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“Dine in” with Your Colleagues, Family and Friends on Dec. 3

Dig in! Dec. 3 marks the second annual day for “Dining In” for Healthy Families across the United States, and UF/IFAS Extension faculty are encouraging everyone to enjoy a nutritious meal with those close to them, which also enhances...
24-Nov-2015 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Students Help UF/IFAS Professor Breed Better, Tastier Peppers

University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences students are learning how to breed better peppers under the guidance of Professor Bala Rathinasabapathi. And by “better,” we mean a more savory taste, among other characteristics....
23-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Forest Entomologist Selected to Win UF/IFAS’ Richard L. Jones Research Award

A UF/IFAS forest entomologist who – among other activities – is working to help stop pests that sicken trees, has been selected to receive the Richard L. Jones Award for promising research at UF/IFAS. The 2016 award goes to Jiri Hulcr. It is...
23-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Experts Predict Food Trends for 2016

As 2015 starts to wind down, world-renowned food scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are already predicting trends for 2016. As they do, here are some hints as to what you can expect see in grocery...
19-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Scientists Find Way to Reduce Pesticide Use and Save Millions for Ornamental Industry

Results of new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences research may help control some dangerous species of fungi, known as phytophthora -- or water molds -- that can cause millions of dollars in damage annually to...
17-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS and a Sumter County Church Are Helping Locals Dig in the Dirt


More than 40 gardeners currently have plots in the church’s raised-beds on four acres of land that was once a pasture.
16-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Method May Help Detect Avocado Pathogen Earlier


University of Florida researchers have found an algorithm to help them detect laurel wilt, the deadly pathogen that threatens Florida’s $100 million-a-year avocado industry.
16-Nov-2015 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Gives Back at Thanksgiving

For some, Thanksgiving means more than gobbling turkey and watching football. It’s the season of giving thanks and giving back to the community.
12-Nov-2015 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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UF/IFAS Expert Gives Food-Safety Tips for Thanksgiving

You’re about to feast, give thanks, watch football and, maybe, take a nap. But as you head into the Thanksgiving holiday, how do you make sure you’re preparing your food properly and, then after dinner, how to you ensure your food stays safe to...
9-Nov-2015 8:05 AM EST

UF/IFAS Expert Urges Returning College Students to Read, Know Their Lease

As thousands of college students across America return to school for the fall, a UF/IFAS financial expert has quick, simple advice: Read the apartment lease. To some, reviewing the lease may seem obvious; to others, it may seem onerous. But...
6-Aug-2015 9:05 AM EDT

UF/IFAS Researcher: Americas May be Hit by Catastrophic Banana Disease

A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher warned that a disease that has decimated Cavendish bananas in Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia could be headed for the Western Hemisphere.
11-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Tips to Handle Those Rare Florida Tick-Borne Diseases

Not every tick carries the lyme disease pathogen, says UF/IFAS Veterinary Entomologist Phil Kaufman, debunking one myth. Still, Floridians and others can contract tick-borne diseases, and he offers advice on dealing with them.
18-May-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Sticking with a Healthy Heart Plan


Only one in six people successfully stay with a diet and exercise regimen that leads to better health. But because it's American Heart Month, a UF/IFAS expert offers tips on how to eat and exercise for the long term.
6-Feb-2015 9:00 AM EST

A UF/IFAS Expert Can Answer Your Questions on How Chikungunya Is Transmitted

26-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

The Call for Normalized Relations with Cuba: An Economic Perspective

Professor William Messina with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is an expert on Cuba's economy.
17-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

Spiders 101

UF/IFAS Entomologist Dr. Lisa Taylor explains why these fascinating creatures are good to have around.
4-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

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