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“Green Industry” Generates Nearly $200 Billion; 2 Million Jobs Nationwide

The "Green Industry" has recovered from the recession. It includes sod, flowers, bedding plants, tropical foliage, trees and shrubs, among other types of plants as well as many businesses that provide services such as landscape design, installation...
1-Feb-2016 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Researchers Find Shallow Flooding Reduces a Major Rice Pest


UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher Ron Cherry and his team discovered that shallow flooding of rice fields can help reduce rice water weevil populations during Florida’s growing season, between April and September. Previous...
29-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Florida Consumers Prefer “Fresh From Florida” Plants

UF/IFAS researchers say the main implication of their finding is that producers and retailers could take steps to improve consumer awareness of the promotional program, which in turn, would help to increase sales.
28-Jan-2016 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Scientists Preserve the Endangered Ghost Orchid


This rare orchid is unique for several reasons. First, it resembles a ghost when its white flower moves at night; hence, it is known as the Ghost Orchid. It is also leafless, and its roots attach to the bark of the host tree. About 2,000 ghost...
26-Jan-2016 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Media Alert - Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference Comes to Apopka on Thursday

More than 100 industry executives, association leaders, elected local and state policy makers, private and public sector economists, and other allied professionals are expected to attend
25-Jan-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Adds 4 New Inductees on Feb. 9


The inductees are Joe Joyce, Tom Braddock, Chip Hinton and Billy Kempfer
25-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Study Shows 10-Day Weather Forecasts Can Increase Farmers’ Profits

Scientists now want to know how a real – meaning, imperfect – 10-day weather forecast will affect farmers’ decisions on when to plant and fertilize. They may apply their new findings on a fresh study that would predict crop yield based on...
21-Jan-2016 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Hand Sanitizer, Antifreeze Can Preserve DNA

This finding is key as UF/IFAS and other agencies conduct studies involving citizen scientists. Good entomological research often relies on collecting and preserving the genetic material in specimens.
20-Jan-2016 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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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

UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program Faculty, Staff Help During Holidays

In keeping with the yuletide spirit of giving, faculty, staff and interns with the UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program are helping others this month, including adopting a family and collecting and distributing hygiene items.
14-Dec-2015 8:05 AM EST

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

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