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National Ag Day Reminds Us of the Enormous Impact of Agriculture on Our Daily Lives


When most people walk into a grocery store, the shelves are stocked year-round with all the food they want, so they might not consider the origins of their food. Jack Payne, University of Florida senior vice president for agriculture and natural...
19-Mar-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Researcher Hopes to Breed, Grow Nutritious Pumpkins in Florida


Pumpkins and their seeds are good for you. For example, the flesh of the fruit is a good source of many vitamins and fiber, and its seeds provide unsaturated fats that help reduce cholesterol, among their other health benefits.
14-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Efforts to Feed Youth Highlight Global Children’s Nutrition Month


UF/IFAS faculty are working with scientists campus-wide and across the globe to help improve the nutrition of children in Ethiopia and other nations with malnourished children.
13-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Consumers Find Objective, Comprehensive Grocery Reviews Helpful


When you go online, do you want a flowery review of groceries, or do you want a write-up that’s more straightforward and factual? A new University of Florida study shows consumers find the “just-the-facts” approach more useful.
8-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF Study: To Help Prevent Harmful Algal Blooms, Limit Nitrogen and Phosphorus


For years, scientists have argued about whether managing both nitrogen and phosphorus – versus managing strictly phosphorus or just nitrogen – would control harmful algal blooms.
6-Mar-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF-Lead Team Mobilizes to Save Super-Rare Tree on the Brink of Extinction

The Florida torreya is the most endangered tree in North America. And it may soon disappear entirely. But scientists such as the University of Florida’s Jason Smith are ready to fight for the species, which is a critical part of its native...
23-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF Study Shows Why Termite Bait Works and How Scientists Can Improve It


About 25 years ago, University of Florida scientist Nan-Yao Su set out to develop a bait to kill termites. He came up with Sentricon™ and found it worked better than any other termite-killing method to date. Now, scientists know more about why the...
22-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

National Strawberry Day Brings Attention to UF/IFAS Varieties


Vance Whitaker toils day and night to develop the tastiest, best-looking, aromatic strawberries a consumer would want. Yummy enough for a nutritious snack or to help flavor a cake or pie just in time for National Strawberry Day on Feb. 27.
20-Feb-2018 8:05 AM EST 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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