https://journals.flvc.org/edis/issue/feed EDIS 2021-01-19T10:04:14-05:00 EDIS Editorial Team edislib@ifas.ufl.edu Open Journal Systems <p>The EDIS journal provides permanent public access to current and past published versions of numbered, online Extension publications from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. New publications are published to the collection of currently supported UF/IFAS numbered publications at https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu. &nbsp;</p> https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/125145 Management Options for Improving Flowering in Citrus Production 2021-01-07T09:30:33-05:00 Leigh Archer larcher1@ufl.edu Miurel Brewer miurelbrewer@ufl.edu Bikash Adhikari b.adhikari@ufl.edu Eduardo Esteves eduardo.esteves@ufl.edu Christopher Vincent civince@ufl.edu Tripti Vashisth tvashisth@ufl.edu <p>The final fruit yield and, ultimately, returns a grower receives from any given harvest is directly related to the number of viable flowers that are generated and the proportion of those flowers that produce fruit. A grower can improve the ability for their trees to consistently produce a profitable crop of fruit by understanding the steps involved in flowering and controlling the transition to reproductive growth. This new 6-page publication of the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department was written by Leigh Archer, Miurel Brewer, Bikash Adhikari, Eduardo Esteves, Christopher Vincent, and Tripti Vashisth.<br><a href="https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1399">https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1399</a></p> 2021-01-04T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/119031 Transitioning from Conventional to Organic Farming Using Conservation Tillage 2021-01-14T15:21:53-05:00 D. L. Wright wright@ufl.edu J. Moyer nomail@no.mail D. Treadwell ddtreadw@ufl.edu I. M. Small ismall@ufl.edu S. George sheejageorge@ufl.edu <p>Organic farming is one of the fastest-growing segments of the agricultural industry in the United States and in Florida. Conservation tillage is often employed to reduce soil erosion, improve physical and biological properties of soil, and increase water use efficiency. This 5-page article aims to provide recommendations to row crop farmers who wish to implement conservation tillage practices during their transition to a certified organic system. Written by D. L. Wright, J. Moyer, D. Treadwell, I. M. Small, and S. George, and published by the UF/IFAS Agronomy Department, revised November 2020.</p> 2021-01-14T15:21:51-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/122705 Developing Extension Programming to Help Low-Income Families Save Money and Energy: The Community Weatherization Coalition Model 2021-01-07T09:30:33-05:00 Paul Monaghan paulf@ufl.edu Sarah Blucher sblucher@ufl.edu Marianne Schmink schmink@latam.ufl.edu Alane Humrich cwc@communityweatherization.org Jennison Kipp mjkipp@ufl.edu Wendell Porter waporter@ufl.edu <p>This new 3-page publication of the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication is the first in a series that will help Extension agents, nonprofits, agency personnel, and other promoters of community development better understand both the issue of high utility bills among low-income residents and what they can do to help. This first publication provides an overview of one program approach taken by a group of volunteers in Alachua County, the Community Weatherization Coalition, which uses a model of trained “energy coaches.” Written by&nbsp;Paul Monaghan, Sarah Blucher, Marianne Schmink, Alane Humrich, Jennison Kipp, and Wendell Porter.<br><a href="https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/wc368">https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/wc368</a></p> 2021-01-05T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/125546 Exemplary Youth Leadership Series: Encourage the Heart 2021-01-07T09:30:33-05:00 Megan Stein mstein17@ufl.edu <p>This publication series is designed to outline strategies and experiences to expose youth to and engage them with leadership concepts. In this publication, students will try on aspects of the final practice of exemplary leaders: encouraging the heart. Two quick, low-cost activities are included for implementation with youth and adults working with youth. These activities are best suited for students ages 10–18. However, modifications are included for each of the activities to allow for different group sizes, ages, and abilities of the youth participating. This new 2-page publication of the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication was written by Megan Stein.