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...
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New findings from University of Florida scientists could help tomato growers nationwide in their battle against a damaging disease.
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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...
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Elver Hodges blazed trails as the first scientist hired at the University of Florida/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center. He introduced improved forages and management techniques for pastures.
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Many citrus growers want to replant their groves that are withering because of greening. But they need field data to know which varieties to plant.
26-Sep-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
As the first research of its kind, the findings may help growers increase the marketability of their ornamental horticulture products through labeling. Consumer preferences, visual attention and willingness-to-pay were measured and tested to...
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New research from University of Florida scientists found that some nutrients from inorganic fertilizers enter surface water more easily than those from biosolids.
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There is no shortage of interest or appetite for guacamole. When you consider the endless variety of recipes for dishes and dips that you can dig into, coupled with an annual designation of September 16 as National Guacamole Day, you might consider...
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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
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
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
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.
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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
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
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