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Category: UF/IFAS Research

University of Florida graduate students to host three free electronic field trips

By Jarred Shellhouse Agricultural education and communication graduate students in the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences are hosting a free electronic field trip series for middle and high school students in Florida and beyond. Beautiful Invaders:… Read More

CALS Student Honored as American Star in Agriscience Finalist at National FFA Convention

Lauren Roberts, first-year entomology and nematology student, has had the support of the Gator Nation in developing a project that is now recognized as top in the nation. This week, the 93rd National FFA Convention and Expo is… Read More

UF/IFAS RCREC Graduate Student Highlight: Wes Anderson

By: Bethany Wight, Biologist UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center Wesley “Wes” Anderson was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and raised in Lancaster County where he graduated from Cocalico Senior High School in 2005. Lancaster is the heart… Read More

Vaccine for virus lethal to deer shows promise

A viral disease that impacts deer around the country can be devastating, but a vaccine shows promise for the $8 billion per year deer farming industry. The disease, epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus, or EHDV, is the leading cause… Read More

Understanding Animal Welfare Through Behavior

Animal welfare within the food and agriculture industries has become increasingly important to consumers. For animal researchers like Emily Miller-Cushon, Assistant Professor of Animal Behavior in the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences, studying animal welfare has been her… Read More

Sensory lab helps UF/IFAS breeders know which fruits, veggies taste, smell best

Not long ago, about 200 consumer panelists went to the University of Florida Sensory Testing Lab to taste a new blueberry developed by UF/IFAS scientists. Turns out, they liked the flavor of the ‘Sentinel’ blueberry, said its breeder,… Read More

Could the Miracle Fruit be for South Florida? New study uncovers data showing how bountiful it can grow in the subtropics

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Scientists at University of Florida’s Tropical Research and Education Center have unlocked the mystery behind a highly sought-after berry known as the miracle fruit in a study published this week. This news brings much needed… Read More

Study: Microbes escape wildland fires on smoke particle ‘life rafts’

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire — and also lots of microorganisms, according to a new study from the University of Florida. For the first time, researchers have measured the number of microbes in smoke from fires in wilderness… Read More

New study on mercury contamination has global implications for wildlife conservation

Ecologists have long known that mercury contamination reduced the number of viable offspring animals produce. Now, new research indicates that mercury may also make animals less likely to mate in the first place, suggesting that mercury and similar… Read More

Dinner of Distinction Virtual Reunion

The UF/IFAS Dinner of Distinction was held virtually for the first time on Thursday, October 8, hosted by the new UF/IFAS Vice President, Dr. Scott Angle. The guests in attendance were just a sample of the larger community… Read More