Using Airlifts to Collect and Concentrate Copepod Nauplii

Figure 3. An airlift collector functioning properly in a copepod culture tank. Credit: Jason S. Broach

Airlifts are simple and inexpensive and not new to aquaculture. The buoyancy of rising bubbles within a pipe or tube generates an upward flow of water that are often used as part of water treatment design in recirculating… Read More

Seguridad Alimentaria: Crucigrama de alimentos do alto riesgo

Figure 1. Homemade salad dressing made with raw eggs is NOT safe to eat.

Algunos alimentos pueden causar más enfermedades alimentarias que otros. La leche ó jugos no pasteurizados no son seguros para consumir. Alimentos que no han sido cocinados, como lo son los huevos crudos ó a medio cocinar son particularmente… Read More

Food and Fitness: Myths and Truths

Drink water before, during, and after exercising to stay hydrated. For long or extreme workouts, you can have a sports drink to replenish electrolytes lost in sweat. Stay away from drinks high in sugars, which can cause an upset stomach.

Do you know how much water you should drink before exercise?  Does loading up on carbs before a strenuous cardio workout improve performance? This 6-page fact sheet debunks some common myths about nutrition and fitness and offers other helpful… Read More

Contaminantes en el Medio Ambiente Urbano: Los Perfluoroalquilos

Figure 2. Ejemplo de fuentes comunes de perfluoro alkilos para el medio ambiente. En dirección de las agujas del reloj: (1) Sartén antiadherente (Teflón) (2) Tela impermeable, (3) espuma extintora de fuego, (4) envoltorios de comida rápida.

Los perfluoroalquilos–los perfluorocarbonos (PFC) o, en inglés, perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs)–son los productos químicos artificiales más comunes y persistentes en el planeta. Algunos de los productos más comunes que contienen perfluoroalquilos son sartenes de teflón, utensilios de cocina antiadherente,… Read More

Phytophthora Identification and Sampling in Citrus Nurseries

phytophthora id brochure

Phytophthora species are important soil-borne, fungus-like pathogens that attack the root systems, trunk, and fruit of citrus trees at any age. The front of this identification sheet includes images of healthy and infested roots and descriptions of leaf… Read More

Biology and Management of Graceful Sandmat (Chamaesyce hypericifolia) in Ornamental Crop Production

Figure 3. Graceful sandmat inflorescence. Credit: Theresa Chormanski

Graceful sandmat (Chamaesyce hypericifolia) is a problematic weed that often grows in container media in ornamental plant nurseries.  This 4-page facts sheet profiles the biology of graceful sandmat and recommends physical, cultural, and chemicals methods for managing the… Read More

Fungal Peach Gummosis

Figure 3. Coalesced fungal gummosis lesions on 2-year old ‘Flordaguard’ peach rootstock caused by Botryosphaeria dothidea. Credit: M. Olmstead

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 sheet covers… Read More