https://journals.flvc.org/edis/issue/feed EDIS 2021-10-13T13:34:38-04:00 EDIS Editorial Team edislib@ifas.ufl.edu 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="https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu" target="_blank" rel="noopener">separate public site</a>.&nbsp;</p> https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/127462 [IN1336] Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (Mayr) (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae) 2021-07-08T09:09:16-04:00 Katherine Carroll katcarroll@ufl.edu Adam Dale agdale@ufl.edu <p>The Argentine ant,<em> Linepithema humile</em> (Mayr), is an insect native to South America, but an invasive species in many parts of the world. It is globally distributed. <em>Linepithema humile</em> is considered a pest species, primarily due to its feeding habits of tending and protecting honeydew producing insects, such as scale insects, which are often damaging to crops and ornamental plants. This aggressive, populous ant species also has a negative effect on native ant species. <em>Linepithema humile</em> colonies have multiple queens, allowing colonies to grow and spread rapidly. Under certain conditions, the argentine ant may also become a household pest if it finds a way into homes. <em>Linepithema humile</em> has been designated as a tramp ant species, meaning that it has an incredible ability to spread and establish in new areas and is difficult to control. <em>Linepithema humile</em>, like other tramp species, can establish in new locations quickly due to the multi-queen nature of the colonies, their abitlity to forage and find resources, and the extensive network of interrelated colonies they are able to form. This document provides an in-depth synopsis of the insect's life history, biology, and management.</p> 2021-09-20T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/127674 Cowpea weevil, Callosobruchus maculatus (Insecta: Coleoptera: Bruchidae) 2021-08-03T12:47:16-04:00 Garima Garima garima.garima@ufl.edu Rafia Khan rkhan@ufl.edu Dakshina Seal dseal3@ufl.edu 2021-09-20T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/126468 Eastern Cranberry Bee Melitta americana Smith (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Melittidae: Melitta) 2021-06-14T09:41:23-04:00 Lidia M Komondy lkomondy@ufl.ed Cameron Jack cjack@ufl.edu 2021-09-20T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/127437 [IN1337] Encarsia Wasp, a Silverleaf Whitefly Parasitoid (suggested) Encarsia formosa Gahan (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) 2021-07-08T09:12:32-04:00 Erich Schoeller eschoeller@ufl.edu Vivek Kumar vivekiari@ufl.edu Cindy L. McKenzie cindy.mckenzie@ars.usda.gov Lance S. Osborne lsosborn@ufl.edu 2021-09-20T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/126282 [IN1329] Fig Psyllid Homotoma ficus (L.) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Homotomidae); Curtain Fig Psyllid Macrohomotoma gladiata Kuwayama (Insecta: Hemiptera: Homotomidae); and Ficus Leaf-Rolling Psyllid Trioza brevigenae Mathur (Insecta: Hemiptera: Triozidae) 2021-08-06T09:37:36-04:00 Alexander Tasi atasi@ufl.edu Tolulope Morawo tmorawo@ufl.edu Susan Halbert Susan.Halbert@FDACS.gov <p>This article details three adventive (to North America) psyllid species that feed on ficus. <em>Homotoma ficus</em> (the fig psylla) was noticed first in 1969, and <em>Macrohomotoma gladiata</em> (the curtain fig psyllid) and <em>Trioza brevigenae</em> (the ficus leaf rolling psyllid) were found to be present in 2015 and 2016, respectively. All three three species are currently found only in California, but could possibly spread to other states including Florida in the future.&nbsp;</p> 2021-09-20T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/127432 Sophia or Transvena Parasitic Wasp (suggested common name) Encarsia sophia Girault and Dodd (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) 2021-06-14T09:37:19-04:00 Erich N. Schoeller eschoeller@ufl.edu Vivek Kumar vivekiari@ufl.edu Cindy L. McKenzie cindy.mckenzie@ars.usda.gov Lance S. Osborne lsosborn@ufl.edu 2021-09-20T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/128533 Biology and Management of Pusley (Richardia L.) in Turfgrass and Landscape Planting Beds 2021-06-24T10:01:47-04:00 Evan Anderson eanderson350@ufl.edu Pawel Petelewicz petelewicz.pawel@ufl.edu Chris Marble marblesc@ufl.edu <p>This new 7-page article was written for homeowners and green industry professionals to aid in the identification and management of the three most common pusleys, including Florida, Brazilian, and largeflower pusley (Richardia spp.), in turfgrass and landscape planting beds. Written by Evan Anderson, Pawel Petelewicz, and Chris Marble, and published by the UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department.