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UF/IFAS Researchers to Study How to Reduce Carbon Dioxide in Ranch Soil


“The goal is to put together a model that can predict the release of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide from soils under a climate that is expected to be warmer and experience more extreme dry and wet periods across the...
22-Jun-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Test Can Detect Plant Viruses Faster, Cheaper

A new test could save time and money diagnosing plant viruses, some of which can destroy millions of dollars in crops each year in Florida, says a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher.
21-Jun-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mysterious Enzyme Does Damage Control, Can Help with Health, Environment

A previously mysterious family of enzymes removes abnormal versions of some very common chemicals found in all life forms, opening many possibilities for health and agricultural applications, a University of Florida Institute of Food and...
20-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Blueberries’ Health Benefits Better Than Many Perceive

Consumers know some of the benefits blueberries provide, but they’re less aware of the advantages of reverting aging, improving vision and memory, a new University of Florida study shows. Researchers surveyed more than 2,000 people in 31 states...
17-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Expert: Whitefly Species Likely to Cause Growers’ Problems


Because the Q-biotype whitefly feeds for longer periods on some plants, it has a greater chance of acquiring a plant virus, said Jane Polston, a UF/IFAS plant pathology professor. The more time a whitefly spends feeding on a plant, the more likely...
14-Jun-2016 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UF CALS Student One of 12 National Teach Ag Ambassadors


Tyler D'Angelo and his fellow ambassadors will spread the word about the importance of agricultural education and learning more about how to teach the subject.
13-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UF CALS Student Named as Prestigious ‘Cultivator’ for National Conference

Will Dezern focuses his research on the phenotypic, biochemical and genetic characterization of peanuts. Through his research, Dezern hopes to provide peanut breeders a standardized, updated database to reference and compare peanut lines for their...
13-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Method Detects 83% of Immature Citrus; Helping Cut Costs


By detecting green, immature citrus more accurately and efficiently, growers can plan when and where to apply nutrients when fruit is growing and estimate their yield and profit before harvest, said Daniel Lee, a UF/IFAS professor of agricultural...
7-Jun-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

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

UF/IFAS Financial Expert Says Powerball Winners Should Be Prepared and Discreet


Your next step is going to be whether to take an annual payment or one lump-sum payment.
13-Jan-2016 9:05 AM EST

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