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UF/IFAS Apps Give Irrigation, Growing Tips and More

Looking to save money and water when you irrigate? UF/IFAS scientists have developed an app for that. Want to know what plants to grow in your garden? You guessed it: UF/IFAS has an app for that as well.
3-Aug-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Research Finds Ways to Save Water, Strawberries and Money During Cold Temps

Florida’s strawberry producers must protect their multimillion-dollar annual crop from freeze damage. Typically, growers spray water on the crop during a cold snap, but they are looking for ways to use less water, yet produce the same amount of...
30-Jul-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Citrus Greening Bacterium Changes the Behavior of Bugs to Promote Its Own Spread


The disease that threatens to destroy Florida’s $10.7 billion citrus industry appears to have its own mechanism to promote its spread, making it harder to control.
29-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

UF/IFAS Researcher Finds Way to Cut Cost, Save Water and Help the Environment by Changing One Simple Thing


Not only did the tall narrow rows grow the same amount of vegetables, they retained more fertilizers – reducing what would have leached into groundwater – and they would need half the amount of water. In addition, he cut fumigation rates for...
28-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Michael Rogers named director of UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center


Rogers has a doctorate in entomology from the University of Kentucky and specializes in citrus integrated pest management. He has focused on the Asian citrus psyllid, the insect that carries the bacterium that causes citrus greening, which is...
28-Jul-2015 10:05 AM EDT

UF/IFAS Study: Few Science Museums Use the Word “Agriculture” to Teach

Walk into a science museum, and you may read the words “paleontology” or “astronomy.” But you’re not likely to find the word “agriculture” in any science museum, even though many exhibits relate to agricultural content or...
28-Jul-2015 8:05 AM EDT

UF/IFAS Researchers Use Pigs to Root Out Problem Weeds


Back before chemical pesticides and herbicides, farmers had to come up with ways to kill the weeds that took over their fields. One method used “back in the day” was letting pigs loose in fields that were not being used for crops for a season...
27-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Specialty Crop Conference Slated for Aug. 15 in Jacksonville

The conference has evolved from an annual statewide event that began in 2009 in Kissimmee to more targeted, regional conferences across the state.
23-Jul-2015 8:05 AM EDT

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UF/IFAS Researcher: Americas May be Hit by Catastrophic Banana Disease

A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher warned that a disease that has decimated Cavendish bananas in Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia could be headed for the Western Hemisphere.
11-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Tips to Handle Those Rare Florida Tick-Borne Diseases

Not every tick carries the lyme disease pathogen, says UF/IFAS Veterinary Entomologist Phil Kaufman, debunking one myth. Still, Floridians and others can contract tick-borne diseases, and he offers advice on dealing with them.
18-May-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Sticking with a Healthy Heart Plan


Only one in six people successfully stay with a diet and exercise regimen that leads to better health. But because it's American Heart Month, a UF/IFAS expert offers tips on how to eat and exercise for the long term.
6-Feb-2015 9:00 AM EST

A UF/IFAS Expert Can Answer Your Questions on How Chikungunya Is Transmitted

26-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

The Call for Normalized Relations with Cuba: An Economic Perspective

Professor William Messina with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is an expert on Cuba's economy.
17-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

Spiders 101

UF/IFAS Entomologist Dr. Lisa Taylor explains why these fascinating creatures are good to have around.
4-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

Preventing and Dealing with a Head-Scratching Problem -- Lice

8-Sep-2014 7:00 AM EDT

Vacation on a Budget

A fun family vacation does not have to break the bank - University of Florida/IFAS Financial Expert Dr. Micheal Gutter explains how to have fun in the sun without going in the red.
23-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

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