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Two Gardening Calendars Among New Additions to Top 10 EDIS Publications

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two gardening calendars are among the five publications new to the 2018 list of top 10 UF/IFAS Extension EDIS publications. In all, 6 million people visited the Electronic Data Information Source this year.

Here is this year’s top 10 list for EDIS (new ones for this year are in bold):

  1. Vegetable gardening offers fresh air, exercise, enjoyment, nutritious and fresh vegetables and economic benefits, among other advantages. Here is a guide to home vegetable gardening: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vh021 (106,114 visits)

 

  1. Supervisors need to recognize the ways in which the workplace is evolving, including diversity. Managerial skills must adapt to a more diverse workplace. Here are tips:  https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hr022 (76,385).

 

  1. Looking for what to plant and when in central Florida? Here is the Central Florida Gardening Calendar: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep450 (52,157)

 

  1. Fowl Pox, Newcastle Disease and Quail Bronchitis are just some of the diseases that can afflict poultry. This guide gives tips on how to prevent or treat the conditions: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044(48,782)

 

  1. Plants need many of the same things people do: light, water, air, nutrients and proper temperature. For more on what makes plants grow, visit here: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/4h360 (47,425)

 

  1. If you want to know what ornamentals and vegetables to plant and what time of year to plant them in north Florida, look no farther than here: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep451 (37,914)

 

  1. About 50 species of snake live in the Atlantic and Gulf Coast, from Louisiana to North Carolina. They are predators and pretty and thus form important l inks in natural food webs. This document helps you identify black snakes: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw251. (36,030)

 

  1. Evapotranspiration is a term commonly used to describe two processes of water loss from land to atmosphere — evaporation and transpiration. Evaporation happens when liquid water is converted to water vapor and removed from soil surface, wet vegetation, pavement, water bodies, etc. Transpiration consists of the vaporization of liquid water within a plant and subsequent loss of water as vapor through leaf. Evapotranspiration is key to agriculture, water conservation and many other aspects of what UF/IFAS researchers study, and it’s explained here: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ae459 (34,130)

 

  1. If you need help engaging people to learn, you might consider using Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Physiological needs must be met first, followed by safety, love, belonging and more. Learn more at: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/wc159 (32,952)

 

  1. Augustinegrass is dense and well adapted to Florida soils, but you’ve got to make sure you water it, according to this EDIS document: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/lh010. (32,638)

EDIS, a free service of UF/IFAS Extension, provides information on topics relevant to you: profitable and sustainable agriculture, the environment and natural resources, 4-H and other youth programs, Florida-friendly landscapes, communities that are vibrant and prosperous, economic well-being and quality of life for people and families. UF/IFAS Extension faculty statewide write the documents for EDIS.

“EDIS is a longstanding public-service tradition of UF/IFAS Extension in which we use an electronic system to disseminate top-notch, science-based research to our many stakeholders,” said Nick Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension. “We hope people continue to go to the website and read this critical information that provides solutions for their lives.”

That website is edis.ifas.ufl.edu.

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By: Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, bradbuck@ufl.edu

The mission of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is to develop knowledge relevant to agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge available to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. With more than a dozen research facilities, 67 county Extension offices, and award-winning students and faculty in the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UF/IFAS works to bring science-based solutions to the state’s agricultural and natural resources industries, and all Florida residents. Visit the UF/IFAS web site at ifas.ufl.edu and follow us on social media at @UF_IFAS.

 

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