A new record: Challenge raises more than 20,000 pounds of peanut butter for the hungry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Spread the cheer and the protein! Some families will get more healthy food to eat, now that Florida Panhandle residents donated a record of more than 20,000 pounds of peanut butter for this year’s UF/IFAS… Read More

UF study: Screen houses may help prevent grapefruit greening

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Grapefruit grows better under screen houses than in unprotected groves because the indoor facilities keep out the insect that causes citrus greening, new University of Florida research shows. Protecting citrus from greening is essential, UF/IFAS… Read More

UF study: Farm to School program boosts fruit, veggie intake

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s one thing to offer students fruits and vegetables for school lunch; it’s another for them to actually eat them. Children who attend schools with Farm to School programs eat more fruits and vegetables, new… Read More

UF expert: Are you ready to get engaged during the holidays?

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Cooler weather, twinkling lights and presents under a tree can mean only one thing to those in love: It’s the holiday season and maybe, just maybe, the perfect time to put a ring on it…. Read More

Annual poinsettia sale hosted by UF student organization is an experiential learning model for other universities

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Each December, the undergraduate environmental horticulture club in the University of Florida IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) hosts its highly-anticipated poinsettia sale. This year, the 21st annual poinsettia sale will be Dec…. Read More

UF study: Bird evolves to keep up with invasive prey

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The federally endangered bird, the snail kite, was faced with an interesting dilemma: The island apple snail was good to eat, but about two to five times bigger than the native snail that the bird… Read More

At 100th anniversary, CREC director touts progress toward disease-resistant varieties

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As more than 500 people gathered Wednesday at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center to celebrate the facility’s 100-year anniversary, they commemorated many longstanding partnerships between UF/IFAS and citrus growers. They also learned about… Read More