Category: UF/IFAS

$3.5 Million USDA Grant Could Help Florida’s Grapefruit Industry

By Robin Koestoyo FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Florida’s grapefruit industry, devastated by citrus greening, may find hope in four ½-acre white-mesh screenhouses in a research field in Fort Pierce thanks to a $3.5 million grant from the U.S…. Read More

UF Names New Coordinator for Florida Project Learning Tree

By Kim Scotto   GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation welcomes a new coordinator for a program that uses the forest as a window on the world for educators. Jessica… Read More

Essential Mosquito Control Tips

Essential Mosquito Control Tips for Homeowners Click on picture below to view official flyer on Tips    

Wakulla County 4-H School Supply Donation Drive

    SCHOOL SUPPLIES Donation Drive WHEN: October 24th – November 9th WHO: Bay                Gulf              Liberty Calhoun          Holmes       … Read More

Kaolin Clay May Be Viable Option to Protect Citrus Trees from Asian Citrus Psyllid, UF/IFAS Researchers Say

By Tom Nordlie GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida citrus growers have begun taking notice of kaolin clay, a powdery white compound, because it can cause Asian citrus psyllids to “not take notice” of their groves. Long used to protect… Read More

Subterranean Termites Farm Beneficial Bacteria From Their Fecal Nests

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hungry Formosan termites farm antibiotics from their homes, which they make from their own recycled fecal waste, new University of Florida research shows. These beneficial bacteria make the destructive bugs immune to natural control methods…. Read More

“Peanut Butter for the Panhandle”

Wakulla 4-H Hurricane Relief Efforts A few weeks ago, members of Wakulla 4-H were preparing to win the 2018 Peanut Butter Challenge. After October 10, Wakulla 4-H members jumped into hurricane relief efforts and the annual peanut butter… Read More

“Peanut Butter for the Panhandle”

Wakulla 4-H Hurricane Relief Efforts A few weeks ago, members of Wakulla 4-H were preparing to win the 2018 Peanut Butter Challenge. After October 10, Wakulla 4-H members jumped into hurricane relief efforts and the annual peanut butter… Read More

“Peanut Butter for the Panhandle”

Wakulla 4-H Hurricane Relief Efforts A few weeks ago, members of Wakulla 4-H were preparing to win the 2018 Peanut Butter Challenge. After October 10, Wakulla 4-H members jumped into hurricane relief efforts and the annual peanut butter… Read More

Laser Technology May Be a Key to Rehabilitating Greening-Diseased Citrus Trees

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida scientist hopes to improve on laser technology to enhance the efficiency of spray solutions aimed at restoring vitality to greening-affected citrus trees and reducing amounts of chemicals applied. With the updated… Read More