<br><a href="https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/wc377">https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/wc377</a></p> 2021-01-04T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/120492 Nematode Management in Cole Crops 2021-01-14T11:04:39-05:00 Z. J. Grabau zgrabau@ufl.edu J. W. Noling jnoling@ufl.edu <p>Many different plant-parasitic nematodes cause yield loss in cabbage, broccoli, collards, and other valuable Florida cole crops. This 13-page fact sheet written by Z. J. Grabau and J. W. Noling and published by the UF/IFAS Entomology and Nematology Department lists common symptoms, explains how to submit samples to a nematology lab such as the UF/IFAS Nematode Assay Lab for diagnosis, and describes key cultural practices to help agricultural professionals spot and manage nematode problems in cole crops.</p> 2021-01-13T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/108512 Lightning Damage to Landscape Palms 2021-01-11T13:04:08-05:00 Stephen H. Brown brownsh@leegov.com Douglas Caldwell dougbug@ufl.edu Ralph Mitchell ralph.mitchell@charlottecountyfl.gov <p>Florida is considered by some to be the lightning capital of the world. Florida has on average 3,500 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes per day and 1.2 million strikes per year. Given so many strikes, the probability of damage to certain palms is significant. Coconut palms, royal palms, and Washington palms are particularly vulnerable due to their great heights, but other tall palms may be equally susceptible. This new 6-page publication of the UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department describes and includes many helpful photos of symptoms of lightning damage as well as lightning protection systems. Written by Stephen H. Brown, Douglas Caldwell, and Ralph Mitchell. This article was updated 1/11/2021 to correct the identification of the palm in Figure 17 to "yellow latania palm."<br><a href="https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep598">https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep598</a></p> 2021-01-08T11:25:20-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/126030 Fondos de Inversión: Un Glosario para Principiantes 2021-01-15T16:42:34-05:00 Jorge Ruiz-Menjivar jorgerm@ufl.edu Nelly Nelson nelly.nelson@ufl.edu Jarrett Tsai tsai.jarrett@gmail.com <p><em>El mejor momento para comenzar a invertir o ahorrar es ayer, ya sea para la jubilación, para enviar a su hijo o hija a la Universidad o para el pago inicial de una casa. Para poder tomar una decisión acertada sobre que vehículos financieros escoger para una cartera de inversiones o plan, es primero fundamental conocer las opciones disponibles en el mercado y entender los mecanismos y principios detrás de cada uno de estos vehículos de inversión. Hay libros enteros escritos sobre estos temas, pero con el propósito de este artículo es proporcionar un glosario breve, pero completo de los fondos principales de inversión financiera.</em>&nbsp;This 3-page document is the Spanish version of FCS3352, <em>Major Asset Classes: A Brief Glossary</em>. Written by Jorge Ruiz-Menjivar, Nelly Nelson, and Jarrett Tsai, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, December 2020.</p> 2021-01-15T16:42:33-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/119432 Reducing Your Risk for Heart Disease: The Power of Food 2021-01-07T09:30:33-05:00 Elena B. Smith elenabsmith@ufl.edu Jodi Fitzgerald, MD jodidfitzgerald@ufl.edu Danielle Nelson, MD, MPH danielle.nelson@ufl.edu Madison Woodard, BS mwoodard@ufl.edu Jeanette Andrade, PhD, RDN, LDN jandrade1@ufl.edu <p>Heart disease is the #1 cause of death among men and women within the United States.&nbsp;</p> <p>Heart disease is an umbrella term for the following heart conditions:</p> <ul> <li>Angina</li> <li>Irregular heartbeats</li> <li>Heart attacks</li> <li>Heart failure</li> <li>Stroke</li> </ul> <p>This new 8-page publication of the UF/IFAS Food Science and Human Nutrition Department describes the modifiable risk factors for heart disease and tips to reduce one’s risk for heart disease. Written by&nbsp;Elena B. Smith, Jodi Fitzgerald, Danielle Nelson, Madison Woodard, and Jeanette Andrade.