Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Landscape classes for CEUs and more: Roundup; Fert. BMPs and Pond Management

  1.  For employees of commercial landscape maintenance companies: Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance “Roundup”  Pesticide Class, CEUs & Exam- Saturday Feb. 13, 2016 at the UF-IFAS Collier Extension office. For details and registration go to: https://rounduplimitedlclmpesticidecertification.eventbrite.com 2. February… Read More

Learn how to “Eat with the Seasons”

The Englewood Farmers Market is partnering with the UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program (FNP), the SNAP-Ed implementing agency in Florida, and Florida Organic Growers’ Fresh Access Bucks (FAB) program to conduct a special cooking demonstration from 9 a.m…. Read More

Year-End Giving

Season’s greetings from UF/IFAS Development! We are grateful for all the support for students, faculty, research, and Extension we received over the past year, and look forward to what 2016 has in store. From our outstanding students to our cutting-edge… Read More

Jumping spiders can learn to avoid red, toxic bugs; stay alive longer and eat agricultural pests

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Jumping spiders, voracious predators that eat pests around the world, can learn to distinguish the color red in their prey, thus allowing them to avoid toxicity in what they consume, according to new research led… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers get $2 million grant to study organic strawberry production

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will address production constraints for organic strawberry producers, thanks to a new $2 million federal grant. The grant comes from the Organic… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists zero in on Brown Dog Tick control

Brown Dog Ticks click here for video: http://bit.ly/1PujWam GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A little pest can really tick off dogs and their owners. In addition to homeowners and canines, the pesticide industry has also been trying to find a… Read More

UF/IFAS expands Bee College to South Florida, including courses in Spanish

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida will host the first Bee College for South Florida this summer in Fort Lauderdale. The event is coming to South Florida to meet demand there and will also feature courses taught… Read More

UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation sets Spring Celebration for April 5-6

UF/IFAS file photo of Austin Cary Forest palmetto and pine, by Dawn McKinstry GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This spring, the University of Florida’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation has two reasons to celebrate: One is the annual SFRC… Read More

Huge, aggressive mosquito may be abundant in Florida this summer, UF/IFAS expert warns

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If mosquitoes were motorcycles, the species known as Psorophora ciliata would be a Harley-Davidson – big, bold, made in America and likely to be abundant in Florida… Read More