Category: UF/IFAS

UF Researchers to Breed a New Variety of Florida-Friendly Hops

APOPKA, Fla. – Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have been awarded a two-year grant for $194,000 to breed varieties of hops that can grow in Florida. The researchers, based at the… Read More

Evolution of Symbiotic Organs Helps Squids, Other Animals Survive  

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Animals need microbes to survive and thrive, and many organisms have evolved mutually beneficial organs to house these microbes, said a University of Florida scientist. Scientists call the relationship between these organs “symbiotic” because they… Read More

MASTER GARDENER TRAINING FOR 2019

By: Les Harrison Thank you for your interest in the 2019 Florida Master Gardener Program The course will be offered beginning January 17, 2019 for the 15 weekly classes. The deadline for registration is January 17, 2019. Your… Read More

Cool Caladiums

Many of my friends are crazy about caladiums. I’m not much for foliage plants; if it doesn’t flower or fruit, why bother? But after seeing the range of sizes and colors that can sizzle in a shady corner,… Read More

Former UF/IFAS Extension Director, CALS Alumnus Tim Hurner Inducted into Florida Citrus Hall of Fame

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – G. Tim Hurner Jr. remembers many weekends picking oranges and grapefruits at his grandfather’s farm in Pasco County. As a young boy, barely able to reach the bottom of trees, Hurner became smitten with citrus…. Read More