<br><a href="https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fs426">https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fs426</a></p> 2021-01-06T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/125302 Leches a base de plantas: Almendras 2021-01-07T09:30:33-05:00 Elena Torna elenatorna@ufl.edu Daniela Rivero-Mendoza crivero@ufl.edu Wendy J. Dahl wdahl@ufl.edu <p>La leche de almendras, una alternativa a la leche de origen vegetal, se produce a partir de almendras y agua. La leche de almendras tiene su origen en la región mediterránea y se consume desde hace muchos años. En los Estados Unidos, hay varias marcas comercializadas de leche de almendras. Esta publicación describe el perfil de nutrientes y los posibles beneficios y riesgos para la salud de la leche de almendras.</p> <p>This new 3-page publication of the UF/IFAS Food Science and Human Nutrition Department is the Spanish version of FSHN20-48/FS410. Written by Elena Torna, Daniela Rivero Mendoza, and Wendy J. Dahl.<br><a href="https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fs423">https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fs423</a></p> 2021-01-05T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/124855 Plant-Based Milks: Soy 2021-01-07T09:30:33-05:00 Jessica Goldberg jessicaagoldberg@ufl.edu Daniela Rivero-Mendoza crivero@ufl.edu Wendy J. Dahl wdahl@ufl.edu <p>Soy milk is a plant-based milk made from the legume soybean. Unlike some of the recently marketed plant-based milks, soy milk has a long history as a beverage around the world and has been marketed in the United States for more than a century.&nbsp;If you have wondered how it compares to cow’s milk, this new 5-page publication of the UF/IFAS Food Science and Human Nutrition Department describes the composition and nutrient content of soy milk and its potential benefits and risks to health. Written by Jessica Goldberg, Daniela Rivero-Mendoza, and Wendy J. Dahl.<br><a href="https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fs422">https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fs422</a></p> 2021-01-05T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/127268 Leches a base de plantas: Avena 2021-01-14T10:58:47-05:00 Hannah Cooper hannah.cooper@ufl.edu Daniela Rivero-Mendoza crivero@ufl.edu Wendy J. Dahl wdahl@ufl.edu <p>La leche de avena es una de las alternativas lácteas más recientes en llegar a los estantes de los supermercados, y actualmente hay varias marcas disponibles en los Estados Unidos. La leche de avena está hecha de avena en grano. Esta publicación describe cómo se elabora la leche de avena, sus ingredientes y perfil de nutrientes, y los posibles beneficios y riesgos para la salud del consumo.<br>This new 4-page publication of the UF/IFAS Food Science and Human Nutrition Department is the Spanish translation of FSHN20-52/FS419,&nbsp;<em>Plant-Based Milks: Oat</em>, written by Hannah Cooper, Daniela Rivero-Mendoza, and Wendy J. Dahl.<br><a href="https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fs427">https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fs427</a></p> 2021-01-14T10:58:46-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/126166 Prácticas Culturales para el Caqui Japonés en Florida 2021-01-07T09:30:33-05:00 Ali Sarkhosh sarkhosha@ufl.edu Dustin M. Huff dustinmhuff@ufl.edu Peter C. Andersen pcand@ufl.edu Jonathan Clavijo Herrera luis.clavijo@ufl.edu <p>Los caquis son considerados como un cultivo relativamente sostenible en Florida, con una calificación de 6 puntos en una escala de 10 para la evaluación de sostenibilidad agrícola. Los caquis tienen un potencial comercial moderado y altas probabilidades de llegar directamente al consumidor. La demanda de los consumidores podría ser de cultivares no astringentes principalmente. Los caquis son aptos para el centro y el norte de Florida, ya que la calidad y los rendimientos pueden ser bajos en la parte sur del estado. Los caquis tienen un bajo requisito de horas frío, y pueden producirse con éxito en áreas que reciben sólo 100-200 horas por debajo de 45°F (7°C). Los datos muestran que las yemas pueden salir de dormancia de mejor manera a temperaturas justo por encima del rango normal de horas frío, entre 32-45°F (0-7°C).</p> <p>En base a los datos del censo agrícola de 2017 a nivel de condados, está claro que hay dos regiones principales de producción de caqui en Florida. Una región se encuentra en los condados contiguos de Alachua, Levy, Marion y Lake, que representan casi el 50% de la superficie total de caquis cultivados en el estado (132 de 266 acres). La otra región se encuentra al norte del estado, en los condados de Okaloosa, Walton y Washington, que suman alrededor del 18% de la superficie producida. Existen algunos otros condados dispersos que tienen más de 5 acres de caquis cultivados: Brevard (16 acres), Hernando (8 acres), y Jefferson (8 acres).