Category: Agriculture

UF Extension gives tips on how to protect livestock during hurricane

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  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While Florida residents scramble to prepare for Hurricane Irma, agriculture operators are working to make sure their livestock survive the storm. Agents with University of Florida IFAS Extension offer advice on how to safeguard… Read More

UF world leader in soil, water science to receive international award

By Robin Koestoyo Media Contact: Beverly James, 352-273-3566, beverlymjames@ufl.edu   FORT PIERCE, Fla.— University of Florida professor Zhenli He will receive an international honor for outstanding research contributions to his native China. The Kingenta Agricultural Science award is… 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

UF researcher: Nearly $1 million grant will help struggling blue crab industry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A researcher at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences wants to study the blue crab and a viral pathogen that infects it. Now, a nearly $1 million grant from the National… Read More

Ronald Cave named director of UF/IFAS Indian River research facility

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — An entomologist recognized internationally as a specialist in biological control of insect pests has been named director of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Indian River Research and Education Center…. Read More

Former UF professor, director wins national award for philanthropy

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Wayne Smith, a longtime supporter of the University of Florida and professor emeritus, has been awarded the Ruby C. McSwain Outstanding Philanthropist award by the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association. The award recognizes an… Read More