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Florida First Detectors Help ID Invasive Plant Pests Before They Spread


Florida has the most invasive species of any state in the country, and half of the insects, reptiles, arachnids and crustaceans imported into the United States come through Florida ports, University of Florida experts say. So, UF/IFAS has teamed up...
16-Nov-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Experts: Clean and Cook Holiday Meals Thoroughly


Here are hints to avoid food-borne illnesses from a holiday meal.
15-Nov-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Celebrates Partnership as It Commemorates Century of CREC


Whether they’ve faced problems with pests, pathogens, soils, water or natural disasters, growers have turned to scientists at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center for answers for the past 100 years.
13-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Researcher Named to Global Climate, Crop-Modeling Panel


A University of Florida professor known for his work in using computer models to predict crop yields has been named to a newly formed global leadership panel for the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Program, also known as AgMIP.
9-Nov-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF Study Helps Discount Fluoride as a Danger for Tea Drinkers


If you drink too much tea, scientists are concerned you might get sick from dental fluorosis in children or skeletal fluorosis in adults. The situation can be aggravated if water used for brewing tea contains high amounts of fluoride.
7-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

See Science in Action as UF/IFAS Celebrates 100 Years of Citrus Rec


Growers will get to see first-hand the work they have heard so much about as that research comes alive when UF/IFAS opens up the Citrus Research and Education Center for lab tours and visits to the center's grove research sites.
2-Nov-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bugs as Snacks Among UF/IFAS Experts’ Predicted 2018 Food Trends


Cutting food waste, becoming a food entrepreneur and eating on a budget if you're a foodie. These are just some of the fearless forecasts from UF/IFAS experts, as they predict food trends for 2018.
1-Nov-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UF Partners with International Organization to Combat Food Insecurity in Africa


UF/IFAS signed an agreement with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture so their scientists can work together to fight hunger in Africa.
26-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UF/IFAS Experts Available for 2017 Hurricane Season


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


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


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

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