Category: UF/IFAS

UF/IFAS researchers blame cold for fish kills, offer suggestions

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Cold weather is killing fish in northern and Central Florida counties, according to University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers, who are also offering some solutions. “In an aquaculture operation, farmers can… Read More

Two with UF/IFAS ties to be inducted into Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — One spent his career bringing research-based data from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences to Florida’s farmers; the other spent his career planting trees and protecting forests. Two inductees into the… Read More

UF/IFAS rethinking forest protection; hosts UN expert as lecturer

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With trees, we enjoy healthier air, shade, a way to store carbon, economic opportunities and much more. Without them, we could wind up with a devastated ecosystem and much lost revenue, University of Florida Institute… Read More

UF to tackle water issues, challenges at annual symposium on Feb. 6, 7

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Water—how much we have, its quality and how we use it – is the one issue that touches every Florida resident and community. Scientists from North America will gather at the University of Florida to… Read More

UF study: Mosquitoes can lead researchers to elusive Burmese Python

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Burmese pythons may be big and scary, but they are hard to find. Now, researchers can enlist the aid of mosquitoes to find the invasive snake in south Florida, according to a study by a… Read More

Florida Ag Policy Conference to help growers deal with the ever-changing global economy

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In light of the competitive and dynamic global economy, experts from UF/IFAS and other organizations will share knowledge about how to deal with pressures facing growers in Florida at the third annual Florida Agricultural Policy… Read More

UF students win grants for projects that aid farmers in developing countries

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida graduate students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences were awarded seven grants for projects that help farmers in developing countries address horticultural marketing and production. The University of Florida is… Read More

Scientists help UF/IFAS predict where to grow food worldwide

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers from across the globe — including some from the University of Florida — are improving a UF/IFAS-designed software system developed to help feed the world. More than 30 scientists came to UF this month… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher: experimental crop bed design survived Hurricane Irma

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While producers and growers across Florida lost some, if not all, of their crops due to Hurricane Irma, a University of Florida researcher saw his experimental bedding survive the storm. “We were testing for flooding,… Read More

Root biologist joins UF fight against citrus greening

By Robin Koestoyo FORT PIERCE, Fla.— An inventive fruit tree researcher has joined the University of Florida IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center. Lorenzo Rossi is the center’s first-ever root biology professor and will support the university’s… Read More