Category: UF/IFAS Research

UF/IFAS researchers show potential market for locally grown Asian vegetables

Please see caption at end of story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Asian-Americans in three East Coast states, including Florida, yearn for more of their native vegetables, and those crops can be grown in the East, say two University of… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers find 2 virus-carrying mosquito species; 9 new ones in a decade

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences entomologist has found two more non-native mosquito species in Florida that transmit viruses that cause disease in humans and wildlife. That makes nine new mosquito… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher to lead $1 million study to increase global wheat production

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher will lead a nearly $1 million project to increase worldwide wheat yield potential to help feed an anticipated 9.5… Read More

UF/IFAS study: Women earn nearly half the doctorates in ag sciences, but gaining limited stature

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite earning 44 percent of the doctorates in agricultural sciences, women hold just 23 percent of the tenure-track faculty positions at U.S. land-grant institutions, according to a new study led by a research team at… Read More

UF/IFAS early career scientists to use grants to study greening, pests, environmental issues, more

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fifteen early career scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Scientists have been awarded grants to help solve global issues such as thwarting invasive pests, improving… Read More

UF/IFAS survey shows homeowners want incentives to conserve more water

Please see caption at end of story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Homeowners with irrigation systems would use less water if they were offered more incentives, according to a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences report…. Read More

UF/IFAS researcher: Neighborly conversations can help with water conservation

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Your neighbors and peers probably care more about water conservation than one might assume, and that may mean they’re open to some new ideas about using less water, a University of Florida Institute… Read More