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Arboriculture Society Donation to Help Fund UF/IFAS Tree Expert

The new person will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of internationally recognized professor Ed Gilman. Among his contributions, Gilman conducted considerable research and Extension to help the public protect trees against wind damage.
12-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Two UF/IFAS Researchers Inducted Into Prestigious AAAS

Among their many accomplishments, one may be best known for trying to grow plants in space; the other, for helping growers battle bacterial spot disease of tomato.
11-Dec-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


UF/IFAS Event Combines Latest Citrus Varieties with New Breeding Research

Not only can growers learn the newest information, they’ll find out about approaches to commercializing new citrus varieties.
28-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


UF/IFAS Professor Emeritus Wins International Award For Cattle Reproduction

Bill Thatcher won the award, one of the more than 20 scientific awards he has received during his academic career.
27-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Veteran UF/IFAS Agronomist, Administrator Named Research Dean

When he was planting rice in valley swamps in Sierra Leone many years ago, Robert Gilbert never imagined he’d be a dean at the University of Florida. But now, here he is: dean of research at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and...
26-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


UF/IFAS-led Global Group Seeks Traits for Wheat with More Protein

When consumers buy wheat products, such as bread or pasta, they expect to get protein with their purchase. But in a warming world with high atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, the genes required to keep wheat production high are the same ones that...
19-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


UF Model Predicts Potential Results of Macaque Population Control Methods

As of three years ago, about 175 macaques were estimated to live in the park. Without intervention, the population will increase to about 350 by 2022, according to a new UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences study.
19-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Two Years After Birth, Cows From Heat-Stressed Cattle Produce Less Milk

If lactating dairy cattle get too hot, they don’t produce as much milk, and that can add up to economic losses of more than $1 billion a year in the U.S. alone, University of Florida researchers say. This loss can easily double if dry cows --...
19-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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


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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