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UF/IFAS Researchers: Robots May Run Future Farms

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences professors Senthold Asseng and Frank Asche co-wrote an article published in the journal Science Robotics in which they say: “the farmers of the future are likely to be data...
13-Feb-2019 9:40 AM EST Add to Favorites


Automated System Would Deliver Chemicals to Help Ward off Citrus Greening

Imagine using a robotic arm to grip and puncture the trunk of a citrus tree to deliver chemicals into the vascular parts of the plant, reducing its susceptibility to the citrus greening disease.
12-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


UF/IFAS Scientist to Work with Team Developing New Greening-Tolerant Citrus

Nian Wang, a professor of microbiology and cell science with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, will help an investigation in which researchers take the best genes from one plant and transfer them into another....
11-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


New ‘Marathon’ Mandarin Gives Growers Advantages

Commercial citrus growers will soon see a new seedless mandarin variety that stays on the tree longer, two traits farmers seek, say University of Florida scientists.
6-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Crowd-Sourced Apps Help Planners Design Better Paths for Cyclists

The research from the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences focused on using Strava, a GPS-based app, to analyze bicycling patterns in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
5-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


UF/IFAS-Developed ‘Florida Brilliance’ Shines on State’s Strawberry Industry

For years, University of Florida scientists looked for a few characteristics in a more desirable strawberry. Among those traits was a higher yield in November and December -- the early part of the Florida season when prices are highest. They also...
15-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Evolution of Symbiotic Organs Helps Squids, Other Animals Survive

In newly published research, scientists including Jamie Foster at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences studied the genome of the bobtail squid to find out how the cephalopod’s symbiotic organs evolved. Such...
8-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Experienced Agricultural Engineer Joins UF Indian River Region Scientists to Restore Grapefruit Industry

Sandra Guzmán will lead the center’s irrigation and hydrology program.
18-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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


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


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


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


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

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