Category: UF/IFAS Extension

The sound of success! UF helps residents rid yards of coral ardisia

By Susan Gildersleeve GAINESVILLE, Fla. – When a weed is completely uprooted, the sound it makes is distinctive and satisfying: audible proof that, thanks to your effort, a noxious plant has just released its grip on the soil…. Read More

UF researcher: Toxic Cane toad can kill your pet

By: Sheila Marie Shaw Media Contact: Beverly James, 352-273-3566, beverlymjames@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. – That croaking you hear at night might not be your run-of-the-mill frog. In fact, it might even be one deadly enough to kill your dog…. Read More

UF researchers work feverishly to manage south Florida’s biggest threat: Invasive termites

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Subterranean termites cause about $32 billion in damage worldwide. In fact, researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences predict two of the most invasive subterranean termite species will expand their… Read More

UF marks National Invasive Species Week from Feb. 26 to March 2

UF highlights battles against pests during National Invasive Species Awareness Week GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida agriculture loses an estimated $179 million annually to invasive species. This comes as no surprise to researchers with the University of Florida Institute… Read More

UF relationship expert offers superhuman advice for power couples for Valentine’s Day

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In the world of comic books, Storm has got it going on. She’s led the X-Men, controls the weather at will, and is considered one of the most powerful mutants in the Marvel Universe. Despite… Read More

UF expert: Military families can thrive with communication, respect

ORLANDO, Fla. – This Valentine’s Day, Mark and Kimberly Brooks  will look fondly back at 35 years of marriage, with most of those years spent moving around the globe to different military bases. Mark, who retired from the… Read More