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Category: Agriculture

2016’s Top 10 UF/IFAS Extension publications cover snakes, avocados, vegetable gardening, more

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Vegetable gardening, bahia grass, living with snakes and identifying poisonous plants. These are the topics for some of the top University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension program trains inmates for green industry

At Avon Park Correctional Institution, some inmates are getting a new kind of vocational training, thanks to faculty and volunteers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Highlands County. The UF/IFAS Extension program… Read More

Peanut Butter Challenge tackles hunger in the Panhandle

Thanks to a partnership of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension and the Florida Peanut Producers Association, food pantries from Pensacola to Monticello will receive thousands of jars of donated peanut butter this… Read More

Featured New Faculty: Jehangir “Jango” Bhadha

Jessica Southard Pardo, Communication Specialist, SWS Jehangir Bhadha, Assistant Professor, SWS Dr. Jehangir Bhadha joined SWS as an Assistant Professor of Nutrient Management at the Everglades Research and Education Center (EREC) in Belle Glade, Florida. His research priorities… Read More

Featured New Faculty: Davie Kadyampakeni

By Jessica Pardo, Communications Specialist, SWS Davie Kadyampakeni is a new Soil and Water Sciences assistant professor at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred. His specialization is citrus water and nutrient management, focusing on water… Read More

Researcher hopes to bolster pollinators on golf courses

This spring, a handful of golf courses in Florida will become a little more “green,” thanks to a new project led by a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension specialist and researcher. “In our… Read More