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Americans Are Water Conscious, UF/IFAS Survey Shows


Researchers based their assessment on responses to a survey of 1,052 respondents. The poll shows 46 percent are “water considerate;” 44 percent of the participants are what researchers classified as “water savvy conservationists” and 9...
29-Mar-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wet ‘Dry Season’ Damaged Valuable Ornamental Plants


Florida’s winters are usually dry, but the wet winter of 2015-2016 helped spread pathogens that destroyed ornamental plants in Miami-Dade County. That’s a problem in an area where the industry generated an estimated $998 million annually in...
22-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Florida Peaches Pack a Punch as a Succulent Snack


According to a national survey conducted by UF/IFAS researcher Joy Rumble, consumers could be more aware of Florida's growing peach population. But Rumble also found consumers like to eat peaches as a snack, which she sees as a marketing opportunity.
15-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Neighboring Termite Colonies Re-Invade; Expose Themselves to Deadly Bait


Even after an insecticide bait weakens Formosan subterranean termites, a neighboring colony will invade the same area and meet the identical lethal fate, new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences research shows. The...
13-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Gloom’ and Doom When These Insects Are on Hot, Dry Red Maple Trees


They are known as gloomy scales, and these insects can make a red maple tree’s life downright dreary. This is because the arthropods feed and thrive on them, especially in warm and dry urban landscapes.
9-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

A Probiotic Combination Might Curb Allergy Symptoms


As we head into allergy season, you may feel less likely to grab a hanky and sneeze. UF/IFAS research shows a probiotic combination might help reduce hay fever symptoms.
2-Mar-2017 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Faculty to Share Helpful Information at UF/IFAS Urban Landscape Summit


Water conservation will be one of many topics at this year’s UF/IFAS Urban Landscape Conference, scheduled for March 16-17 in Gainesville, Florida. Protecting the water Floridians will need for the 15 million additional residents projected to live...
2-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Grapefruit for Dessert? South Korea Could Be a Lucrative Market for Florida Growers


“We really look at this study and South Korea as information to see if we can increase younger consumers in other countries,” said Lisa House, a UF/IFAS professor of food and resource economics and a study co-author. In addition to eating...
28-Feb-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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With Halloween Candy, It’s a Matter of Moderation, UF/IFAS Expert Says


As with any sugary food, consuming too much Halloween candy is not good for you, said UF/IFAS associate professor Karla Shelnutt. “I don’t think kids should be eating more than one to two pieces of candy a day.”
26-Oct-2016 8:05 AM EDT

UF/IFAS Experts Available for 2016 Hurricane Season

31-May-2016 8:05 AM EDT

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


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

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