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UF/IFAS connects small scale growers with post-Covid-19 digital marketing options

Highlights Marketing in the digital era and post-Covid-19 has presented growers with new challenges that can be turned into opportunities. A new program led by University of Florida researchers, faculty and Extension agents is bringing… Read More

New director takes lifetime work in Ag, 4-H to the next level at UF/IFAS Extension Highlands County

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) welcomes Ashley Houpe-King Gill as its new director of UF/IFAS Extension Highlands County. With an extensive background in 4-H, agriculture, human services, marriage and… Read More

From family farm to studying stone fruit, UF professor edits new pomegranate book

Growing up in Iran, Ali Sarkshosh worked on the family’s pomegranate farm, which has thrived for four generations. Later, at the University of Tehran, Sarkhosh wrote both his master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation on pomegranate… Read More

Learn how to start, maintain a fresh herb garden from UF/IFAS experts

The next “Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE!” will discuss growing culinary herbs. The next event is live on May 13 at 1 p.m. Eastern, noon Central. Recordings are posted afterward at tinyurl.com/GardeningLive. Zoom requires pre-registration,… Read More

New UF research sets stage for development of salmonella vaccine

Researchers' rendering of exosomes

Worldwide, there are more than 95 million salmonella infections each year, with 1.35 million occurring in the United States. There is no effective human vaccine for this common germ. Researchers with the University of Florida… Read More

UF scientists find new evidence linking gut bacteria and neurodegenerative conditions

New research establishes, for the first time, a link between specific bacteria species and physical manifestations of neurodegenerative diseases. The scientists introduced specific bacteria into 1-millimeter-long worm called C. elegans, and the worms developed signs… Read More

UF/IFAS, Australia formalize to collaborate on fruit, crop research

image -Alan Chambers - vanilla cultivars at TREC

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and Northern Territory of Australia have signed a memorandum of understanding. At the core of the agreement is the exchange of technical expertise among… Read More

From yellowed broccoli to mushy avocados: How UF scientists are using AI to cut food waste, loss

Sliced avocado

Spoiled produce is a problem for both consumers and the food transportation industry and has environmental impacts as well. About 40% of all food produced is wasted, and a significant portion of that waste happens… Read More