</p> 2021-09-16T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/127497 Key Plant, Key Pests: Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta) 2021-06-14T12:00:14-04:00 Juanita Popenoe jpopenoe@ufl.edu Matthew Borden m.borden@ufl.edu Adam G Dale agdale@ufl.edu Angela Colonna angela30@ufl.edu Caroline R Warwick caroline.roper@ufl.edu Brian J. Pearson bpearson@ufl.edu <p>This series of <em>Key Plant, Key Pests</em> publications are designed for Florida gardeners, horticulturalists, and landscape professionals to help identify common pests associated with common Florida flora. This new 4-page publication of the UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department provides information and general management recommendations for aulacaspis scale, other scales, mealybugs, and manganese deficiency. <br /><a href="https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep608">https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep608</a></p> 2021-10-12T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/128964 Measuring Leaf Water Potential 2021-08-24T16:28:25-04:00 Christian Bartell c.bartell@ufl.edu Haimanote K. Bayabil hbayabil@ufl.edu Bruce Schaffer bas56@ufl.edu Fitsum Tilahun fteshome@ufl.edu Fikadu Getachew fikadugetachew@ufl.edu <p>This article summarizes the basic concepts of leaf water potential measurements and two available methods for measuring leaf water potential under field and laboratory conditions. Written by Christian Bartell, Haimanote K. Bayabil, Bruce Schaffer, Fitsum Tilahun, and Fikadu Getachew, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, October 2021.</p> 2021-10-13T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/121918 Common Bark Beetle Pests of Florida 2021-04-26T16:42:01-04:00 Sawyer Adams sawyer.adams@ufl.edu Jiri Hulcr hulcr@ufl.edu <p>This new 4-page guide was created specifically as an aid for youth forestry knowledge competitions, including 4-H and Future Farmers of America. Along with a collection of the listed beetles, it is suitable as a beginner’s introduction to the most important pine pests in Florida. Written by Sawyer Adams and Jiri Hulcr and published by the UF/IFAS 4-H Youth Development Program.</p> <p>This publication was amended on 10/18/2021 to remove a line from the description of the reproduction weevil.</p> 2021-09-22T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/124854 4-H Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Leader Guide 2021-03-12T17:25:44-05:00 John Pipoly jpipoly@ufl.edu Angelina Toomey angelinactoomey@ufl.edu Sarah Hensley sarahzt@ufl.edu Esen Momol eam@ufl.edu Jennifer W. Marvin jwmarvin@ufl.edu Kelly Perez nomail@nomail.com <p>Florida-Friendly Landscaping<sup>TM</sup> (FFL) protects natural resources through water conservation, waste and nonpoint source pollution reduction, erosion prevention, and creation of wildlife-sustaining habitats by implementing science-based landscaping practices. <em>4-H Florida-Friendly Landscaping<sup>TM </sup>Curriculum</em> fosters environmental stewardship among youth and allows them to engage in conserving water, soil, and vegetation resources from an early age.</p> <p><br />This curriculum addresses Florida’s unique environment and may be used alone or as a supplement to the 4-H Junior Master Gardener curriculum. Through <em>4-H Florida-Friendly Landscaping<sup>TM </sup>Curriculum,</em> youth will learn nine basic principles of FFL, including water, soil, and vegetation conservation through landscape and gardening activities. This curriculum targets youth in grades 6 to 8 (ages 10 to 14) and contains both in-classroom and home activities that allow youth to understand and engage the world around them, thereby helping them gain life skills in the areas of Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.</p> <p> All volunteers and instructors utilizing this resource should work with their local 4-H Extension Agent to appropriately enroll youth in 4-H in order for them to experience the full benefits of the 4-H Youth Development program and to receive credit for completion of a 4-H project.