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UF/IFAS Research Could Lead to More and Healthier Sorghum


A UF/IFAS scientist has identified two areas of the sorghum genome that could boost the plant’s resistance to the anthracnose disease. Sorghum is a grain known to produce feed for livestock and biofuel.
25-Jul-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Method Could Quash Squash Pests

Florida grows more zucchini squash than anywhere else in America – to the tune of $70 million a year. To help improve production, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are developing a method to keep squash pests at...
21-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS-Developed Web Tool Saves Money for Strawberry Growers in Several States


The Strawberry Advisory System, which tells growers when to spray fungicide, has been shown to save Florida strawberry growers $1.7 million a year. It is now being used in several other states, including Maryland, Georgia, South Carolina and...
20-Jul-2016 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Scientist Digging Into Artichokes as Alternative Crop


Shinsuke Agehara, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of horticultural sciences, thinks he can overcome the chill requirements of growing artichokes. Based at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Balm, Florida, Agehara recently received a...
19-Jul-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Researchers to Present Findings on Critical Ecosystem Habitats at International Conference


This conference seeks to raise awareness about the relationships between the plants and animals that live in these coastal wetlands as well as human-mangrove interactions.
13-Jul-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Q-Biotype Whitefly Expands to 8 Florida Counties


Crops that could eventually be affected include tomatoes, squash, beans, watermelons and many other vegetables and ornamentals, said Lance Osborne, an entomology professor at UF/IFAS.
11-Jul-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Study: Rhesus Macaques May Be Preying on Bird Eggs in Silver Springs

“Our study shows that we need to learn more about their habits and impacts in the park so the Florida Park Service can make science-based decisions on how to manage these non-native monkeys,” said Steve Johnson, a UF/IFAS associate professor of...
7-Jul-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Radio Tracking Helps Hunt Burmese Pythons


When invasive Burmese pythons are breeding, radio-tracking one python can help find and capture more, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher says. “It is complementary to our current removal tool, in which...
6-Jul-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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