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Category: UF/IFAS

New UF Extension Agent in Highlands County Eager to Work with Growers

LAKE ALFRED, FL – Lourdes Pérez Cordero did not grow up in a citrus-growing family, but you wouldn’t know that after meeting her. Pérez, who recently started her position as the University of Florida Institute… Read More

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

Veteran Florida Sea Grant agent takes new role as liaison at federal level

A veteran Florida Sea Grant UF/IFAS Extension agent will now work in a larger role to help mitigate harmful algal blooms nationwide. For 17 years as an Extension agent, Betty Staugler has been based at… 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

Longtime director of Tropical Aquaculture Lab earns national recognition

RUSKIN, Fla. — Craig Watson started his aquaculture career early. At 16, he started working on a tropical fish farm in Miami. Eventually, while attending Florida State University, Watson worked at an aquarium and tropical… Read More