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Steam Technique Can Spell Doom for Citrus Weeds, Help Preserve Environment

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...
21-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Growers Should Manage Tomato Bacterial Spot While Seedlings are in Transplant Facilities

New findings from University of Florida scientists could help tomato growers nationwide in their battle against a damaging disease.
18-Oct-2019 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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...
16-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cattle Forage Agronomist Elver Hodges Dies at 107, Leaves Indelible Legacy

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.
2-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Plant Improvement Specialist to Ensure New Citrus Varieties Have Best Traits

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

Labeling in the horticulture industry – consumers are paying attention

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...
23-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study: Biosolids Produce Less Nitrogen and Phosphorus Runoff than Inorganic Fertilizer

New research from University of Florida scientists found that some nutrients from inorganic fertilizers enter surface water more easily than those from biosolids.
17-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UF/IFAS Researchers Continue Work on Saving Guacamole’s Key Ingredient

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...
16-Sep-2019 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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UF/IFAS TREC Plant Diagnostic Clinic: Keeping Florida’s Diverse Horticulture Industry Healthy

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

What’s the Likelihood of a ‘Crawl’ Situation? UF Experts Dispel Alligator Attack Misconceptions

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

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Beneath the Earth, the ‘Black Box’ of Soil Holds a Key to Crop Growth

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

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

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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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