Category: UF/IFAS

UF studies show what some bugs do for love, like sacrificing a leg

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Males of many species must compete for mates, often using body parts scientists call “weapons” to defeat their opponent, survive and in some cases, produce more offspring, University of Florida researchers say. As an example,… Read More

Gardener grows legacy of generosity with special donation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Gardeners seek out the University of Florida IFAS Extension Master Gardener program to expand their love of gardening with a commitment to serve their community. But when the time spent fundraising for the program crowded… Read More

UF assistant professor wins national agronomy award for innovative sugarcane research

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida plant scientist, who has created varieties of sugarcane that are grown across more than 90 percent of Florida and in several Central American countries, has been given a national award for… Read More

UF/IFAS, Tropicana test promising new citrus varieties for greening tolerance

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Grafted orange trees showcased at the 100th anniversary of the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center may give the state’s citrus growers new reason to hope the industry can cope with the citrus greening crisis, UF/IFAS researchers… Read More

UF/IFAS report: Florida’s ag, natural resources industries strengthened post-recession

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New financial figures from Florida’s agricultural and natural resources sector show that the state’s economy continues to rebound from the Great Recession of 2007-2009. In calendar year 2015, Florida’s agricultural, natural resources and food industries… Read More

UF/IFAS-developed sorghum cultivars can produce thousands of gallons of ethanol

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sweet sorghum is not just for breakfast anymore. Although sorghum is a source for table syrup, scientists see a future in which we convert sorghum to biofuel, rather than relying on fossil fuel. That potential… Read More

Workplace diversity, vegetable gardening most popular Extension documents for 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Diversity in the workplace and a Florida vegetable gardening guide top the list of most popular University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension documents from 2017. UF/IFAS stakeholders visited the UF/IFAS Electronic… Read More

A new record: Challenge raises more than 20,000 pounds of peanut butter for the hungry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Spread the cheer and the protein! Some families will get more healthy food to eat, now that Florida Panhandle residents donated a record of more than 20,000 pounds of peanut butter for this year’s UF/IFAS… Read More

UF study: Screen houses may help prevent grapefruit greening

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Grapefruit grows better under screen houses than in unprotected groves because the indoor facilities keep out the insect that causes citrus greening, new University of Florida research shows. Protecting citrus from greening is essential, UF/IFAS… Read More