Field Observations During the Eleventh Microwave Water and Energy Balance Experiment (MicroWEX-11) from April 25 through December 6, 2012

The University of Florida's C-band Microwave Radiometer system (UFCMR) Credit: J. Casanova, University of Florida

This new report from UF/IFAS researchers provides another set of observation data that can be used to develop better models for accurate prediction of weather and near-term climate. It describes the observations conducted during the MicroWEX-11, a season-long… Read More

Fungal Gummosis in Peach

Figure 1. A peach limb with the blister symptom of fungal gummosis caused by Botryosphaeria dothidea. Credit: L. Pusey, USDA-ARS

Fungal gummosis in peach occurs when the fungus Botryosphaeria dothidea infects small openings or wounds in tree branches or trunks. The disease causes blisters on the tree that form lesions and eventually ooze gum (sap). This 3-page fact… Read More

Plant Diagnostic Clinic and HLB Lab

Figure 2. Southwest Florida Research and Education Center Credit: UF/IFAS

The Plant Pathology program at the UF/IFAS Southwest Research and Education Center is the state and local resource for plant diagnostic services, including HLB (Huanglongbing, or citrus greening) detection, and for insect identification. This brochure covers the center’s… Read More

Strategies to Encourage Adoption of Stormwater Pond Best Management Practices (BMPs) by Homeowners

Man-made ponds can be a useful way to collect, store, and treat stormwater runoff in residential areas. However, these ponds can become polluted when runoff contains fertilizers, pesticides, and pet waste from the neighborhood. This 8-page fact sheet… Read More

Encouraging Landscape Water-Conservation Behaviors #3: Developing Extension and Outreach Messages That Encourage Landscape Water Conservation Practice Adoption

Message framing can be an effective tool for crafting messages for a target audience.  This 5-page fact sheet explains how Extension can use gain and loss message framing to encourage Florida residents who irrigate their home landscape to adopt… Read More

Using the Decision-Ade™ Segmentation Strategy to Better Understand Extension Audiences

Some home occupants are more bothered by their utility bill than others.

Decision-Ade™ is a tool Extension can use to better understand how residents with a range of household budgets feel about their utility bills. Analyzing households in terms of both income and utility bill “botheredness” creates a more comprehensive… Read More