Category: UF/IFAS

UF researchers work feverishly to manage south Florida’s biggest threat: Invasive termites

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Subterranean termites cause about $32 billion in damage worldwide. In fact, researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences predict two of the most invasive subterranean termite species will expand their… Read More

UF marks National Invasive Species Week from Feb. 26 to March 2

UF highlights battles against pests during National Invasive Species Awareness Week GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida agriculture loses an estimated $179 million annually to invasive species. This comes as no surprise to researchers with the University of Florida Institute… Read More

UF study shows why termite bait works and how scientists can improve it

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — About 25 years ago, University of Florida scientist Nan-Yao Su set out to develop a bait to kill termites. He came up with Sentricon™ and found it worked better than any other termite-killing method to… Read More

UF/IFAS administrator selected as prestigious Leshner Fellow by AAAS

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Now that the American Association for the Advancement of Science has  selected Roger Kjelgren as a Leshner Fellow, he hopes to increase participation in urban food and water security. Kjelgren, the director of the University… Read More

UF relationship expert offers superhuman advice for power couples for Valentine’s Day

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In the world of comic books, Storm has got it going on. She’s led the X-Men, controls the weather at will, and is considered one of the most powerful mutants in the Marvel Universe. Despite… Read More

UF expert: Military families can thrive with communication, respect

ORLANDO, Fla. – This Valentine’s Day, Mark and Kimberly Brooks  will look fondly back at 35 years of marriage, with most of those years spent moving around the globe to different military bases. Mark, who retired from the… Read More

Could an 8 million-year-old gene help the citrus industry? UF researchers think so

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After 100 years of assertions about the roots of citrus, a global group of scientists – including a University of Florida professor – has traced the evolutionary history of Florida’s signature crop up to 8… Read More