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Repellant Could Keep Dangerous Beetles Away From Avocado Trees

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Florida avocados bring a $100 million-a-year impact to Florida’s economy, UF/IFAS economists say. They grow almost entirely in southern Miami-Dade County, but growers have battled the laurel wilt fungus, which can kill redbay and avocado trees,...
23-Feb-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Researchers Find Potential Bugs to Eat Invasive Cogongrass

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Cogongrass displaces pasture grass, golf course greens and valuable ecosystems. UF/IFAS professor James Cuda and his team are focusing on the Orseolia javanica midge that causes cogongrass to produce linear galls at the expense of leaves.
22-Feb-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Helps ‘Keep the (Blood) Pressure Down’

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New UF/IFAS Extension program aims to help people around Florida maintain healthy blood pressure.
16-Feb-2017 8:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Entomologist Gets $200,000 to Help Develop Rapid Zika Detection

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Barry Alto, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of medical entomology, said scientists need better diagnostic tools to detect Zika virus to meet challenges to public health. He is working with collaborator Steven Benner at Firebird Biomolecular Sciences...
15-Feb-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

How About Another Sweet, Juicy Strawberry, Courtesy of UF/IFAS?

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When you bite into a Florida strawberry for Valentine’s Day or National Strawberry Day on Feb. 27, you savor sweetness and juice. That’s what you’ll find in all varieties bred by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural...
10-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Researchers to Launch New Plants-in-Space Mission

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People put on sweaters when they’re cold. Plants on the other hand, have to essentially knit one on the fly. Plants “knit” with their genes, and when University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers launch their...
8-Feb-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Researcher: Cats, Dogs Teaming Up Is Best Way to Keep Rodents Away

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Cats and dogs may be longtime enemies, but when teamed up, they keep rodents away, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher says.
6-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Valentine’s Day Means More Than Roses; UF/IFAS Breeds, Suggests Other Plants to Give

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A plant always makes for a nice gesture on Valentine’s Day, and University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers are breeding flora that may emit alluring aromas to your sweetheart.
6-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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

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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

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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

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