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UF/IFAS Uses Wasps to Monitor Exotic Joro Spider

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University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers are reaching out to citizen scientists to find nests of the black and yellow mud dauber wasp in northeastern Georgia.
23-Sep-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Report: Florida Agriculture, Natural Resources Employment Up 29 Percent in 13 Years

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About 1.56 million people worked full- or part-time in Florida's agriculture, natural resources and food industries in 2014, an increase of about 40,000 workers from 2013, and nearly 29 percent from 2001.
22-Sep-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Study: Bringing Bugs to the Classroom Makes Everyone Smarter

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Through a curriculum appropriately titled, “Bed Bugs and Book Bags,” students worldwide are learning how to identify bed bugs, where they hide out and much more. The program teaches how to prevent the insects, and a new University of Florida...
21-Sep-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Gardening as a Child May Lead College Students to Eat More Veggies

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As researchers nationwide try to get college students to eat healthier foods, they’re finding that gardening may lead to a lasting habit of eating more fruits and vegetables.
19-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Researcher Wins Grant to Try to Manipulate Iron Absorption in at-Risk People

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People with too much iron in their bodies can develop serious illnesses. So University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher James Collins plans to use a $2.5 million grant to begin to regulate iron absorption in the...
15-Sep-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS-Led Team Finds Faster, Better Way to Detect Salmonella in Meat, Chicken

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Salmonella is the lauding cause of bacteria-associated foodborne illnesses in the United States, according to the study. Thus, early detection of the pathogen, by a rapid and sensitive test is important to prevent the illness.
14-Sep-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Researchers Share Safest Ways to Spray for Zika Mosquitoes, Protect Bees

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Florida beekeepers are concerned after 2.5 million bees that were killed during an aerial spraying with Naled/Dibrom for Zika-carrying mosquitoes in Dorchester County, S.C. Now, Floridians are looking for ways to avoid the same tragedy. Florida is...
13-Sep-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Study: Global Food Security Aided by Combining Different Methods

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Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are closer to helping producers better meet global food demand, now that they’ve combined simulation and statistical methods to help them predict how...
12-Sep-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

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

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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

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