<br /><br />Leader Guide; <a href="https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/4h411">https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/4h411</a></p> 2021-10-06T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/129666 4-H Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Workbook 2021-10-06T13:47:27-04:00 John Pipoly jpipoly@ufl.edu Angelina Toomey angelinactoomey@ufl.edu Sarah Hensley sarahzt@ufl.edu Esen Momol eam@ufl.edu Jennifer W. Marvin jwmarvin@ufl.edu Kelly Perez nomail@nomail.com <p>Florida-Friendly Landscaping<sup>TM</sup> (FFL) protects natural resources through water conservation, waste and nonpoint source pollution reduction, erosion prevention, and creation of wildlife-sustaining habitats by implementing science-based landscaping practices. <em>4-H Florida-Friendly Landscaping<sup>TM </sup>Curriculum</em> fosters environmental stewardship among youth and allows them to engage in conserving water, soil, and vegetation resources from an early age.</p> <p>This curriculum addresses Florida’s unique environment and may be used alone or as a supplement to the 4-H Junior Master Gardener curriculum. Through <em>4-H Florida-Friendly Landscaping<sup>TM </sup>Curriculum,</em> youth will learn nine basic principles of FFL, including water, soil, and vegetation conservation through landscape and gardening activities. This curriculum targets youth in grades 6 to 8 (ages 10 to 14) and contains both in-classroom and home activities that allow youth to understand and engage the world around them, thereby helping them gain life skills in the areas of Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.</p> <p>All volunteers and instructors utilizing this resource should work with their local 4-H Extension Agent to appropriately enroll youth in 4-H in order for them to experience the full benefits of the 4-H Youth Development program and to receive credit for completion of a 4-H project.</p> <p>Workbook; <a href="https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/4h422">https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/4h422</a></p> 2021-10-06T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/129267 Florida 4-H Senior Horse Record Book 2021-07-26T19:05:49-04:00 Wendy T. DeVito wtaylor@ufl.edu Saundra H. TenBroeck sht@ufl.edu Shane T. Michael shanemic@ufl.edu Megan N. Brew horsygrl@ufl.edu Alyssa M. Ohmstede imatwist@ufl.edu <p>The purpose of the 4-H Horse Program is to provide young people an opportunity to participate in a series of activities designed to improve citizenship, sportsmanship, horsemanship, character, competitive spirit, discipline, and responsibility, while creating an atmosphere for learning and awareness of the life around us. This new 24-page publication of the UF/IFAS 4-H Youth Development Program was written by Wendy DeVito, Saundra TenBroeck, Shane Michael, Megan Brew, and Alyssa Ohmstede.<br /><a href="https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/4h418">https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/4h418</a></p> 2021-10-01T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/129398 La Grama St. Augustine Para Patios de Florida 2021-08-23T12:34:02-04:00 Laurie Trenholm letr@ufl.edu Marco Schiavon marcoschiavon@ufl.edu J. Unruh jbu@ufl.edu Travis Shaddox shaddox@uky.edu Kevin Kenworthy kenworth@ufl.edu Carlos F. Balerdi balerdi@ufl.edu Henrique Mayer hmayer@ufl.edu <p>La grama o césped St. Augustine (<em>Stenotaphrum secundatum</em> [Walt.] Kuntze) está muy adaptada a las zonas calurosas y húmedas (subtropicales) del mundo. Se cree que es nativa de las regiones costeras del Golfo de México y del Mediterráneo. St. Augustine es la especie de grama más usada en Florida (Figura 1). Esta publicación está destinada a propietarios de casas y encargados de pasto y césped que manejan grama St Augustine en el paisaje de Florida.</p> <p>Minor revision of Trenholm, Laurie, Joseph Bryan Unruh, Travis W. Shaddox, Carlos F. Balerdi, and Henrique Mayer. 2018. “La Grama St. Augustine Para Patios De Florida: ENH1288/EP552, 1/2018”. <em>EDIS</em> 2018 (1). https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-ep552-2018.</p> 2021-09-14T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/129617 Streaming Science #1: An Introduction to Using Mobile Technologies for Engagement with Your Target Audience 2021-10-01T14:58:36-04:00 Peyton Beattie pbeattie@ufl.edu Jamie Loizzo jloizzo@ufl.edu <p>This first publication in the Streaming Science EDIS series is focused on how to use mobile hardware and software for engagement with your target audience. This article and series emphasize the creation of communication and educational content via mobile technologies, can be useful for communicators and educators in a variety of settings, and can guide the development of digital engagement experiences for youth and adult audiences. Written by Peyton Beattie and Jamie Loizzo; 3 pp.