Category: UF/IFAS

Agricultural and coastal assessment – Updates from the field

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This page features agricultural and coastal assessment updates from UF/IFAS experts throughout the state. Bridget Stice, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County agent – Sept. 13 “I visited several ranches today. Thankfully, the destruction from Irma was minimal, considering. There is… Read More

UF staff track thousands of buildings during, after hurricane

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  Sure, you have to worry about your home during Hurricane Irma, wondering if the roof will suffer damage, or the siding will be ripped off. But imagine worrying about 1,298 buildings during the storm? That job falls… Read More

UF/IFAS students drive toward Irma’s path to protect citrus experiment

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some University of Florida students are heading right into the thick of the projected path of Hurricane Irma to collect citrus tree samples as part of an ongoing experiment on citrus greening. As Hurricane Irma… Read More

UF Extension gives tips on how to protect livestock during hurricane

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  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While Florida residents scramble to prepare for Hurricane Irma, agriculture operators are working to make sure their livestock survive the storm. Agents with University of Florida IFAS Extension offer advice on how to safeguard… Read More

UF expert: Keep healthy eating in mind when preparing for hurricanes

By Tom Nordlie Media Contact: Beverly James, 352-273-3566, beverlymjames@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Last-minute grocery shoppers should keep healthy eating in mind when preparing for Hurricane Irma, says a nutrition expert with the University of Florida Institute of Food… Read More

UF world leader in soil, water science to receive international award

By Robin Koestoyo Media Contact: Beverly James, 352-273-3566, beverlymjames@ufl.edu   FORT PIERCE, Fla.— University of Florida professor Zhenli He will receive an international honor for outstanding research contributions to his native China. The Kingenta Agricultural Science award is… Read More

Su named UF Foundation Term Professor for outstanding termite research

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nan-Yao Su, a globally recognized entomologist who invented the technology behind the termite-baiting system Sentricon®, has won a University of Florida Foundation Term Professorship. Su is one of just two faculty members from UF to… Read More

Study shows fungal infections reduce frogs’ tolerance of heat

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fungal diseases are increasing in animals, which might have serious consequences for wildlife living in a hotter world, said a University of Florida scientist. A new study published in the international journal Scientific Reports shows… Read More