Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Valentine’s Day means more than roses; UF/IFAS breeds, suggests other plants to give

Please see caption at end of story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A plant always makes for a nice gesture on Valentine’s Day, and University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers are breeding flora that may emit… Read More

UF/IFAS faculty lead contest that connects insects, art

Video available at: http://bit.ly/2jveL0r GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Insects and art intersect in a unique campus-wide sculpture and animation contest organized by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences entomologists. In a project called “Insects Alive,” Andrea… Read More

UF/IFAS Citrus REC starts centennial celebration

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nearly a century ago, a group of Polk County citrus growers raised about $14,000 to buy land for a research station. Now, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will celebrate the… Read More

UF/IFAS study: Voters want to preserve forests, water

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Voters are likely to approve referenda for forest and water conservation in the eastern United States, including Florida, because demand for ecosystem protection is increasing, according to a new University of Florida Institute of Food… Read More

UF/IFAS model delivers growers severe weather data specific to their farms

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Farmers can now learn about the probability of extreme weather events on their farm before the growing season so they can more appropriately plan agricultural practices such as when to… Read More