Category: UF/IFAS

UF researcher offers Floridians tips for surviving country’s worst drought

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Concern is growing among state residents as Florida experiences the worst drought in the country, according the U.S. Drought Monitor. Sixty-six percent of the state is now in a drought, the highest percentage of any… Read More

UF experts suggest ways to save water during drought

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences experts suggest ways to maintain your landscape during this drought, including an irrigation audit and knowing the watering laws in your area. UF/IFAS Extension agents… Read More

UF-developed mandarin shows increased tolerance to greening

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While citrus greening disease has blemished the Florida industry, University of Florida scientists have developed a mandarin hybrid that seems to be winning the battle. Now, researchers are learning what makes this fruit a… Read More

UF study shows “pretty” termites do the most damage

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Termites may be “pretty” in the eyes of a scientist, but don’t let good looks fool you: The prettier termites are more destructive than their uglier counterparts, a University of Florida researcher says. Scientists… Read More

UF study: Cloning insect-fungus duo kills 500 million trees

By: Ellison Langford; Media Contact: Beverly James, 352-273-3566, beverlymjames@ufl.edu   GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Laurel wilt disease has killed as many as half-a-billion trees. And, a new study by a researcher with the University of Florida Institute of Food… Read More