<br /><a href="https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/wc397">https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/wc397</a></p> 2021-10-13T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/126298 The Hibiscus bud weevil (Anthonomus testaceosquamosus Linell, Coleoptera: Curculionidae) 2021-08-06T10:20:31-04:00 Alexandra M. Revynthi arevynthi@ufl.edu Yisell Velazquez Hernandez yvelazquez@ufl.edu Juleysy Rodriguez juleysym@ufl.edu Paul E. Kendra paul.kendra@usda.gov Daniel Carrillo dancar@ufl.edu Catharine M. Mannion cmannion@ufl.edu <p>A profile of the hibiscus bud weevil intended for the use of interested laypersons with some knowledge of biology as well as academic audiences. The hibiscus bud weevil, a pest of China rose hibiscus, originates from northeastern Mexico and southern Texas and can cause large economic losses to hibiscus growers. This fact sheet provides nursery owners, homeowners, and other interested people with information on this serious pest.</p> 2021-09-24T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/125665 Ehrlichia and Anaplasma 2021-07-23T09:04:12-04:00 Yuexun Tian yuexun.tian@ufl.edu Cynthia C Lord clord@ufl.edu Eva A. Buckner eva.buckner@ufl.edu <p><em>Ehrlichia</em> and <em>Anaplasma</em> are bacteria that cause diseases, known as ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis, in humans and other animals. <em>Ehrlichia</em> and<em> Anaplasma</em> are primarily transmitted through the bites of infected hard ticks, such as the lone star tick, the blacklegged tick, and the American dog tick. This publication describes the various forms of ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis and the tick vectors.</p> 2021-09-28T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/129407 Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) Management Program for Ornamental Plants 2021-08-24T09:36:55-04:00 Muhammad Ahmed zaheerento@gmail.com Lance Osborne lsosborn@ufl.edu Vivek Kumar vivekuf@gmail.com Cindy McKenzie cindy.mckenzie@usda.gov Cristi Palmer clpalmer@njaes.rutgers.edu <p><em>Bemisia tabaci</em> (Gennadius), commonly known as silverleaf whitefly, is a polyphagous pest and listed as one of the world’s 100 worst invasive species. It is known to feed on more than 1000 plant species and vector over 120 plant-damaging viruses. This publication provides a management program for nursery and ornamental plant growers to aid in their efforts to minimize selection for insecticide resistance irrespective of whitefly biotype while helping to achieve top-quality plant materials.</p> 2021-10-14T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/127433 Deep Learning Classification of High-Resolution Drone Images Using the ArcGIS Pro Software 2021-07-15T11:57:10-04:00 Amr Abd-Elrahman aamr@ufl.edu Katie Britt k.britt@ufl.edu Tao Liu taoliu@mtu.edu <p>Deep learning classification of invasive species using widely-used ArcGIS Pro software and increasingly common drone imagery can aid in identification and management of natural areas. A step-by-step implementation, with associated data for users to access, is presented to make this technology more widely accessible to GIS analysts, researchers, and graduate students working with remotely sensed data in the natural resource field.</p> 2021-10-15T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/128860 Industrial Hemp in the United States: Definition and History 2021-07-22T14:02:07-04:00 Mark Tancig tancig00@ufl.edu Christine Kelly-Begazo ckellybe@ufl.edu Navdeep Kaur navdeepkaur@ufl.edu Lakesh Sharma lakesh.sharma@ufl.edu Zachary Brym brymz@ufl.edu <p>This publication provides information about industrial hemp, its origins, and its cultivation. Written by Mark Tancig, Christine Kelly-Begazo, Navdeep Kaur, Lakesh K. Sharma, and Zachary Brym, and published by the UF/IFAS Agronomy Department, September 2021.</p> 2021-09-17T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/128862 Uses of Raw Products Obtained from Hemp: Fiber, Seed, and Cannabinoids 2021-07-27T09:02:04-04:00 Navdeep Kaur navdeepkaur@ufl.edu Lakesh Sharma lakesh.sharma@ufl.edu Christine Kelly-Begazo ckellybe@ufl.edu Mark Tancig tancig00@ufl.edu Zachary Brym brymz@ufl.edu <p>This publication discusses three main harvestable products of hemp: fiber, seeds, and cannabinoids, along with their current and potential uses. Written by Navdeep Kaur, Lakesh K. Sharma, Christine Kelly-Begazo, Mark Tancig, and Zachary Brym, and published by the UF/IFAS Agronomy Department, September 2021.