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With $3 Million Grant, Researchers Hope to Help Find Sites to Grow Tomorrow’s Produce


University of Florida researchers are sounding a warning bell that fresh produce may be hard to come by in the future. Scientists with the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences cite changes in our climate, loss of fresh water and...
19-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

From the Family Farm to UF/IFAS: The New Chair of Environmental Horticulture


After colleges working at the family nursery, Dean Kopsell he got his hands dirty – in a different way -- toiling for nearly 20 years in research fields and labs and teaching plant sciences. Now, he has been named chair of the UF/IFAS department...
13-Jul-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Do You Love Watermelons in the Hot Summer? UF Scientists Are on the Case


For the study, UF/IFAS researchers grafted seedless watermelon onto squash rootstocks to ward off soil-borne diseases such as fusarium wilt. Study results showed no loss in taste and major fruit quality attributes like total soluble solids and...
12-Jul-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Microbiologist at UF/IFAS Citrus REC Works Toward a Successful Greening Treatment


In the same year the University of Florida’s Citrus Research and Education Center celebrates its 100th anniversary, Nian Wang believes he may be close to finding the “off switch” for greening, the disease devastating Florida’s...
11-Jul-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UF, Rutgers, WVU to Help Combat Childhood Obesity


Parents serve as their children’s role models, and they buy most of the food their children eat. With that in mind, researchers from the University of Florida, Rutgers University and West Virginia University will work with a five-year, $4 million...
6-Jul-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UF’s Crane Honored by Horticultural Society


As a scientist and tropical fruit Extension specialist, Jonathan Crane has spent most of his adult life trying to help South Florida farmers grow crops in the Sunshine State’s hot, humid weather.
29-Jun-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Achieving ‘Bliss’: Children, Adults Differ in How They Perceive Sweetness of Fruits


By letting participants eat UF/IFAS-developed blueberries and by measuring their sweet preferences, scientists at the Monell Center in Philadelphia found that children are more sensitive to slight variations in the sweetness of blueberries. In fact,...
27-Jun-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UF Scientists Work to Develop Heat-Resistant ‘Cow of the Future’


More than half the cattle in the world live in hot and humid environments, including about 40 percent of beef cows in the United States, Mateescu said. By using genomic tools, researchers aim to produce an animal with superior ability to adapt to...
23-Jun-2017 7:05 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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