Category: UF/IFAS Research

Screwworm life cycle and habits contribute to insect’s threat, UF experts say

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida residents curious or skeptical about the threat posed by the parasitic screwworm fly Cochliomiya hominivorax can rest assured the insect merits all the attention it has received after an outbreak was detected in the… Read More

UF/IFAS-based PINEMAP project earns national award from USDA

Caption: PINEMAP principal investigator Tim Martin, right, accepts congratulations from Sonny Ramaswamy, director of the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, at the NIFA Partnership Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. (Photo courtesy of USDA-NIFA)… Read More

‘Come home’ to UF-UF/IFAS Agriculture and Gardening Day, Oct. 15

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Agriculture and natural resources interests are invited to come home to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and see some informative exhibits during Agriculture and Gardening Day Oct. 15, outside The… Read More

UF/IFAS study: Good tree care should yield environmental benefits

Please see caption below the story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Trees shade our homes and help clean the air of our cities. However, their production in the nursery and maintenance in the landscape requires energy and material resources. Some… Read More

UF/IFAS study: Sweet Sensation® ‘Florida127’ strawberry lives up to its name

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Growers in Florida’s $300 million-a-year strawberry industry now have proof that the latest UF/IFAS-bred variety lasts longer on the shelf and tastes sweeter than two UF/IFAS cultivars, making it more… Read More

UF/IFAS report: Florida agriculture, natural resources employment up 29 percent in 13 years

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — About 1.56 million people worked full- or part-time in agriculture, natural resources and food industries in 2014, an increase of about 40,000 workers from 2013, and nearly 29 percent from 2001, according to a new… Read More