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Spotted Lanternfly [Lycorma Delicatula (White)], Lori R. Spears, Ann Mull Jan 2019

Spotted Lanternfly [Lycorma Delicatula (White)], Lori R. Spears, Ann Mull

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This fact sheet describes spotted lanternfly, an invasive planthopper that is native to China and first detected in the U.S. in 2014. It includes information on plant hosts, damage symptoms, life history, monitoring, and management,


Landscaping For Season Long Color, Jaydee Gunnell, Sheriden Hansen, Linden Greenhalgh, Holly Christley Jan 2019

Landscaping For Season Long Color, Jaydee Gunnell, Sheriden Hansen, Linden Greenhalgh, Holly Christley

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This fact sheet describes plants that can give landscapes color all season long with blooms in spring, summer, fall and winter interests. It includes a listing of trees, shrubs, perennials, vines, ground covers, bulbs, and ornamental grasses.


Minimizing Regrowth When Removing Russia Olive = Points To Consider, Dennis Worwood, Ron Patterson, Steve Price Jan 2019

Minimizing Regrowth When Removing Russia Olive = Points To Consider, Dennis Worwood, Ron Patterson, Steve Price

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This fact sheet provides the results of a variety of trials conducted to gain a greater understanding of the patterns of Russian olive regrowth and determine management practices that reduce the regrowth potential of mechanically-removed Russian olive.


A Guide To Municipal Water Conservation Pricing In Utah, Eric C. Edwards, Sara A. Sutherland Jan 2019

A Guide To Municipal Water Conservation Pricing In Utah, Eric C. Edwards, Sara A. Sutherland

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This fact sheet provides information on the use of price to encourage water conservation in Utah.


Vegetable Irrigation: Leafy Greens, Dan Drost, Tiffany Maughan Jan 2019

Vegetable Irrigation: Leafy Greens, Dan Drost, Tiffany Maughan

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Different irrigation methods are commonly used to irrigate leafy greens, each with different management considerations. Furrow irrigation is quite common but many growers are converting to use drip irrigation to save water, improve plant growth, and optimize productivity. Regardless of the irrigation system used, there are some basic principles to understand that will help ensure proper irrigation. This fact sheet discusses these basic principles.


Strawberry Cultivars For The Intermountain West - Research Report, Tiffany Maughan, Brent Black, Shengrui Yao, Robert Flynn Jan 2019

Strawberry Cultivars For The Intermountain West - Research Report, Tiffany Maughan, Brent Black, Shengrui Yao, Robert Flynn

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This fact sheet reports on a strawberry cultivar trial conducted at New Mexico State University’s Alcalade facility.


Leadership Keys: Unlocking Doors To Success, Cindy Nelson Jan 2019

Leadership Keys: Unlocking Doors To Success, Cindy Nelson

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This leadership curriculum is designed to teach leadership skills to adolescents using the leadership keys theme and fun, hands-on activities. The five lessons are intended to be used in a series, but lessons and activities may be successfully used individually.


Greater Sage-Grouse Translocations: The Science Behind Utah's Conservation Policy, Michel Kohl, Melissa Chelak, Terry Messmer Jan 2019

Greater Sage-Grouse Translocations: The Science Behind Utah's Conservation Policy, Michel Kohl, Melissa Chelak, Terry Messmer

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This fact sheet discusses the history of translocating greater sage-grouse in Utah. This includes information on protocols, success rates, and genetic implications.


Fresh Produce Direct Market Sales Considerations, Kynda R. Curtis, Sierra Allen, Susan Slocum Dec 2018

Fresh Produce Direct Market Sales Considerations, Kynda R. Curtis, Sierra Allen, Susan Slocum

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This fact sheet describes direct market sales including information on selling farm products or services directly to the final consumer, local grocery or restaurant.


Cover Crops For Utah, Kristie Buckland, Earl Creech, Jennifer R. Reeve, Grant Cardon, Matt Yost, Deric Despain Dec 2018

Cover Crops For Utah, Kristie Buckland, Earl Creech, Jennifer R. Reeve, Grant Cardon, Matt Yost, Deric Despain

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This fact sheet provides the current state of knowledge on cover crop management for Utah based on USU research and local grower experience.


Onions In The Garden, Dan Drost Dec 2018

Onions In The Garden, Dan Drost

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This fact sheet describes onions, recommended varieties, how to grow, planting and spacing, problems, harvest and storage, and nutrition.


Business Sustainability: Moving From Thought To Action, Emily Skill, Roslynn Mccann Dec 2018

Business Sustainability: Moving From Thought To Action, Emily Skill, Roslynn Mccann

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This guide will help businesses develop a sustainability goal, understand the behavior changes necessary to meet goals, understand the behavior changes necessary to meet goals, provide successful techniques to achieve those behavior changes, and outline the implementation of a successful plan to reach those goals.


