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Category: UF/IFAS

Retirement Celebration for Mr. Steve Pigott

CELEBRATE 21 YEARS! WHO: Mr. Steve Pigott RE: Retirement Celebration WHEN: March 24, 2021 TIME: 10:00am – 11:00am WHERE: Wakulla County Community Center 318 Shadeville Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327   The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)… Read More

As Florida enters termite swarm season, UF/IFAS scientists tell consumers what to know

Termite Awareness Week 2021 takes place March 7-13 Some people mistakenly think termites are only busy during this time of the year. UF/IFAS researchers in Davie, Florida, show us otherwise. While termites are often noticed during their swarming… Read More

Do Aquatic Herbicides Cause Sores on Fish?

By: Dr. Benjamin P. Sperry, Research Assistant Scientist, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants What is that!?! The fish I caught has sores! People around the state have been increasingly reporting fish with abnormalities or sores on social media…. Read More

The Art and Science of Becoming a Jazz-singing Entomologist

When his eyes are not focused on insects like mosquitos, Decyo “DJ” McDuffie can be found on stage looking past the blinding spotlight at his audience, singing jazz music. As a senior entomology and nematology student in the… Read More

Investing in AEC Graduate Student Development

Growing up on a small, diversified livestock farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia, Ed Osborne enjoyed both the responsibilities of agricultural production and the potential provided by education. Early in his high school experience he… Read More

Sago Palm Cold Damage

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta) is a common landscaping plant in our area and I have several in my yard.  They are not actually palms, but members of the ancient Cycad (Cycadaceae) family. … Read More