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Category: UF/IFAS

Life in space – UF/IFAS faculty awarded three grants for further exploration

The NASA Biological and Physical Sciences Division’s Space Biology Program recently announced 18 grants that will advance our understanding of how living systems respond to life in space. Three of those grants were awarded to UF/IFAS faculty to… Read More

Weed of the week : Ragweed Parthenium

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals to better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida.   The weed of this week is ragweed parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorous). This weed… Read More

Moonflower (Ipomoea alba)

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens   Last night, I counted 15 moonflowers blooming on the fence around the vegetable garden.   The huge white flowers, 6 to 8 inches in diameter, open at sunset and close again in… Read More

EmpowerU trains volunteers to communicate science-based information

A train-the-trainer course (IST #31879) is being offered for UF/IFAS extension agents & faculty interested in experiencing the program and potentially collaborating to teach the program in the future.  EmpowerU is a new program designed to teach extension… Read More

More Days on Pasture: Cool-Season Forage Edition

Finding ways to extend the grazing season is a top priority for livestock producers in the southeast because grown forages are the cheapest source of feed for our livestock. Slipping into fall means cooler weather, shorter days, and… Read More

UF scientists show how long toxins produced by HABs of blue-green algae remain in the air

DAVIE, Fla. — Rivers, lakes, and ponds are recreational destinations for swimming, fishing, boating and more. When cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (cyanoHABs) form releasing toxins into these freshwater systems, there can be harmful impacts to all wildlife and… Read More

Henry Davis: Honoring a legacy of service

Henry P. Davis embodied the 4-H pledge for his community, country and world. Perhaps his character of service was cemented as a young boy when he joined his family constructing cabins at 4-H Camp Timpoochee in Niceville, Florida…. Read More

Graduate Student Highlight: Taylor Darnell

Taylor Darnell is a first year agronomy master’s student studying applied aquatic weed management. As a graduate assistant, Taylor works with the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) where he is currently planning and establishing Hydrilla… Read More

Extending Bloom Time

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green   I was in a local nursery last week looking for some flowering plants to replenish some of my container planters.  I wasn’t alone in my search for some color during this… Read More

Extending Bloom Time

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green   I was in a local nursery last week looking for some flowering plants to replenish some of my container planters.  I wasn’t alone in my search for some color during this… Read More