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UF CALS Students Earn Top Honors at Annual Banquet

Students who earned honors from the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at its April 14 banquet show exemplary scholarship, leadership and commitment to the community.
28-Apr-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UF CALS Doctoral Student Named UF Teaching Assistant of the Year

Imagine your instructor using rap to get her point across. That might pique your interest and make you listen more attentively, especially if you’re a university student. Rapping is one of many approaches Berthrude Albert uses to get her students...
27-Apr-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Many Career Options for This Year’s UF CALS Grads

While Javan Brown will make a career out of the military, then retire after 25 years or so and find another vocation, other UF CALS graduates will take different paths. Approximately 50 percent will continue their education in graduate or...
26-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Research May Give New Hope to Expanding Avocado Production


The contributions to avocado research are suggesting that some Hass-like avocado selections may be grown under Florida conditions and provide attractive options for growers, said Mark Ritenour, UF/IFAS associate professor of horticulture.
22-Apr-2016 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Researchers Try to Expand Muscadine Grape Market

Muscadine grapes are grown only in the South and are not very well known in other parts of the country, said UF/IFAS Professor Charles Sims said. Apparently, more consumers are apt to buy muscadine grapes if they know about them, at least according...
21-Apr-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Scientist: Pinellas County a Model for Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance

As we near the summer and its inevitable rain, we also head toward mosquito egg-laying season. As we do, Florida mosquito control officials may learn to emulate Pinellas County’s mosquito-borne disease surveillance program and its response to a...
20-Apr-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Scientists Honored as UF Research Foundation Professors

The six University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty members who were recognized are trying to solve global issues as wide-ranging as better alternative fuels and nutrient absorption.
19-Apr-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Florida Citrus Growers: 80 Percent of Trees Infected by Greening

“Even though the industry acknowledges that greening has reached epidemic proportions across the state, estimates of the level of infection and its impact on citrus operations are scarce,” the researchers wrote in the paper.
18-Apr-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

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

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