Tag: IFAS

UF/IFAS County Extension director: Be ready to provide information for FEMA aid

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hundreds of residents are lining up for assistance from FEMA now that Hurricane Irma has come and gone. But, many may be turned away for not having proper documentation or information. “We want to… Read More

UF expert offers tips on tending to mental health after a hurricane

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  While residents are cleaning up after Hurricane Irma, and many are still without electricity and clean water, it is not unexpected that some are starting to show symptoms of stress. Heidi Radunovich, a psychologist with the University… Read More

Avoiding foodborne illness during hurricane season

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  by Tom Nordlie Protect your family from foodborne illness during hurricane season by following research-based guidelines and common sense, urges a University of Florida food safety expert. As part of Hurricane Irma recovery, take steps to ensure… Read More

UF students, faculty among hundreds who replanted blueberry bushes damaged by storm

DADE CITY, Fla. — More than 200 volunteers from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the community gathered on a hot, windy Saturday to replant thousands of blueberry bushes at Pasco County’s Frogmore… Read More

Irma is gone, now what? UF experts offer help with safety, insurance

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Now that Hurricane Irma has wreaked havoc and destruction, residents may be wondering what to do first. Angela Lindsey, the UF/IFAS Extension representative for the Extension Disaster Education Network, offers tips on how to… Read More

UF Extension director offers tips on getting post-hurricane help

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hurricane Irma has done her worst, and now residents are left to pick up the pieces. But, help is available if residents act quickly, said Gene McAvoy, University of Florida IFAS Extension Hendry County… Read More

No flowers? No problem. UF study shows bees have other ways of finding sugar

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — What’s a bee to do when there are very few flowers available and it needs a sugar fix? Wild bees may be responding to climate change and urban expansion by relying on insects to get… Read More

DPM in Ecuador – The Complete Experience

Here’s an exclusive blog about the students’ experience in Ecuador! Day 1: We visited CIP (Center Internacional de la Papa), a potato research and breeding facility. We learned about Agri-food system for potato, looked at food security, marketability,… Read More