Business Sustainability: Moving From Thought To Action, Emily Skill, Roslynn Mccann Dec 2018

Business Sustainability: Moving From Thought To Action, Emily Skill, Roslynn Mccann

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This fact sheet describes what a sustainable business is and will help businesses develop a sustainability goal, understand the behavior changes necessary to meet that goal, provide techniques to achieve those behavior changes, and outline the implementation of a successful plan.


Red Mite On Blackberry [Acalitus Essigi (Hassan)], Michael Caron, Sheriden M. Hansen, Taun Beddes, Ryan Davis, Ann Mull, Diane G. Alston, Claudia Nischwitz Dec 2018

Red Mite On Blackberry [Acalitus Essigi (Hassan)], Michael Caron, Sheriden M. Hansen, Taun Beddes, Ryan Davis, Ann Mull, Diane G. Alston, Claudia Nischwitz

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Redberry mite is a microscopic pest of blackberry that causes drupelets (small fruit sections) to remain hard and red (or less commonly hard and green) on an otherwise normally-ripened blackberry. The red drupelets can occur from a single drupelet to the entire berry. Redberry mite largely affects late-maturing blackberry varieties. Once it is detected, control is ineffective for that season's crop; control can be obtained in subsequent seasons by a variety of management practices. It was first reported in Utah in 2017 in Davis County


Size And Scope Of Box Elder County Agriculture 2018, Michael Pace, Joshua Dallin, Ryan Larsen Dec 2018

Size And Scope Of Box Elder County Agriculture 2018, Michael Pace, Joshua Dallin, Ryan Larsen

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This fact sheet describes agriculture in Box Elder County, Utah, and includes location, land ownership, growing season, crop production, irrigation water, livestock production, disease and health concerns, marketing, farm income, and demographics.


Palm Trees For Southern Utah, Rick Heflebower Dec 2018

Palm Trees For Southern Utah, Rick Heflebower

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This fact sheet gives information on selecting and growing the palm tree species recommended for the St. George area.


Successfully Inter-Seeding Legumes Into Existing Cool-Season Pastures, Jacob Briscoe, Earl Creech, Michael Peel, Blair Waldron, Grant Cardon, Kevin Heaton Dec 2018

Successfully Inter-Seeding Legumes Into Existing Cool-Season Pastures, Jacob Briscoe, Earl Creech, Michael Peel, Blair Waldron, Grant Cardon, Kevin Heaton

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This fact sheet provides research based guidance on the most effective way to inter-seed legumes into existing pasture which will create a more sustainable grazing system.


Premium Potential For Organic Wheat Products, Kynda R. Curtis, Tatiana Drugova, Haylea Thomason Dec 2018

Premium Potential For Organic Wheat Products, Kynda R. Curtis, Tatiana Drugova, Haylea Thomason

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This fact sheet provides an overview of the premiums consumers in the Western U.S. are willing to pay for organic wheat products, as well as their knowledge of organic production methods, and opinions and attitudes toward organic food products in general.


Who Are Organic Wheat Consumers?, Kynda R. Curtis, Tatiana Drugova, Haylea Thomason Dec 2018

Who Are Organic Wheat Consumers?, Kynda R. Curtis, Tatiana Drugova, Haylea Thomason

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This fact sheet provides an overview of the socio-demographics, attitudes, and preferences of organic wheat consumers in the Western U.S. It discusses information on what food attributes these consumers value most along with their lifestyle and shopping habits.


Estimating Market Size And Price For Fresh Produce Sales, Kynda R. Curtis, Sierra Allen Dec 2018

Estimating Market Size And Price For Fresh Produce Sales, Kynda R. Curtis, Sierra Allen

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This fact sheet discusses the process and tools available for estimating market size, as well as assessing profitable pricing, along with examples and pricing resources for fresh produce and food products.


Target Market Identification And Data Collection Methods, Kynda R. Curtis, Sierra Allen Dec 2018

Target Market Identification And Data Collection Methods, Kynda R. Curtis, Sierra Allen

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This fact sheet provides information on how to define a target market for a product or service, followed by methods for market collecting data on targeted consumer groups.


Labeling And Product Characteristic Preferences Of Organic Food Buyers, Kynda R. Curtis, Tatiana Drugova, Haylea Thomason Dec 2018

Labeling And Product Characteristic Preferences Of Organic Food Buyers, Kynda R. Curtis, Tatiana Drugova, Haylea Thomason

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This fact sheet discusses the results of an online survey conducted in 2017 across 16 western states via Qualtrics. Just over one thousand residents responded to the survey. The goal of the survey was to examine what types of consumer characteristics, attitudes, concerns, and past consumption habits define a typical consumer of organic wheat products and also examine what factors play into their organic food purchase decisions.


