GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Diversity in the workplace and a Florida vegetable gardening guide top the list of most popular University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension documents from 2017. UF/IFAS stakeholders visited the UF/IFAS Electronic Data Information Source (EDIS) website 7.4 million times in 2017.
Here is this year’s list of the top 10 publications from EDIS:
- 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: http://bit.ly/2gOE7Uw. (132,434 visits)
- 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: http://bit.ly/2hgLzbV. (124,465)
- 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: http://bit.ly/2ganzHn (66,087)
- Florida’s snakes play important roles in the environment, including helping regulate amphibians and rodents, which help spread human diseases. This document suggests a three-part approach for people in residential areas to co-exist with snakes: http://bit.ly/2h66sDM. (50,891)
- 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: http://bit.ly/2hgK7Xf. (44,610)
- St. Augustinegrass is dense and well adapted to Florida soils, but you’ve got to make sure you water it, according to this EDIS document: http://bit.ly/2gZIYQb. (43,539)
- Zoysiagrass provides attractive turf throughout much of the U.S. Breeders have improved Zoysiagrass via improved insect resistance and overall performance. Here, learn how to maintain Zoysiagrass on your Florida lawn: http://bit.ly/2zSwYsV. (43,258)
- When you clean and sanitize in processing food, you need to prevent bacteria growth. Here’s how: http://bit.ly/2hitCpe. (40,709)
- You want to grow avocados in your yard? Follow these steps: http://bit.ly/1BzxFUf. (39,669)
- Bahiagrass was originally a pasture grass on the sandy soils of the U.S. Read here to find out how to maintain Bahiagrass on your Florida lawn: http://bit.ly/2gOaaUy (38,464)
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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