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UF/IFAS Spotlights: The Agricultural Women’s Club, from socials to scholarships

Over its 100-year history, the Agricultural Women’s Club at the University of Florida transformed from a social club for faculty spouses into an organization whose legacy provides scholarships for students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences…. Read More

Caught on tape: UF wildlife researchers repurpose listening device to track poaching

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Above: A margay, a type of small wild cat found in the rainforests of Belize. Getty Images If a poacher shoots a deer in the forest and no one sees it, did it really happen? That is not so… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists to develop methodology for measuring crop evapotranspiration using sensors, drones, artificial intelligence

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The sight of sprinklers running on a rainy day is not uncommon in Florida. The same goes for seeing landscapes scorched by the sun during one of Florida’s sweltering days when irrigation schedules were left… Read More

Scientists work to cut greenhouse gases, one cow burp at a time

The sulfur hexafluoride tracer technique allows scientists to measure the amount of methane emitted from the animal’s mouth and nose

Above: The sulfur hexafluoride tracer technique allows scientists to measure the amount of methane emitted from the animal’s mouth and nose. Photo credit: Nicolas DiLorenzo When you first learn that cows produce methane, a greenhouse gas, you might… Read More

Homeowner’s Handbook updated to prepare Florida residents for disasters

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Hurricanes and natural disasters are nothing new to Floridians, but we are in uncharted territory when we try to manage disasters during a pandemic. That makes making planning for disasters paramount. The second edition of the Homeowner’s Handbook… Read More

COVID-19 risk factors vary by farm workers’ legal status; shows need for tailored measures

As laborers return to the fields this fall in Florida, both unauthorized workers and those authorized to plant and pick crops through a guest worker visa are vulnerable to the coronavirus. In fact, an estimated 75% of Florida… Read More

Hurricane Sally: UF/IFAS research plots destroyed; 4-H Camp Timpoochee loses sea wall

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Hurricane Sally damaged several UF/IFAS facilities and research sites in the Florida Panhandle last week. The teaching, research and outreach activities at these locations support the region’s agricultural and natural resources industries, local residents, families and youth. “All… Read More

UF/IFAS Spotlights: Pauline Lawrence, career entomologist and champion of graduate education

Pauline O. Lawrence As the first black female graduate student and one of fewer than five full time registered female graduate students in Entomology in 1969-72, Pauline Lawrence became keenly aware that field and extension experiences were not… Read More