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Consumers Will Pay More for Eco-Friendly Plants, Study Shows

People make decisions all the time, and some have long-term consequences: Do I work out? Do I take the bus? Do I recycle? A UF/IFAS researcher and his colleagues found those who value long-term consequences of their decisions are more apt to buy...
17-Sep-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Gulf Anglers Could Be Entitled to $585 Million After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Study Says

Trustees could use the data to try to get the $585 million for ecosystem improvements and more fish in the Gulf.
9-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT

UF/IFAS Researchers Could Improve How Companies Ship Fresh Produce


A University of Florida-led research team’s development of an RFID tracking system could change the way companies ship fresh fruits and vegetables, providing consumers the freshest products available.
4-Sep-2014 4:30 PM EDT

Study Shows Flavor Trumps Health for Blueberry Buying


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


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


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


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


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

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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

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


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

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