Category: UF/IFAS Research

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

UF/IFAS study documents nutritional risk in Florida’s older adults

Please see caption at bottom of story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Older adults who eat at congregate meal-serving sites may come to the meals with significant nutritional deficits, according to a new study by a researcher at the University… Read More

Veteran UF/IFAS economist named interim director of UF/IFAS Tropical REC

Edward “Gilly” Evans GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Edward “Gilly” Evans, a longtime agricultural economist at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Tropical Research and Education Center, has been named interim director of the center as… Read More

UF/IFAS study: People who know about genetically modified food agree with science: They’re safe

Brandon McFadden GAINESVILLE, Fla. — People who know a lot about genetically modified foods are inclined to agree with the scientific consensus that such foods are safe to eat. But, those who know plenty about global warming are… Read More

UF/IFAS imaging system can detect citrus greening before symptoms show

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A time-lapse polarized imaging system may help citrus growers detect greening before the plant’s leaves show symptoms, which should help growers as they try to fend off the deadly disease, a new University of Florida… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher hopes to bolster pollinators, reduce water use, other inputs on golf courses

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This spring, a handful of golf courses in Florida will become a little more “green,” thanks to a new project led by a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension specialist and… Read More