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Tag: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Want to help insects? Create flower ‘billboards’ in your landscape, new research says

Insect populations are declining. New research from University of Florida gives homeowners new guidance on how to maximize their landscape’s benefit to insects. Grouping flowering plant species together in a mass of color creates a “billboard” for insects… Read More

UF CALS students honored with annual awards

By: Meredith Oglesby, 352-392-1963, moglesby1@ufl.edu Media Contact: Jarred Shellhouse, 352-392-1963, jshellhouse@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Students in the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) were recognized for their accomplishments and successes during the college celebrations held throughout… Read More

UF Faculty and Staff Recognized for Outstanding Teaching and Advising

By: Meredith Oglesby, 352-392-1963, moglesby1@ufl.edu Media Contact: Jarred Shellhouse, 352-392-1963, jshellhouse@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Traditionally, the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) hosts an annual scholarship and leadership awards banquet to celebrate the successes of the… Read More

As peach harvest begins, UF scientists find rootstocks that survive flooding

As you bite into a peach, remember farmers are harvesting the fruit this month and next in Florida. Those growers and University of Florida scientists are always concerned about flooding because it can damage peach trees permanently and… Read More

UF scientists help wildlife parks mobilize against poaching

Illegal poaching is a threat to wildlife conservation around the world. Park rangers can combat poaching, but they can be used more strategically. UF researchers have developed tools to help park managers use ranger patrols more efficiently at… Read More

UF Agricultural and Biological Engineering Graduate Program Rises to No. 3 by U.S. News & World Report

Image above taken prior to national guidelines of face coverings and social distancing. By Meredith Oglesby Media contact: Samantha Murray, 949-735-1076, grenrosa@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida agricultural and biological engineering graduate program is one of… Read More

UF researchers use AI datasets to track feral pigs, minimize disease risk

Feral pigs cost the agriculture industry at least $1.5 billion in damage, disease and control costs around the United States annually, running rampant on large swaths of grazing lands. The swine root in soil and eat most everything… Read More

UF food and resource economics faculty, alumna recognized for impact in field

Two faculty members and one alumna from the University of Florida/IFAS food and resource economics department received national awards at the annual Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA) conference this week. Lisa House, Misti Sharp and Yiwen Zhao were… Read More

New growth chamber facility on UF campus investment in Florida agriculture

A new plant science facility has opened on the main UF campus in Gainesville. The UF/IFAS Growth Chamber Facility will help faculty and students study how changes in climate may impact Florida agriculture. The facility contains 15 growth… Read More