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Half of South Florida Structures at Risk of Subterranean Termite Infestation by 2040

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Figure this: Asian and Formosan subterranean termites cause about $32 billion in damage annually, worldwide, when you combine harm to structures and measures to control them. Now, UF/IFAS researchers predict these pests will dramatically increase...
24-May-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ambrosia Beetle Spreads Dangerous Avocado Pathogen

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As the laurel wilt pathogen casts a cloud over the $100-million-a-year Florida avocado industry, University of Florida researchers continue to look for clues to prevent the pathogen from spreading.
23-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Study: Wood Toxin Could Harm Zoo Animals

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When those cute animals gnaw on wood enclosures at a zoo, they may be risking their health by ingesting toxic levels of arsenic, UF/IFAS researchers say.
20-May-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Study: Nutrition Labels May Lead to Buying More Raw Seafood

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If grocers put nutrition labels on packages of raw fish -- a good nutrient source for cardiovascular health -- parents may be more likely to buy the fish, the study shows.
17-May-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

More Sea Turtles Survive with Less Beach Debris

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In the study, clearing the beach of flotsam and jetsam increased the number of nests by as much as 200 percent, while leaving the detritus decreased the number by nearly 50 percent.
16-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Study: Citizen Scientists Can Help Protect Endangered Species

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Until this study, the conservation and management of fox squirrels in Florida was constrained by a lack of reliable information on the factors influencing its distribution. But with this research, which combines sightings and photos of fox squirrels...
16-May-2016 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Globally Recognized Entomologist Named Interim Director of UF/IFAS Indian River REC

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In accepting the position as interim director at Indian River REC, Ron Cave said he envisions the restoration of the Indian River District as a thriving production region for the world’s highest quality grapefruit and oranges.
12-May-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Top UF/IFAS-Produced Food, Beverages Showcased at Flavors of Florida

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“Flavors of Florida is a chance for UF/IFAS to showcase the many fine foods and beverages developed by our world-renowned scientists to not only make food tastier and more nutritious but to help growers sell more food at the grocery store,” said...
11-May-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UF/IFAS Expert Available to Talk About GMO Ruling.

17-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT

Avocado Tree-Destroying Pathogen Now in 61 of 67 Florida Counties

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The only counties not to have reported laurel wilt are Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Gulf, Franklin and Wakulla – all in the Panhandle, said Crane, a faculty member at the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead, Florida....
4-May-2016 8:05 AM EDT

Earth Day Is Coming! UF/IFAS Experts Can Talk About How Trees Help Humans and the Environment.

13-Apr-2016 8:05 AM EDT

UF/IFAS experts available to speak on National Nutrition Month®

This year’s theme is ‘Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.’ UF/IFAS experts Linda Bobroff and Karla Shelnutt can talk about many areas in which individuals and families can eat to live healthier lives.
7-Mar-2016 11:05 AM EST

UF/IFAS Expert: Fisheries Won’t Meet Need of Exploding Population, but Aquaculture Will

The world’s fisheries are a great source of protein, but even with the best management, they won’t be able to meet the needs of a global population expected to exceed nine billion by 2050, a University of Florida Institute of Food and...
7-Mar-2016 8:05 AM EST

UF/IFAS Faculty Experts Can Talk About the Connection Between Mosquitoes and the Zika Virus.

5-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST

UF/IFAS Financial Expert Says Powerball Winners Should Be Prepared and Discreet

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Your next step is going to be whether to take an annual payment or one lump-sum payment.
13-Jan-2016 9:05 AM EST

UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program Faculty, Staff Help During Holidays

In keeping with the yuletide spirit of giving, faculty, staff and interns with the UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program are helping others this month, including adopting a family and collecting and distributing hygiene items.
14-Dec-2015 8:05 AM EST

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