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UF among coalition of researchers tackling sustainable agriculture

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Agriculture’s grand challenge of feeding the world’s growing population while protecting the environment recently got a big boost. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) awarded eight institutions nearly $80 million… Read More

UF launches new online graduate certificate program addressing nuisance plants

As a youngster growing up in Buffalo, New York, Mike Sowinski wanted to work with bald eagles. Through his college biology and fisheries management courses, he became interested in what the birds eat – fish. Sowinski established a… Read More

Each new Floridian gives UF/IFAS a chance to teach water conservation

About 900 residents move to Florida each day, and each person represents an opportunity to teach how to better conserve water as they plant and maintain their landscape, say UF/IFAS researchers. The latest annual survey of 3,596 Florida… Read More

Trailing Pearlwort – Discovered in Volusia County

Discovery Trailing Pearlwort has found its way to Volusia County. According to The Atlas of Florida Plants Institute for Systemic Botany website, there is no record of it in Volusia County. http://florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=3130 Chadwick Richard, Senior pest management technician… Read More