Category: UF/IFAS Research

UF professors to lead $15 million grant project to turn seed into jet fuel

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With help from University of Florida researchers, pilots will—in the future—fly jets with fuel made from a tiny seed grown in the Southeast. Besides helping the environment and boosting the economy as a source of… Read More

TREC Helps Growers, Trains Future Plant Breeders

Researchers at the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) are looking for ways to improve production of crops such as squash and watermelon. Geoffrey Meru, assistant professor in the Horticultural… Read More

UF/IFAS to help replant 100,000 blueberry bushes downed by Hurricane Irma

Who:    Volunteers who want to help a major Florida blueberry grower recover from Hurricane Irma: University of Florida students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UF/IFAS Extension agents, researchers, 4-H youth and local residents. What:    Hurricane… Read More

Irma is gone, now what? UF experts offer help with safety, insurance

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Now that Hurricane Irma has wreaked havoc and destruction, residents may be wondering what to do first. Angela Lindsey, the UF/IFAS Extension representative for the Extension Disaster Education Network, offers tips on how to… Read More

UF staff track thousands of buildings during, after hurricane

  Sure, you have to worry about your home during Hurricane Irma, wondering if the roof will suffer damage, or the siding will be ripped off. But imagine worrying about 1,298 buildings during the storm? That job falls… Read More

UF world leader in soil, water science to receive international award

By Robin Koestoyo Media Contact: Beverly James, 352-273-3566, beverlymjames@ufl.edu   FORT PIERCE, Fla.— University of Florida professor Zhenli He will receive an international honor for outstanding research contributions to his native China. The Kingenta Agricultural Science award is… Read More

UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station grand opening Sept. 22 and 23

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers working on Florida’s Nature Coast finally have a place to call home. The grand opening of the Nature Coast Biological Station facility, part of the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural… Read More

No flowers? No problem. UF study shows bees have other ways of finding sugar

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — What’s a bee to do when there are very few flowers available and it needs a sugar fix? Wild bees may be responding to climate change and urban expansion by relying on insects to get… Read More