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Study Sheds Light on Homebuyer Types

After the housing boom of the early 2000s came the bust. At that time, a South Florida Realtor asked UF/IFAS housing specialist Randy Cantrell what motivated people to buy homes after the bust. Cantrell found several factors, and some surprises.
31-Mar-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Two Most Destructive Termite Species Forming Superswarms in South Florida


Two of the most destructive termite species in the world are swarming together in South Florida. They might mate, forming a hybrid, and that worries the UF/IFAS scientists who found the superswarm.
25-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

UF/IFAS Undergrad to Present Autoimmune Research in D.C.


Brandon Lam studies protein and pathogens to hopefully find a solution to autoimmune diseases like lupus. His research is so good he has been chosen to present his work at an academic symposium in Washington, D.C., in April.
19-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Forest Managers Hindered in Efforts to Use Prescribed Burns to Control Costly Wildfires


Land managers use prescribed burns to help prevent wildfires and protect the ecosystem. They prefer to burn every few years, but costs, liability and proximity to development prevent them from performing the prescriptive burns.
17-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT

UF/IFAS’ Sturmer Recognized with Prestigious National Extension Award


Leslie Sturmer is rooted in the culture - or should we say "aquaculture" - of the little Gulf Coast fishing village of Cedar Key. For 22, she has helped those in the aquaculture industry in Cedar and across Florida thrive.
3-Mar-2015 9:05 AM EST

Two UF/IFAS Experts Chosen for National Program to Help Solve Community Issues

Communities wrestle with all sorts of issues: crime, poverty, housing, recreation. Sometimes experts help them solve their problems. Two, like the UF/IFAS faculty members chosen to attend the Kettering Foundation, will help Extension agents train...
23-Feb-2015 9:35 AM EST

UF/IFAS Extension Working to Help Farmers and Ranchers Keep It All in the Family with AgSave$ Program


University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Extension program, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Florida Department of Financial Services, are stepping up with the AgSave$ Program, designed...
4-Feb-2015 3:00 PM EST

UF/IFAS, Others Improving Health of Marine Life and Coastal Economies


Sea turtles and coral reefs may hold the keys to improving Florida's offshore health and economy. Two UF/IFAS scientists are getting in on the ground floor of a new alliance that aims to improve the health of Tampa Bay's waters.
2-Feb-2015 9:50 AM EST

Our Experts on Newswise

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

A UF/IFAS Expert Can Answer Your Questions on How Chikungunya Is Transmitted

26-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

The Call for Normalized Relations with Cuba: An Economic Perspective

Professor William Messina with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is an expert on Cuba's economy.
17-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

Spiders 101

UF/IFAS Entomologist Dr. Lisa Taylor explains why these fascinating creatures are good to have around.
4-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

Preventing and Dealing with a Head-Scratching Problem -- Lice

8-Sep-2014 7:00 AM EDT

Vacation on a Budget

A fun family vacation does not have to break the bank - University of Florida/IFAS Financial Expert Dr. Micheal Gutter explains how to have fun in the sun without going in the red.
23-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Understanding Health Insurance Terms

What is a deductible? How about a co-payment? UF/IFAS Financial Expert Dr. Micheal Gutter explains these terms and more.
5-Jun-2014 9:45 AM EDT

Planning Trumps Indecision – Prepare Now for Hurricane Season, Expert Says

27-May-2014 3:00 PM EDT

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