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Study Shows Flavor Trumps Health for Blueberry Buying

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Blueberries get lots of media attention for their antioxidant benefits, but a new UF/IFAS study shows 60 percent of blueberry purchasers buy the fruit for its flavor.
5-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Strawberry Monitoring System Could Add $1.7 Million Over 10 Years to Some Farms

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Traditionally, strawberry growers spray weekly to preserve their crop. But a UF/IFAS model can help them save more than $1 million in a decade-span on an average 26-acre farm by telling them optimal times to spray.
5-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Panthers Prey on Ranchers’ Calves, but Amount Varies, UF/IFAS Research Shows

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Study looked at panther behavior at two Florida cattle ranches, confirmed calf predation as a problem.
31-Jul-2014 10:10 AM EDT

UF/IFAS Study Finds Simple Solution to Monitoring Major Berry Pest

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Yeast, sugar and water combine to lure the deadliest berry pest in U.S. Add a drop of dishwashing liquid, and the bug drowns. That way, growers can monitor how many of the spotted wing drosophila are on their farms and know how much, or little to...
31-Jul-2014 9:10 AM EDT

‘Little Janitor’ Merits Attention in Florida Springs Health Debate, Research Shows

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For decades, crystal-clear water bubbling from the ground has driven Florida tourism, via scuba divers, canoeists, boaters and swimmers, but today, many of those springs aren't healthy. Although the blame for algae-choked springs is often pinned on...
29-Jul-2014 9:45 AM EDT

UF/IFAS Study: When It Comes to Gluten-Free Diets, Unfounded Beliefs Abound

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Lots of people are eating gluten-free diets, but perhaps for the wrong reasons, a UF/IFAS researcher says. Such diets, while necessary for those with celiac disease, may lack nutrients essential to good health.
29-Jul-2014 8:55 AM EDT

Kids’ ‘Community’ Knowledge From Internet Leaves UF/IFAS Researcher Hopeful

Many parents assume the Internet leads to negative behavior in their children. But a UF/IFAS team of researchers found kids gained more of a sense of "community" by using the Internet in two after-school programs.
15-Jul-2014 9:15 AM EDT

Climate, Genetics Can Affect How Long Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes Live

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Researchers examine survival rates for healthy mosquitoes and those carrying West Nile virus, under varying environments. The results were complicated, but intriguing.
10-Jul-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Our Experts on Newswise

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

Understanding Health Insurance Terms

What is a deductible? How about a co-payment? UF/IFAS Financial Expert Dr. Micheal Gutter explains these terms and more.
5-Jun-2014 9:45 AM EDT

Planning Trumps Indecision – Prepare Now for Hurricane Season, Expert Says

27-May-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Perennial Peanut: A Ground Cover for Your Florida Yard

UF/IFAS Horticulture Specialist Wendy Wilber explains how you can use Perennial Peanut in your Florida lawn.
15-May-2014 3:00 PM EDT

What is eCycling?

UF/IFAS Sustainability Expert Dr. Wendell Porter offers a solution to old electronics that no longer work - recycling them.
14-May-2014 3:30 PM EDT

Lovebug Invasion

UF/IFAS Entomologist Dr. Norm Leppla talks about these pesky insects that fly around twice a year and leave multiple stains when colliding with vehicles.
9-May-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Nutrition Professor Available to Comment on Proposed FDA Nutrition-Label Changes

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FDA's proposed changes to nutrition labels on packaged foods and beverages are great, but will likely be a big reality check for consumers, UF professor and nutrition expert suggests.
27-Feb-2014 3:00 PM EST

Expert Available to Offer Relationship Tips, Advice for Valentine’s Day Coverage

3-Feb-2014 10:00 AM EST

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