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Category: UF/IFAS Research

UF/IFAS scientists tapped to join national research effort advancing phosphorus sustainability, funded by NSF

Two University of Florida scientists have joined a national research effort to promote phosphorus sustainability across the United States. Together they will work under the funding auspices of the National Science Foundation-Science and Technology Center… Read More

UF/IFAS scientist reaches turning point on palm disease research

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Lethal yellowing (LY) and lethal bronzing (LB) have had devastating effects on palm trees across landscapes and nurseries throughout Florida and the Caribbean. University of Florida scientists at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences… Read More

UF research provides insight to equine metabolic syndrome

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Equine metabolic syndrome, a common equine condition, often proves difficult for veterinarians to diagnose and treat. Recent UF/IFAS research into genetic factors contributing to the disease provides guidance on how to manage horses so owners… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers explain science behind genetically modified mosquitoes

For the first time in United States history, the experimental use of genetically modified mosquitoes is taking place in the Florida Keys through Spring 2022. The pilot projects involve the permitted release of adult Aedes aegypti,… Read More

Breast milk of mothers who received COVID-19 vaccine contains antibodies that fight illness

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The breast milk of lactating mothers vaccinated against COVID-19 contains a significant supply of antibodies that may help protect nursing infants from the illness, according to new research from the University of Florida. For the… Read More

Voices of UF/IFAS: Ziynet Boz

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Name: Ziynet Boz Position: Assistant Professor Hometown: Mersin, Turkey Years with UF/IFAS: 8 months since I started my position. I completed my Ph.D. here at the ABE department between 2013-2017 as a Fulbright scholar and… Read More

Hemp flowering behavior research provides further guidance for Florida growers

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New UF/IFAS research suggests Florida growers must carefully select hemp varieties and factor the length of a given day when scheduling when to plant. Understanding hemp flowering behavior, or how it responds to light and… Read More

UF professor recognized for a career of accomplishment

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — Fred G. Gmitter, Jr., professor of horticulture and citrus breeder at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Citrus Research and Education Center, has been recognized as a… Read More

Majority of Florida mosquito species are understudied, UF/IFAS survey illustrates

image - UF/IFAS FMEL undergraduate student Ahsley Malcolm conducts mosquito collection in the field for the survey.

There are 66 Florida mosquito control districts that suppress mosquito species populations by using integrated mosquito control methods. A survey of the Sunshine State’s mosquito control districts has shed light on a variety of species… Read More