Get Educated: Understanding Federal Student Loans, Wynell Pettett, Marilyn Albertson Dec 2018

Get Educated: Understanding Federal Student Loans, Wynell Pettett, Marilyn Albertson

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This fact sheet provides tips on understanding financial aid options for students. It includes description of various student loans, how to begin the loan process, paying loans back, loan forgiveness, and consequences of default.


Beneficial Predators: Syrphid Flies, Steven Price, Ron Patterson Dec 2018

Beneficial Predators: Syrphid Flies, Steven Price, Ron Patterson

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This fact sheet describes Syrphid flies, a diverse family of insects which can provide both biocontrol and pollination services. While not available for purchase, natural populations can be conserved through wise insecticide use practices and enhancing floral resources. Beneficial insects, including syrphid flies, are a useful tool for home gardeners and commercial agriculturalists alike to keep damaging pest populations to a minimum.


Is Mycoplasma Bovis In Sand Bedding Infectious To Dairy Calves?, David J. Wilson, Thomas J. Baldwin Oct 2018

Is Mycoplasma Bovis In Sand Bedding Infectious To Dairy Calves?, David J. Wilson, Thomas J. Baldwin

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Mycoplasmas are unusual bacteria that can infect all ages of cattle, and can cause arthritis, pneumonia, and death. Infected dairy cows may also contract mastitis, metritis, or virtually cease milk production. The most common mycoplasma affecting cattle is M. bovis; there are several other Mycoplasma spp. as well. Because standard microbial culture methods do not isolate Mycoplasma spp., special laboratory methods are needed for diagnosis. Mycoplasma spreads by inhalation and respiratory secretions and also at milking time via contaminated inflations in milking units. Mycoplasma spp. have also been detected in straw, sand, recycled manure, and other bedding, often associated with ...


An Alternate Method For Setting Codling Moth Biofix, Diane G. Alston, Marion Murray, Richard Heflebower Oct 2018

An Alternate Method For Setting Codling Moth Biofix, Diane G. Alston, Marion Murray, Richard Heflebower

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This fact sheet describes an alternate method for setting codling moth biofix that was found to be effective for Utah's fruit production regions. The fixed-biomix method is simpler to implement and easier to explain to growers and crop consultants and can be accessed on line.


European Cherry Fruit Fly Rhagoletis Cerasi (Linnaeus), Lori R. Spears, Diane G. Alston Oct 2018

European Cherry Fruit Fly Rhagoletis Cerasi (Linnaeus), Lori R. Spears, Diane G. Alston

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European cherry fruit fly (ECFF) is a new invasive cherry-infesting pest from Europe. It was first detected in the U.S. in New York in 2017. This fact sheet describes it and includes life history, plant hosts, damage symptoms, monitoring, and management.


An Apple A Day? Eat More Fruits And Vegetables, Cindy Nelson, Makendra Goff Oct 2018

An Apple A Day? Eat More Fruits And Vegetables, Cindy Nelson, Makendra Goff

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This fact sheet gives ideas for increasing fruits and vegetables in the diet each day.


Local Food Entrepreneurship Support, Needs And Gap Analysis, Karin E. Allen, Ruby Ward Oct 2018

Local Food Entrepreneurship Support, Needs And Gap Analysis, Karin E. Allen, Ruby Ward

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This study looks at the current needs as well as resources available to identify gaps in services and provide recommendations about how programs could be improved or added in support of the Utah food production system. An in-depth background on FICs is presented, followed by a brief description of Utah’s food climate. The methodology used and the analysis, followed by .final recommendation is included.


Clover Root Curculio (Sitona Hispidulus F.), Kaitlin Rim, Steven Price, Ricardo Ramirez Oct 2018

Clover Root Curculio (Sitona Hispidulus F.), Kaitlin Rim, Steven Price, Ricardo Ramirez

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The clover root curculio is an important agricultural pest in forage production systems. Adult beetles feed on the host plant leaves while the damaging larval stage feeds on the roots below ground. Heavy larval feeding has been associated with reduced stand establishment, disruption of nutrient and water uptake, increased secondary plant pathogen infection, decreased winter plant survival, delayed green-up, and reductions in forage quality and yield. Due to the hidden nature of eggs and larvae in the soil, CRC has been overlooked and damage is often misdiagnosed as nutrient deficiencies or pathogens. Historically, applications of chlorinated hydrocarbons, carbamates, and organophosphates ...