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Malaria Parasite Makes Fawns of White-Tailed Deer Susceptible to Diseases and Death

More than one in five fawns of white-tailed deer – the most economically important big-game mammal in the United States – can contract a malaria parasite, making fawns susceptible to diseases and death, a new study co-authored by a University of...
18-Apr-2018 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites


As Earth Day Nears, Citizen Scientists Help UF/IFAS Preserve the Environment

As a citizen scientist, Debbie Goad documents horseshoe crabs on beaches during specific times and days – for example, high tides and full moons. She and her colleagues also count breeding pairs. With Earth Day coming on April 22, Goad serves as...
18-Apr-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Industry Donors Help Cultivate Emerging Florida Crops

UF/IFAS researchers are exploring all sorts of crops, including hops, artichokes, pomegranates, blackberries, olives and more.
17-Apr-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


New Lantana Plants Protect Native Flora and Enhance Landscapes

Home and property owners often enhance their landscapes with the beautiful lantana, but some of the plant’s varieties may escape yards, spread to areas where they shouldn’t go and cross-pollinate Florida’s native lantana. Bloomify™ Rose and...
12-Apr-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


World-Recognized UF Termite Bait Inventor Chosen for Pest Management Hall of Fame

World-renowned University of Florida entomologist Nan-Yao Su came up with the idea for a termite-baiting system when he was a graduate student. Now, his peers in the pest management industry are recognizing Su for the global success of his...
11-Apr-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Partnerships Are Key to UF/IFAS Plant-Breeding Success

UF/IFAS researchers like Fred Gmitter saw some of the fruits of their labor consumed at this week’s Flavors of Florida event in Gainesville, Florida.
10-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Want to Adopt an Insect? Any Critter Is Possible on National Pet Day

For some, the thought of a tarantula makes their skin crawl. Not Keara Clancy, a student in the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The more exotic the critter, the more she embraces it. From the time she was about 5, Clancy recalls...
9-Apr-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Tasty Tomatoes and Other Produce: A UF/IFAS Expert Urges Scientists to Breed for Flavor

Imagine sinking your teeth into a fat, bright red tomato, whose aroma promises a tantalizing treat. Instead, you realize you got a great looker, but not a great taster. That’s because the consumer has been left out of the breeding process. For 20...
4-Apr-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UF/IFAS Experts Available for 2017 Hurricane Season

Experts from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences can provide insight about hurricane preparation, agricultural crops, tree damage, hurricane-proofing your home and more.
1-Jun-2017 8:05 AM EDT


UF Experts Suggest Ways to Save Water During Drought

Extension experts can provide an irrigation audit, which will help you troubleshoot spots where perhaps the sprinklers are not wetting the soil uniformly. It may be tempting to run the sprinklers more often when we see dry spots in the lawn, but the...
23-May-2017 8:05 AM EDT

UF/IFAS Expert: For Earth Day, Save Energy with Small Steps

Wendell Porter, a senior lecturer in the UF/IFAS department of agricultural and biological engineering, offers hints to save energy: Change the temperature on your thermostat by 1 degree. Change the temperature on your hot water tank from 130 to...
20-Apr-2017 8:05 AM EDT


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

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

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

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