</p> <p>Spanish Translation of HS1389<br><a href="https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1401">https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1401</a></p> 2021-01-04T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/125551 Chinese Mustard Cultivation Guide for Florida 2021-01-07T09:30:33-05:00 Yuheng Qiu yuheng.qiu@ufl.edu Mary Dixon marydixon@ufl.edu Guodong Liu guodong@ufl.edu <p>Chinese mustard is a nutritious leafy vegetable in the family Brassicaceae. Chinese mustard also goes by many common names, such as brown mustard, mustard greens, leaf mustard, Indian mustard, Oriental mustard, and vegetable mustard. Although it is considered a weed in a few states, such as Michigan, this species is not listed as invasive in Florida and has been cultivated in several counties, including Levy, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade. This new 8-page publication of the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department provides a short cultivation guide as well as information on the uses and marketability of Chinese mustard. Written by Yuheng Qiu, Mary Dixon, and Guodong Liu.<br><a href="https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1402">https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1402</a></p> 2021-01-06T14:10:56-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/126018 Organic Blueberry Production in Florida 2021-01-08T10:17:12-05:00 Doug Phillips dal64372@ufl.edu Peter Dittmar pdittmar@ufl.edu Philip Harmon pfharmon@ufl.edu Danielle Treadwell ddtreadw@ufl.edu Jeffrey Williamson jgrw@ufl.edu Oscar Liburd oeliburd@ufl.edu <p>There is a growing market in the United States and globally for fresh fruits and vegetables with reported health-enhancing properties. This includes blueberries, which are high in antioxidants and have been reported to improve heart health and contain anticancer properties. Fresh-market blueberry sales (conventional and organic) increased by 27% between 2013 and 2017, and that trend is expected to continue. In addition, there is an increasing level of consumer interest in organically grown produce (for environmental conservation, taste, and other perceived benefits), for which some consumers are willing to pay a premium over the price for a conventionally produced crop. This new 8-page publication of the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department discusses various aspects of organic blueberry production in Florida and is intended for use by those currently using or interested in pursuing organic production. Written by Douglas A. Phillips, Peter J. Dittmar, Philip F. Harmon, Oscar E. Liburd, Danielle D. Treadwell, and Jeffrey G. Williamson.<br><a href="https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1400">https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1400</a></p> 2021-01-08T10:17:10-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/116075 Use of Recycled Potting Medium for Containerized Production of Squash 2021-01-15T16:28:48-05:00 Marie Dorval dorval.m@ufl.edu Riphine Mainviel riphinemainviel@ufl.edu Vincent Michael michael.vn@ufl.edu Yuqing Fu yuqingf@ufl.edu Bala Rathinasabapathi brath@ufl.edu Geoffrey Meru gmeru@ufl.edu <p>Vegetable growers are keen on cost-cutting measures to increase profitability. Containerized vegetable production can be done in a shade-house or garden, and it often requires commercial potting media. Although expensive, potting media are lightweight and provide high water- and nutrient-holding capacities, and thus they are widely used by growers. Growers often discard or compost the potting media after a single season due to issues such as diseases, pests, and weeds. However, old potting media could be reused for containerized production if appropriately sterilized and amended with fertilizer salts. The current study was conducted to determine the feasibility of using sterilized recycled potting medium amended with fertilizer salts for containerized production of squash. This new 4-page publication of the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department was written by Marie Dorval, Riphine Mainviel, Vincent Michael, Yuqing Fu, Bala Rathinasabapathi, and Geoffrey Meru.