Category: UF/IFAS

UF/IFAS Researcher to Experiment With Algae in Space

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida scientist will use the International Space Station to see if algae can help recycle carbon dioxide and eventually be used to help make plastics, resins and even food. Initially, researchers want… Read More

UF/IFAS Hopes to Grow Vanilla, Meet Consumer Demand

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For dessert, how about a scoop of ice cream flavored with vanilla from Florida’s farmers? Because so many consumers enjoy vanilla, University of Florida scientists hope to help Florida farmers grow the bean. Consumers have… Read More

‘Got Milk?’: UF Experts Provide Facts, Tips for National Dairy Month

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “Milk Does a Body Good” is not just an advertising slogan. It’s a way to get people to drink the dairy product, because it offers so many nutrients, says a University of Florida expert. But… Read More

‘Avoidance Behavior’ Helps Species Survive on Land and Sea

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Ewww. You don’t want anyone coughing on you. It makes you recoil and cover your nose and mouth. Turns out, land animals and marine life also feel a sense of “gross” and use their own… Read More

UF Survey: Homeowners Want to Keep Their Lawns Lush and Conserve Water

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Homeowners who irrigate want a beautiful lawn, and they’re more than willing to conserve water, a new University of Florida survey shows. It’s not a matter of a lush lawn versus saving a precious commodity…. Read More

UF/IFAS Researchers Will Try to Educate Public on Genetically Edited Food

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Genetic improvement of food crops sometimes gets a bad rap, but University of Florida researchers plan to educate consumers so they can make more informed decisions at the grocery store. To help combat misinformation, four… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Bay County Hosts Invasive Species Workshop June 6

WHO:             University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Bay County. WHAT:          Air Potato Challenge and Species Awareness workshop. The event will include exhibits, and distribution of air potato leaf beetles. WHERE:       2728 E…. Read More

UF/IFAS Researchers May Use Fungi to Control Deadly Crop Disease

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A group of fungi might fight a disease that’s dangerous to tomatoes and specialty crops. University of Florida scientists hope to develop this biological strategy as they add to growers’ tools to help control Fusarium… Read More