</p> 2021-09-17T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/129436 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 mwallau@ufl.edu A. R. Blount paspalum@ufl.edu J. M. Campos Krauer jmcampos@ufl.edu M. A. Lashley marcus.lashley@ufl.edu E. Rios estebanrios@ufl.edu J. M. B. Vendramini jv@ufl.edu J. C. B. Dubeux dubeux@ufl.edu Md. A. Babar mababar@ufl.edu C. L. Mackowiak echo13@ufl.edu K. H. Quesenberry clover@ufl.edu <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 https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/129206 Cellular Agriculture for Production of Cell-Based Seafood 2021-08-24T17:29:22-04:00 Razieh Farzad rfarzad@ufl.edu <p>This new 4-page article intends to give basic information about the cell-based seafood production system to consumers and seafood producers. Written by Razieh Farzad and published by the UF/IFAS Food Science and Human Nutrition Department.</p> 2021-09-30T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/124010 Milking Management Program: Proper Milking Procedures to Optimize Milking Efficiency and Milk Quality 2021-07-20T17:19:41-04:00 Izabella Toledo izatol@ufl.edu <p>The purpose of this article is to help producers and herd managers improve milking management and produce high-quality milk. The article may be used as a training tool for new and existing employees. Written by Izabella Toledo, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences, October 2021.</p> 2021-10-14T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/128974 Targeting ADG of Developing Replacement Heifers Using Age and Body Weight 2021-09-01T16:29:49-04:00 John Arthington jarth@ufl.edu Philipe Moriel pmoriel@ufl.edu <p>This publication was prepared to assist beef cattle producers and livestock agents in determining the target ADG and management system to develop replacement beef heifers in Florida. Written by John Arthington and Philipe Moriel, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences, revised October 2021.</p> 2021-10-13T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/122611 Mastitis in Small Ruminants 2021-08-23T11:19:50-04:00 Izabella Toledo izatol@ufl.edu Justina Dacey jdacey@ufl.edu <p>Mastitis often reduces animal performance and productivity as well as farm profitability. The purpose of this article is to help small ruminant producers to identify, treat, control, and prevent mastitis in small ruminants. Written by Izabella Toledo and Justina Dacey, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences, September 2021.</p> 2021-09-27T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/129467 Determination of Carbonate Concentrations in Calcareous Soils with Common Vinegar Test 2021-08-31T13:50:17-04:00 Qiang Zhu nomail@nomail.com Yuncong Li yunli@ufl.edu Guodong Liu guodong@ufl.edu Monica Ozores-Hampton nomail@nomail.com <p style="line-height: 13.7pt;"><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; color: black;">Calcareous soils are those that have free calcium carbonate (CaCO<sub>3</sub>) and have pH values in the range of 7.0 to 8.3. If they are managed properly, calcareous soils can be used to grow any crop. Before employing any management practices, it is important to know how much carbonate exists in the soil. Soil carbonate is usually quantified by acid dissolution followed by the volumetric analysis of the released carbon dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>). In geological sciences, a simple acid test consists of placing a drop of dilute hydrochloric acid on a rock or mineral and observing if there are CO<sub>2 </sub>bubbles released; the bubbles indicate the presence of carbonate minerals. The household test below uses vinegar and other simple instruments to estimate soil carbonate concentration.</span></p> <p style="line-height: 13.7pt;"><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; color: black;">Minor revision with an added author.</span></p> 2021-10-11T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/128834 Growing Lettuce in Small Hydroponic Systems 2021-09-02T17:08:42-04:00 Germán V. Sandoya gsandoyamiranda@ufl.edu Jonael Bosques jonael@ufl.edu Francisco Rivera friveramelendez@ufl.edu E. Vanessa Campoverde evcampoverde@ufl.edu <p>This new 6-page publication of the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department presents an overview on the use of different small hydroponic systems that could be implemented by home gardeners for lettuce. Recommendations on lighting, media, and other key aspects are presented in this publication as well. Written by Germán V. Sandoya, Jonael Bosques, Francisco Rivera, and E. Vanessa Campoverde.