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Learning about Agricultural Fatalities and Safety in Florida

Freshly picked tomatoes.

Agriculture is an important but hazardous industry. Two recent EDIS publications focus on fatalities within this sector. A third EDIS publication discusses heat-related death in Florida. These articles share valuable information to increase hazard awareness,… Read More

Landscaping Backyards for Wildlife

Large Tree Nympha (Idea leucone). UF/IFAS Photo: Sally Lanigan.

June 5 is World Environment Day. This year, to celebrate, why not think about the wildlife environment of your own backyard—literally? Recently, the article Landscaping Backyards for Wildlife: Top Ten Tips for Success was updated… Read More

Holy Guacamole, It’s Almost Avocado Season!

Sliced avocado on a cutting board

Avocado trees are a popular choice in south Florida landscapes, and even farther north. When I first moved to Gainesville, my roommate had two trees, though the potted one disappeared one night, thus proving their… Read More

Estimating Cotton Yield

Cotton farm.

A lot of planning, preparation, and labor goes into cotton production. The ability to estimate yield and familiarity with factors that affect yield can help growers with crop management. A recent EDIS publication, Estimating Cotton… Read More

Stock Assessment: Using Science to Protect Our Fisheries

photo of docks and fisheries in Cedar Key, Florida. Photo taken 10-22-20.

A new publication, What is stock assessment?, explains how managers monitor populations of fish and make decisions to ensure the sustainability of a fishery. How do managers determine catch limits? It may seem simple: if… Read More