Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Crested floatingheart: The lovely looking lily-like plant that clogs canals

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While the crested floatingheart can help beautify an aquarium or a water garden, it clogs canals and slows drainage, particularly during heavy rains. “It’s really attractive. It looks like a water… Read More

UF researchers try to reduce barotrauma deaths for deep-sea fish and sustain industry

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most recreational anglers who target deep-water reef fish in Florida recognize barotrauma symptoms, and University of Florida researchers think they can teach the other 30 percent to help save the fish…. Read More

Peaches more marketable to younger people, but everyone wants the fruit to melt in their mouth

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Young consumers are more likely to buy peaches than older people, and those 18- to 24-year-olds prefer crisp, firm peaches with good flavor, a new University of Florida study shows. In fact, people aged… Read More

UF/IFAS landscape management researcher named Early Career Scientist by global tree group

Andrew Koeser GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A UF/IFAS scientist, who has helped design a tree risk-management app and is co-writing tree identification books, has been named as a co-recipient of the International Society of Arboriculture’s Early Career Scientist Award…. Read More

Florida’s agriculture-related employment up 8.7 percent

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — About 1.52 million people worked full- or part-time in Florida’s agriculture, natural resources and food industries in 2013, an 8.7 percent increase in jobs over 2012, according to a new UF/IFAS… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists warn of pharmaceutical peril for aquatic organisms in urban rivers

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — River beds in urban areas worldwide store pharmaceuticals, and University of Florida scientists warn they can pose a potential environmental danger to aquatic organisms. UF/IFAS Post-Doctoral Researcher Yun-Ya Yang conducted a… Read More