</p> 2021-09-27T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/129471 Growing Strawberries in the Florida Home Garden 2021-08-30T10:09:48-04:00 Vance M. Whitaker vwhitaker@ufl.edu Natalia Peres nperes@ufl.edu Sriyanka Lahiri lahiris@ufl.edu Sydney Park Brown spbrown@ufl.edu Craig K. Chandler ckc@ufl.edu <p>Florida is the winter strawberry capital of the world. In commercial and home production, strawberries are grown as an annual crop rather than as perennials. This 4-page publication of the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department presents guidelines for the successful production of strawberries in the Florida home garden. Minor revision with an updated byline of Chandler, C. K., N. A. Peres, V. M. Whitaker, H. A. Smith, and S. P. Brown. 2014. "Growing Strawberries in the Florida Home Garden." <em>EDIS </em>2008 (6).</p> <p><a href="https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs403">https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs403</a></p> <p> </p> <div class="figure"> </div> 2021-09-14T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/128980 El maracuyá en Florida 2021-08-31T11:24:49-04:00 Mark Bailey ironhill@ufl.edu Ali Sarkhosh sarkhosha@ufl.edu Amir Rezazadeh amir2558@ufl.edu Joshua Anderson anderson.joshua@ufl.edu Alan Chambers ac@ufl.edu Jonathan Crane jhcr@ufl.edu Jonathan Clavijo-Herrera luis.clavijo@ufl.edu <p>Passionfruit is a short-lived evergreen perennial vine that produces an aromatic, tropical-tasting fruit. This new 14-page Spanish translation of the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department provides a description of passionfruit and its various species and cultivars, as well as a guide to culture and management, harvest and storage, its pests and diseases, and food and marketing. By M. Bailey, A. Sarkhosh, A. Rezazadeh, J. Anderson, A. Chambers, and J. Crane. Translated by J. Clavijo-Herrer.</p> 2021-09-24T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/126868 Exploring Opportunities for Malting Barley Production in Florida 2021-07-22T14:25:29-04:00 Charles E. Barrett cebarrett@ufl.edu Lincoln Zotarelli lzota@ufl.edu Sylvia M. Willis swillis1@ufl.edu Jay M. Capasso jcapasso@ufl.edu Ethan T. Carter ethancarter@ufl.edu De Broughton deonne@ufl.edu Kevin R. Athearn athearn@ufl.edu Andrew MacIntosh andrewmacintosh@ufl.edu Alicia N Halbritter aliciah1221@ufl.edu Matthew T. Smith smith197@ufl.edu Kevin A. Korus kkorus@ufl.edu Daniel J. Leonard d.leonard@ufl.edu <p>This new 6-page publication of the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department aims to inform Florida growers and the craft brewing and distillery industry about the current knowledge of the potential yield and challenges of barley cultivation in north Florida. Written by Charles E. Barrett, Lincoln Zotarelli, Sylvia M. Willis, Jay M. Capasso, Ethan T. Carter, De Broughton, Kevin R. Athearn, Andrew MacIntosh, Alicia N. Halbritter, Matthew T. Smith, Kevin A. Korus, and Daniel J. Leonard.<br /><a href="https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1420">https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1420</a></p> 2021-09-14T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/127406 A Step-by-Step Guide for Automated Plant Canopy Delineation Using Deep Learning: An Example in Strawberry Using ArcGIS Pro Software 2021-02-05T15:17:41-05:00 Amr Abd-Elrahman aamr@ufl.edu Katie Britt k.britt@ufl.edu Vance Whitaker vwhitaker@ufl.edu <p>This publication presents a guide to image analysis for researchers and farm managers who use ArcGIS software. Anyone with basic geographic information system analysis skills may follow along with the demonstration and learn to implement the Mask Region Convolutional Neural Networks model, a widely used model for object detection, to delineate strawberry canopies using ArcGIS Pro Image Analyst Extension in a simple workflow. This process is useful for precision agriculture management.</p> 2021-09-28T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/124909 Valuing Florida Water Resources: Summary by Regions 2021-07-29T09:49:16-04:00 Fei He he.fei@ufl.edu Tatiana Borisova tborisova@ufl.edu Xiang Bi xiangbi@ufl.edu Kelly Grogan kellyagrogan@ufl.edu <p>This article is a part of the EDIS series “Economic Value of Florida Water Resources” (see <a href="https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_series_valuing_florida_water_resources">https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_series_valuing_florida_water_resources</a> ). This series is aimed at helping water-resource professionals and interested citizens improve their knowledge of the economic value of goods and services provided by Florida water resources. The focus of this paper is specifically on supporting and regulating ecosystem services provided by Florida water resources.