<br><a href="https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1404">https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1404</a></p> 2021-01-15T16:28:48-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/125763 Downy Mildew of Lettuce in Florida 2021-01-19T10:04:14-05:00 Lis Rodrigues Porto rodriguesporto.l@ufl.edu Richard N. Raid rnraid@ufl.edu German V. Sandoya gsandoyamiranda@ufl.edu <p>Lettuce Downy Mildew (LDM), caused by the oomycete &lt;i&gt;Bremia lactucae&lt;/i&gt;, is the most important disease of lettuce worldwide. LDM has a direct effect on both yield quantity and quality because it may infect lettuce at any growth stage, affecting the marketable portion of the crop. This new 6-page publication of the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department introduces the LDM disease in Florida lettuce and available control methods and strategies. This publication also introduces the work on LDM in the UF/IFAS Lettuce Breeding Program, which was created to release cultivars adapted to Florida conditions. Written by Lis Rodrigues-Porto, Richard N. Raid, and Germán V. Sandoya.<br><a href="https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1403">https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1403</a></p> 2021-01-19T10:04:12-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/127293 Bird’s Nest Fungi: Charismatic Mushrooms in Your Garden 2021-01-07T09:30:33-05:00 Nattapol Kraisitudomsook kraisin@ufl.edu Matthew E. Smith trufflesmith@ufl.edu <p>The “bird’s nest” fungi (Nidulariaceae) are charismatic mushrooms that look like small nests containing multiple tiny eggs. Because the ecological role of bird’s nest fungi is to decompose wood, they are extremely common in disturbed areas with plant debris and mulch, such as trails and backyard gardens. These fungi tend to grow in large clusters, so it is common to see ten to a hundred of these “nests” at once. Bird’s nest fungi are not considered dangerous to plants, animals, or humans. This new 3-page publication of the UF/IFAS Plant Pathology Department was written by&nbsp;Nattapol Kraisitudomsook and&nbsp;Matthew E. Smith.<br><a href="https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pp361">https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pp361</a></p> 2021-01-06T10:22:05-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/115447 Soil Health Response of Histosols to Flooded versus Dry-Fallow Conditions during Summer 2021-01-13T12:00:37-05:00 Jehangir H. Bhadha jango@ufl.edu Jay Capasso jcapasso@ufl.edu Abul Rabbany abul.rabbany@ufl.edu Nan Xu xn20131020@ufl.edu Matthew VanWeelden mvanweel1@ufl.edu <p>Evaluating changes in soil properties associated with flooded fields during the summer months in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) provides us an opportunity to assess the effect of soil management associated with flooded versus dry-fallow field conditions on Histosols. This information will be beneficial to current and potential growers farming flooded rice in south Florida, as well as Extension agents who work on rice and soil conservation agencies such as the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). This new 6-page publication was written by Jehangir H. Bhadha, Jay Capasso, Abul Rabbany, Nan Xu, and Matthew VanWeelden, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Soil and Water Sciences.<br><a href="https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ss697">https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ss697</a></p> 2021-01-13T12:00:35-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/124114 Stormwater Pond Management: What You Need to Know about Aeration 2021-01-14T09:45:41-05:00 Samantha T. Howley samanthahowley@ufl.edu Steven P. Hohman hohmans@ufl.edu Alexander J. Reisinger reisingera@ufl.edu <p>This new 6-page document is intended to provide Floridians and their communities with information on a specific management practice in stormwater ponds: the use of fountains and other aeration approaches. These practices may provide opportunities both to improve water quality within the pond and protect downstream water quality. Specifically, this document gives basic information on fountains and the pros and cons of fountain installation and use. In addition, we provide information for pond managers or community decision makers on how to best manage ponds for effective pollutant removal in the pond and downstream water quality protection. Written by Samantha T. Howley, Steven P. Hohman, and Alexander J. Reisinger, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Soil and Water Sciences.<br><a href="https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ss695">https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ss695</a></p> 2021-01-14T09:45:38-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##