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UF/IFAS Earns Record $166 Million for Research to Help Solve Critical Issues

Grant support underwrites programs that include feeding a hungry world, improving nutrition among at-risk populations and ensuring sufficient safe water for a growing global population.
18-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Gulf-Wide Sea Grant Team Receives National Award for Oil Spill Science Outreach Efforts

The Gulf Sea Grant oil spill science outreach team -- which includes Monica Wilson of UF/IFAS -- -- received the National Superior Programming Award for its work synthesizing research results related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
17-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UF/IFAS-led Study May Lead to More Heat-Tolerant Rice

Rice, the most widely consumed food crop in the world, takes a beating in hot weather. To combat the high temperatures, a global group of scientists, led by a University of Florida researcher, has found the genetic basis to breed a more...
17-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New UF/IFAS Entomologist: From a Kid’s ‘Lab’ to Helping Citrus Growers

Lauren Diepenbrock works as the lead citrus extension entomologist focused on integrated pest management (IPM) programs at the Citrus Research and Education Center.
16-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UF/IFAS-Developed $50 Device May Help Multibillion Forest Industry

Millions of pine trees dot the southern landscape, and they’re susceptible to many diseases, including pitch canker.
15-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Looking for the Great Pumpkin? UF/IFAS Experts Offer Tips for Halloween

Not only are pumpkins cool as a front porch decoration, they're healthy to eat, especially they're seeds.
10-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UF/IFAS Study Illustrates Value Floridians, Others Place on Springs

The state of Florida spent $365 million on springs’ restoration over the last seven years, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection. Given the value Florida puts on its springs, Xiang Bi led a study in which she and her...
9-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UF Study: Large Termite Colonies Less Vulnerable to Sprays Than Baits

Formosan and Asian subterranean termites are responsible for most of the $32 billion in economic damage to structures worldwide, UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers say.
1-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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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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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

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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

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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

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