</p> 2021-09-20T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/127980 Growth and Spread of the Argentine Black and White Tegu in Florida 2021-06-08T08:44:19-04:00 Rebecca G. Harvey HarveyR@bbfl.us Justin Dalaba justindalaba@ufl.edu Jenny Ketterlin jennifer_ketterlin@fws.gov Art Roybal art_roybal@fws.gov Daniel Quinn Daniel.Quinn@MyFWC.com Frank J. Mazzotti fjma@ufl.edu <p>The Argentine black and white tegu is one of the largest lizard species in the Western Hemisphere, growing up to four feet long. The tegu’s broad habitat use and omnivorous diet create the potential for severe ecological impacts in areas outside its native habitat. This publication presents updated information about efforts to understand and manage the problem of invasive tegus in the state of Florida. It presents the implications of continued expansion of their range.</p> 2021-09-23T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/127546 Large Snake Lineup for South Florida 2021-06-14T13:35:22-04:00 Jenna Cole jcole1@ufl.edu Justin Dalaba justindalaba@ufl.edu Melissa Miller melissamiller@ufl.edu Frank J. Mazzotti fjma@ufl.edu <p>Fifty species of native snakes live in Florida, help maintain a balance in the ecosystem, and encourage healthy crops. Many non-native snakes have become established, as well, and some have harmed the ecosystem. This brochure is a guide to identifying the snakes of south Florida and differentiating between non-native and commonly confused native snake species.</p> 2021-09-23T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/124057 Candidate Species for Florida Aquaculture: Arapaima Arapaima gigas 2021-06-15T09:32:26-04:00 Cortney Ohs cohs@ufl.edu Jeffrey Hill jeffhill@ufl.edu Sarah Wright sarahewri@gmail.com H. Mae Giddings fishpathologist@gmail.com Allison Durland Donahou adurland@ufl.edu <p>Arapaima Arapaima gigas, also known as paiche and pirarucu, is a large South American freshwater fish with unique biology, favorable aquaculture characteristics, and potential for production in south Florida. This publication provides Arapaima gigas biology, specific culture methods known for each stage of development, and information about diseases and parasites, markets, and the laws associated with this species to potential Florida producers.</p> 2021-09-20T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/122750 A Guide to Nesting Sea Turtles in Florida 2021-06-14T15:38:05-04:00 Analisa Duran analisaduran@ufl.edu Ruth Francis-Floyd rffloyd@ufl.edu Maia Patterson Mcguire mpmcg@ufl.edu Iskande Larkin ivlarkin@ufl.edu <p>Florida’s coastline provides critical habitat for sea turtle nesting, as it has for millions of years. Throughout the state, three of the seven species of sea turtles in the world have significant nesting populations. Loggerhead, green, and leatherback sea turtles use Florida’s beaches to lay nests each year. This publication provides information on the identification, nesting characteristics, and abundance of each of the common sea turtle species who nest in Florida.</p> 2021-09-24T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/128855 A Practical Guide to Healthy Living 2021-07-08T09:03:41-04:00 Wendy Lynch wendyw74@ufl.edu Annie Wallau aasheldon@ufl.edu Melanie Thomas mlthomas@ufl.edu Wendy Mussoline wmussoli@ufl.edu Catherine Campbell cgcampbell@ufl.edu <p>This publication provides a guide to implementing healthy living and wellness practices. Written by Wendy W. Lynch, Annie Wallau, Melanie Thomas, Wendy Mussoline, and Catherine Campbell, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, September 2021.</p> 2021-09-14T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/125545 Mental Health Effects of Media Exposure Following a Natural Disaster 2021-08-03T14:05:57-04:00 Julia Frohlich jffbubbles@ufl.edu Angela B. Lindsey ablindsey@ufl.edu Heidi Radunovich hliss@ufl.edu <p>This document aims to discuss the impacts on mental health that can be intensified via media consumption and to provide media consumption guidelines that can help to monitor media use and decrease negative mental health impacts. Written by Julia Frohlich, Angela B. Lindsey, and Heidi Radunovich, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, October 2021.</p> 2021-10-13T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/129693 UF/IFAS Standardized Fertilization Recommendations for Agronomic Crops 2021-10-13T13:34:38-04:00 Rao Mylavarapu raom@ufl.edu David Wright wright@ufl.edu Gerald Kidder kidder@ufl.edu <p>This publication presents in abbreviated form the fertilization recommendations for agronomic crops based on soil tests performed by the UF/IFAS Extension Soil Testing Laboratory (ESTL). It contains the basic information from which ESTL soil-test reports and fertilization recommendations are generated.</p> 2021-10-13T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 UF/IFAS