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Give the gift of knowledge this year: Shop the UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore

With more than 400 items available for purchase, the UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore has something for everyone on your list this year. These items make perfect stocking stuffers, white elephant gifts or as a treat for yourself. For the… Read More

Can antiviral agents help immune systems fight mosquito-borne dengue?

The dengue virus (DENV) is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, a species that remains a source of frustration for mosquito control agencies, medical entomologists, and ecologists. As a virus that poses a public health risk impacting as… Read More

Breakthrough laminitis research shows promise for the future

Horse owners usually dread hearing the diagnosis of “Laminitis.” The disease plagues horses of many backgrounds, ages and disciplines. Using genetics, UF/IFAS and University of Pennsylvania scientists have made a breakthrough in the disease thanks to funding from… Read More

University of Florida faculty joins national team awarded $7.5M USDA-NIFA grant

Apple and pecan orchards are growing vulnerable to nonnative ambrosia beetles. Often considered as invasive pests, these groups of beetles cultivate and rely on ambrosia fungi for nutrition. The ambrosia beetles, which make up more than 400 species,… Read More

UF research: Mesh covers protect citrus trees from psyllids that transmit greening disease

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — About four years ago, Fernando Alferez started to test if citrus trees grown inside a protective mesh cover could be kept safe from the potential deadly Asian citrus psyllid. The psyllid, a bug the size… Read More

Research Update: Detection of Lotmaria passim, Crithidia mellificae and Replicative Forms of Deformed Wing Virus and Kashmir Bee Virus in the Small Hive Beetle (Aethina tumida)  

Members of the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory conducted a research project that led to a publication on small hive beetles and their ability to transmit honey bee pathogens. Below is a summary of the research… Read More

UF/IFAS Year-End Giving

We are grateful for all the support for students, faculty, research, and Extension we received over the past year, and look forward to Going Greater in 2022.  In this season of giving, please consider supporting an area of… Read More

Farm-City Week Breakfast

Here in Extension, we believe in the spirit of the farm. For over 100 years we have been assisting farmers and ranchers, homeowners and organizations grow food. We have the best educational information and research to share to… Read More