>The list of cool-season forage recommendations for wildlife in this publication includes varieties that have been tested and are known to perform well in Florida. Written by M. Wallau, A. R. Blount, J. M. Campos-Krauer, M. A. Lashley, E. Rios, J. M. B. Vendramini, J. C. B. Dubeux, Md. A. Babar, C. L. Mackowiak, and K. H. Quesenberry, and published by the UF/IFAS Agronomy Department, revised October 2021.</p> 2021-10-18T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS The Effects of Regulation on Ornamental Aquaculture Farms in Florida 2022-06-24T15:02:15-04:00 Noah C. Boldt Jonathan van Senten Carole R. Engle Eric J. Cassiano Matthew A. DiMaggio <p>Florida’s diverse ornamental aquaculture industry has many unique challenges that set it apart from other aquaculture commodity groups. The numerous production techniques, diversity of species, and various market outlets make the ornamental aquaculture industry an intriguing study in how regulations impact the industry. By understanding those regulatory impacts, we can streamline efforts to address them. A study was conducted to measure the regulatory impact on ornamental aquaculture farms in Florida using on-farm data from 2018. All farms were censused in the state and results covered 82% of the industry with a response rate of 41% of farms. This factsheet discusses the results of that study and the regulatory burden that the ornamental aquaculture industry in Florida endures.</p> 2022-11-01T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2022 UF/IFAS Mulching Herbs, Vegetables and Fruit Trees in The Florida-Friendly Edible Landscape 2022-04-06T12:20:41-04:00 Tina McIntyre Rachel Gutner Tiare Silvasy Jacqlyn Rivas Esen Momol <p>Mulching is the practice of spreading material around the base of a plant to protect the plant, conserving moisture or suppressing weeds. This new 7-page publication of the UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department serves as a guide for homeowners and professionals to reference best practices on mulching and discusses mulch sources, application techniques, and management practices. It will clarify the mulch needs of fruit trees, shrubs, herbs, and vegetables to promote plant health. Written by Tina McIntyre, Rachel Gutner, Tiare Silvasy, Jacqlyn Rivas, and Esen Momol.<br /><a href=""></a></p> 2022-11-04T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2022 UF/IFAS Market Trends for US Berry Crops: Implications for Florida Blueberry, Blackberry, and Raspberry Producers 2022-10-04T11:28:19-04:00 Kimberly L. Morgan <p>This publication presents production and market data specific to US blueberry, blackberry, and raspberry, with the intent to characterize related supply and demand trends recorded from 2000 to 2021. Implications from this market analysis are useful to inform production, harvest, and marketing decisions of Florida growers interested in, or involved with, the commercial berry industry. Written by Kimberly L. Morgan, and published by the UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department, November 2022.</p> 2022-11-16T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2022 UF/IFAS Human Flea Pulex irritans Linnaeus, 1758 (Insecta: Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) 2022-07-25T10:53:40-04:00 Chad L. Cross Estelle Martin Lucas Brendel <p><em>Pulex irritans</em> Linnaeus is commonly known as the human flea owing to its general association with humans, with human dwellings, and with pets and other animals in close association with humans. In fact, this species has been found associated with human archaeological sediments in Europe and Greenland, underscoring the long-term correlation between humans and this flea (Buckland and Sadler 1989). The human flea is cosmopolitan (Mullen and Durden 2019, Gage 2005, Marquardt et al. 2000), but is found in highest abundance in areas where it can readily find mammalian hosts. Though its relative abundance and overall medical importance is disputed, this flea has been implicated as a potentially important vector of the human pathogens causing plague and murine typhus as well as serving as a potential vector of a tapeworm known to parasitize humans (Eldridge and Edman 2004). This review is intended for a general audience interested in understanding the biology, ecology, and medical importance of the human flea.</p> 2022-11-15T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2022 UF/IFAS Resources and Suggestions to Support Black Women’s Maternal Health 2022-10-28T16:39:26-04:00 Tyler S. Nesbit Karen Awura-Adjoa Ronke Coker Sarah McKune Larry Forthun LaToya O'Neal <p>This publication is intended to support Black women in navigating the healthcare system before, during, and after pregnancy. Written by Tyler S. Nesbit, Karen Awura-Adjoa Ronke Coker, Sarah McKune, Larry Forthun, and LaToya O’Neal, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, November 2022.</p> 2022-11-16T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2022 UF/IFAS A Community-Based Approach to Supporting the Mental Health of Rural Youth 2022-10-04T09:52:28-04:00 Ashlyn Michael LaToya O'Neal Erin Kersey Angela Nielsen Karen Coker Larry Forthun <p>This publication highlights the role the established presence of UF/IFAS Extension in rural regions can play in the dissemination of community-based professionals into these areas. The integration of these professionals and the various programs and services they offer will serve as a buffer to the many stressors faced by rural residents, the complexities of which often lead to overall poor mental health. Written by Ashlyn Michael, LaToya O’Neal, Erin Kersey, Angela Nielsen, Karen Coker, and Larry Forthun, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, November 2022.</p> 2022-11-22T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2022 UF/IFAS An Introduction to Sizing Centrifugal Pumps in Aquaculture 2022-08-22T08:48:42-04:00 Jordan Neff J. A. Watson W. A. Porter <p>This publication explains the basic methodology used to size pumps for aquaculture systems; however, these concepts can be applied to a variety of pumping systems. Written by Jordan Neff, J. A. Watson, and W. A. Porter, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, September 2022.</p> 2022-11-17T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2022 UF/IFAS Artificial Reefs in Florida 101: Effects on Fisheries--Part 4 of an Artificial Reef series 2022-04-25T08:30:06-04:00 Lisa Chong Angela B. Collins Holly Abeels Anna Braswell Andrew Ropicki Edward V. Camp <p>Increasingly, coastal managers are placing artificial reefs in marine waters. These long-lasting habitat alterations have measurable effects on fish, fishers, divers, fisheries, and marine social ecological systems. Understanding how artificial reefs function is necessary to make good decisions about future artificial reefs. Scientific research on many aspects of artificial reefs is not always summarized and explained. In response to this need, we designed a 4-part series called Artificial Reefs 101. This publication, part 4 of the Artificial Reefs series, explores a complicated but fascinating aspect of artificial reefs—should we expect them to lead to better fishing in the long run? Many people think artificial reefs should be a “win-win” since both fish and fishers seem to like them. But it is increasingly apparent that they are likely to increase fishing mortality more than they increase fish populations. So they could lead to more restrictive regulations.</p> 2022-11-01T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2022 UF/IFAS