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Food Trends 2020: Meal Kits, Convenience Store Nutrition and Drinkable Collagen

Most people think of collagen as a protein used for cosmetic purposes that you get in a jar, but prepare for drinkable collagen. If you think that’s interesting, try going online to order meal kits – full of just-the-right ingredients for the...
18-Nov-2019 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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South Florida Community, UF/IFAS TREC Celebrate 90 Years of Milestones for Agricultural Sustainability

UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center was established in the heart of Homestead, Florida, in 1929 to develop solutions for problems affecting a wide range of crops including mangoes, papayas, tomatoes, avocados, corn, green beans, and...
13-Nov-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Florida Chapter of ISA Infuses UF/IFAS Arboriculture Research with $320K in Grants

Scientists located in Fort Lauderdale and Gainesville at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are conducting research into specific diseases depleting tree canopies throughout the state. The Florida Chapter of the...
12-Nov-2019 2:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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A Cornucopia of Alternatives to Turkey at Thanksgiving

It may be juicy, tender and traditional, but not everyone wants to eat turkey at Thanksgiving. UF/IFAS nutrition experts say you could eat any of the following as your entrée: protein-packed dishes – with or without meat -- plant-based foods and...
7-Nov-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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UF/IFAS Leads Multistate Research to Reduce Pepper Diseases; Boost Production

Peppers are popular. Consumers eat all kinds, including jalapenos, habaneros, chilis and more. But like all crops, peppers face diseases that threaten to reduce their production. So, a University of Florida scientist is leading a multi-state effort...
30-Oct-2019 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Steam Technique Can Spell Doom for Citrus Weeds, Help Preserve Environment

Like many farmers nationwide, citrus growers are looking for any edge in their fight against weeds, and they’d rather use fewer chemicals to control the plants, says a University of Florida scientist. That’s because chemicals can get into...
21-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Growers Should Manage Tomato Bacterial Spot While Seedlings are in Transplant Facilities

New findings from University of Florida scientists could help tomato growers nationwide in their battle against a damaging disease.
18-Oct-2019 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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There’s Plenty to See, Do, Learn at Everglades Research and Education Center: Nov. 7 Open House Joins Community with Faculty, Scientists and Research

Tours provide the perfect way to teach the community-at-large about the importance of agriculture. Students, residents, businesses and growers are invited to the EREC Open House for an inside look at the research of agriculture promoting sustainable...
16-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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UF/IFAS TREC Plant Diagnostic Clinic: Keeping Florida’s Diverse Horticulture Industry Healthy

In south Florida, growers and nurseries of tropical plants, vegetables and crops turn to such experts at the Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) of University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). At the heart...
24-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT

What’s the Likelihood of a ‘Crawl’ Situation? UF Experts Dispel Alligator Attack Misconceptions

The new horror film "Crawl" centers around alligator attacks. The University of Florida's Croc Docs weigh in on the prevalence of alligator encounters.
12-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Beneath the Earth, the ‘Black Box’ of Soil Holds a Key to Crop Growth

Farmers use fertilizer to put nutrients into their soil to help crops grow. When nutrients get into the soil, microbes can help plants grow by changing nutrients into other forms, such as nitrate or ammonium, that plants either use or are leached...
8-Jul-2019 3:50 PM EDT

UF/IFAS Expert: Eat Fresh Food for a Healthy Heart

As we enter February, which is American Heart Month, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences nutrition expert gives several suggestions to help you keep your heart pumping blood as it should.
7-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST

UF expert available to talk about NAFTA deal

1-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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UF/IFAS Entomologist Urges Precautions Against Mosquito-Borne Viruses

Unusually high levels of mosquito-borne virus transmission to sentinel chickens, horses and humans have been reported so far this summer.
6-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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People Slimming for Summer Should Carefully Consider Their Salads

Laura Acosta, a registered dietitian at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, said three types of salads often come with lots of calories and are laden with fat and sodium.
27-Jun-2018 8:05 AM EDT

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Beach Bound? UF/IFAS Works With Communities to Ensure Clean Shorelines

As we celebrate July 1-7 as National Clean Beaches Week, thousands, if not millions of people will flock to Florida’s shorelines. If visitors leave garbage, local residents will rid the debris from the shorelines, and some will get help from...
25-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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