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Article ID: 690048

UF-Lead Team Mobilizes to Save Super-Rare Tree on the Brink of Extinction

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

The Florida torreya is the most endangered tree in North America. And it may soon disappear entirely. But scientists such as the University of Florida’s Jason Smith are ready to fight for the species, which is a critical part of its native ecosystem in the Florida Panhandle. That’s why he and other leading researchers and conservationists from across the country are headed to the Torreya Tree of Life event next week to develop a rescue plan.

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23-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST
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Climate Science, Environmental Science, Wildlife

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Article ID: 689965

UF Study Shows Why Termite Bait Works and How Scientists Can Improve It

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

About 25 years ago, University of Florida scientist Nan-Yao Su set out to develop a bait to kill termites. He came up with Sentricon™ and found it worked better than any other termite-killing method to date. Now, scientists know more about why the bait works so efficiently and how to improve it to kill termite colonies faster.

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22-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST
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Agriculture, All Journal News, Food Science, Scientific Reports

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Article ID: 689809

National Strawberry Day Brings Attention to UF/IFAS Varieties

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Vance Whitaker toils day and night to develop the tastiest, best-looking, aromatic strawberries a consumer would want. Yummy enough for a nutritious snack or to help flavor a cake or pie just in time for National Strawberry Day on Feb. 27.

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20-Feb-2018 8:05 AM EST
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Agriculture, Food Science

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Article ID: 689785

UF/IFAS Administrator Selected as Prestigious Leshner Fellow by AAAS

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Now that the American Association for the Advancement of Science has selected Roger Kjelgren as a Leshner Fellow, he hopes to increase participation in urban food and water security.

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19-Feb-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Agriculture, Food and Water Safety

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Article ID: 689164

Could an 8 Million-Year-Old Gene Help the Citrus Industry? UF Researchers Think So

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

After 100 years of assertions about the roots of citrus, a global group of scientists – including a University of Florida professor – has traced the evolutionary history of Florida’s signature crop up to 8 million years ago in the Himalayas of Southeast Asia.

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7-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST
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Food Science, Genetics, Plants, Nature (journal), All Journal News

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Article ID: 689128

UF Dietitian: Olympics Can Inspire US to Eat Better

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Before you achieve complete couch-potato status this Winter Olympics, take a cue from the dietary habits of the athletes you see onscreen, says a dietitian with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

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7-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Exercise and Fitness, Food Science, Health Food, Nutrition, Sports

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Article ID: 689127

There’s More to Sports Than Olympic Gold: Just Ask a Florida 4-H Member

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

The thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat. As we watch the Winter Olympics on TV this month, we get a daily reminder of the human drama of athletic competition. But there’s another side of sports that the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension teaches through Florida 4-H.

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7-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST
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Education, Sports

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Article ID: 688792

UF/IFAS Rethinking Forest Protection; Hosts UN Expert as Lecturer

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Shiroma Sathyapala, a forest health and protection officer with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, will give the lecture. Her topic is: “Invasive species, climate change, plantation forestry, timber consumption and trade are changing the definition of forests. Can the Southeastern U.S. lead the way?”

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1-Feb-2018 8:05 AM EST
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Agriculture, Environmental Science

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Article ID: 688650

Florida Ag Policy Conference to Help Growers Deal with the Ever-Changing Global Economy

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Whether it’s trade agreements, labor, water supply or how to manage post-Irma, growers are trying to make the best decisions for their business, said Spiro Stefanou, chair of the UF/IFAS food and resource economics department, which organizes the conference.

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30-Jan-2018 8:05 AM EST
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Agriculture, Plants, Scientific Meetings

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Article ID: 688397

Scientists Help UF/IFAS Predict Where to Grow Food Worldwide

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

As an example of their work at the conference, researchers incorporated new models for crops like the cereal tef and cassava, which are typically grown in developing countries, said Jim Jones, a UF/IFAS professor of agricultural and biological engineering.

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24-Jan-2018 8:05 AM EST
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Agriculture, All Journal News, Engineering, Food Science, Plants


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