Category: Conservation

UF/IFAS research finds ways to save water, strawberries and money during cold temps

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s strawberry producers must protect their multimillion-dollar annual crop from freeze damage. Traditional methods involve constant spraying of water during a cold snap. Growers are looking for ways to use less… Read More

UF/IFAS Fort Pierce quarantine facility successfully battles invasive species

Caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida officials expressed thanks Monday for the $180,000 increase in the state budget that’s slated for the quarantine research facility at the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center in Fort… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists study how, why butterflies survive fires

See caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Deciding how often and when to use prescribed fire can be tricky, especially when managing for rare butterflies, University of Florida scientists say. That realization stems from a UF Institute of Food… Read More

UF/IFAS study: New information changes few opinions on GMOs, global warming

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — First impressions are important. So much so that even armed with new information, many people won’t change their minds about genetically modified foods and global warming, a new University of Florida study shows. In fact,… Read More

Gulf oil spill specialist more than getting her feet wet

link to video: https://youtu.be/6HAVS5ex8tU GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As Florida Sea Grant’s new Gulf oil spill research Extension specialist, Monica Wilson translates oil spill science to Gulf Coast residents and stakeholders. Her audiences include commercial, recreational and for-hire fishermen,… Read More

UF/IFAS scientist uses special fertilizer to keep palms, soil and water healthy

Tim Broschat GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida scientist has developed a fertilizer for palm trees that should keep them healthy and reduce water pollution. Environmental horticulture Professor Tim Broschat found that applying a palm fertilizer with… Read More