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UF/IFAS Celebrates Arbor Day with Research, Extension Activities, Including Tree Giveaways

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“Arbor Day is a great time for everyone to be reminded of the importance of trees and forests in their everyday lives and to contribute to the approximately 70 million trees that are planted each year in Florida for reforestation,” said Tim...
17-Jan-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Experts to Stress Environment, Immigration, Production at AG Policy Conference

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“Our goal is to bring industry experts, researchers, policy and business leaders together to discuss the current and emerging challenges related to Florida as an engine of innovation, policy related to food, nutrition and consumer decision making,...
13-Jan-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Researchers Show Potential Market for Locally Grown Asian Vegetables

Asian-Americans in three East Coast states, including Florida, yearn for more of their native vegetables, and those crops can be grown in the East, say two University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers.
11-Jan-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Researchers Find 2 Virus-Carrying Mosquito Species; 9 New Ones in a Decade

UF/IFAS researchers find two more non-native mosquito species in Florida that transmit viruses that cause disease in humans and wildlife. That makes nine new mosquito species found in Florida in the past decade.
9-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Longtime Duda Executive Named UF/IFAS Champion for 2016

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Hugh English helped launch southwest Florida’s fledgling citrus industry. He started his career as a citrus grove manager at A. Duda & Sons in 1965, and through his work, English began many citrus research and Extension demonstrations in the Duda...
5-Jan-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Researcher to Lead $1 Million Study to Increase Global Wheat Production

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Md Ali Babar, a UF/IFAS agronomy assistant professor and his team of researchers, hope to increase the harvest index from 45 to 60 percent, which translates to much more wheat. The harvest index quantifies a crop’s yield versus the amount of...
4-Jan-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Learn More About Florida’s Water Resources with New UF/IFAS Website

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Are you concerned about how your water tastes? Do you want to know how much you use, or whether we’ll have enough water for the next generation? A new UF/IFAS website links users with UF/IFAS programs on how to preserve and, perhaps improve the...
3-Jan-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

2016’s Top 10 UF/IFAS Extension Publications Cover Snakes, Avocados, Vegetable Gardening, More

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Faculty at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences write Extension documents that bring top-notch, science-based information to the public for free. Topics cover myriad issues from reptiles to rivers and from crops to...
20-Dec-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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With Halloween Candy, It’s a Matter of Moderation, UF/IFAS Expert Says

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As with any sugary food, consuming too much Halloween candy is not good for you, said UF/IFAS associate professor Karla Shelnutt. “I don’t think kids should be eating more than one to two pieces of candy a day.”
26-Oct-2016 8:05 AM EDT

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

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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

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