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The PB&J Sandwich: A Classic On National Peanut Butter Day

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UF/IFAS Extension faculty suggest limiting intake to about 2 tablespoons – about 180 calories. They also suggest buying peanut butter that is just ground peanuts with a hint of salt and one that doesn’t contain the partially hydrogenated fat and...
22-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Researchers Awarded $10.5m to Work on Citrus Greening Resistance or Tolerance

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Three University of Florida scientists will use the grants to study ways to help growers cope with the disease, including research on genetic editing that may produce potentially resistant fruit and trees.
19-Jan-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF Study: Aged Garlic Extract May Help Obese Adults Combat Inflammation

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Obesity has grown into a serious health issue worldwide, especially in Western countries. In the U.S., more than one-third of adults are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
17-Jan-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF Team to Help Innovate Retrofits for Homes for People with Disabilities

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According to the 2010 National Council on Disability report, 35 million households in the U.S. in 2007 had one or more people with some kind of disability, representing 32 percent of all American households.
12-Jan-2018 9:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF Expert Gives Tips to Cut Your Energy Costs

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Jan. 10, which is National Cut Your Energy Costs Day, serves as a reminder of how we can reduce those costs. By following some simple suggestions, we can save money on our energy bills by following easy tips, says a University of Florida Institute...
8-Jan-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Florida Forest Industry Generates Nearly $13B in Annual Sales, 36,000 Jobs

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“The forest industry is one of the largest agricultural commodity groups in Florida in terms of total economic contributions, similar in size to environmental horticulture,” said Christa Court, a UF/IFAS assistant scientist in food and resource...
4-Jan-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Researchers Working to Help Restore Lake Apopka

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Laura Reynolds and Carrie Adams will measure their success by plant survival and by how plant establishment changes the environment, whether that’s measured by improved water quality, sediment stabilization or fish use.
3-Jan-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UF Studies Show What Some Bugs Do for Love, Like Sacrificing a Leg

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“While interesting by itself, it more importantly shows scientists the tradeoffs that can exist across body parts,” said Christine Miller, a UF/IFAS associate professor of entomology and co-author of both new studies. “It also provides...
20-Dec-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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UF/IFAS Experts Available for 2017 Hurricane Season

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Experts from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences can provide insight about hurricane preparation, agricultural crops, tree damage, hurricane-proofing your home and more.
1-Jun-2017 8:05 AM EDT

UF Experts Suggest Ways to Save Water During Drought

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Extension experts can provide an irrigation audit, which will help you troubleshoot spots where perhaps the sprinklers are not wetting the soil uniformly. It may be tempting to run the sprinklers more often when we see dry spots in the lawn, but the...
23-May-2017 8:05 AM EDT

UF/IFAS Expert: For Earth Day, Save Energy with Small Steps

Wendell Porter, a senior lecturer in the UF/IFAS department of agricultural and biological engineering, offers hints to save energy: Change the temperature on your thermostat by 1 degree. Change the temperature on your hot water tank from 130 to...
20-Apr-2017 8:05 AM EDT

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

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