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UF/IFAS Researchers May Use Fungi to Control Deadly Crop Disease

Scientists hope to use trichoderma to supplement various pest-management methods to help control Fusarium wilt in crops including tomatoes, cantaloupes, peppers, eggplant, watermelon and strawberries.
23-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


UF/IFAS Researchers Hope Better Technology Produces Less Costly Ethanol

Their goal is to make this form of ethanol less expensively than gasoline and help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.
17-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Enjoy the Great Outdoors This Summer: Maybe Even a Florida Forest

“The forests are natural draws for outdoor recreationists looking to see native Florida,” said Taylor Stein, a University of Florida professor of forest resources and conservation. Forests in Florida are home to all kinds of fascinating plants,...
16-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


UF/IFAS Experts: Skip the Roses and Go Straight for the Orchids on Mother’s Day

“Between a bouquet that lasts one or two weeks at most and an orchid that can stay in bloom for three months and live up for 15 years or longer, orchids are definitely a winner for any mom’s heart,” said UF/IFAS environmental horticulture...
7-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


UF/IFAS Engineer to Lead Research Into Environmentally Induced Migration

The Department of Defense wants to know as far in advance as possible when and where these mass migrations are likeliest to happen. That way, the federal government can know when and where to deploy military force and where to send humanitarian aid,...
1-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


UF Study: Another Mosquito Species May Carry Zika

Chelsea Smartt said her study’s finding supports that the mosquito species, known scientifically as Culex quinquefasciatus mosquitoes, can contain live Zika virus in saliva. To date the mosquito species Aedes aegypti is considered the primary...
26-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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

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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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