Category: UF/IFAS

UF/IFAS-Developed $50 Device May Help Multibillion Forest Industry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — By developing a simple, $50 trap, University of Florida scientists can gather spores from a pathogen of pine trees and hopefully help prevent diseases from causing more harm to the multibillion-a-year forest industry. Millions of… Read More

UF/IFAS Forestry Student to Study Beetles during UN Internship

By Kim Scotto GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences doctoral student, who is passionate about solving problems in forest health on a global scale, will spend three months as an… Read More

UF/IFAS Study Illustrates Value Floridians, Others Place on Springs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thousands of people take the cool plunge into one or more of Florida’s 1,000-plus springs each year, and each person derives $20 to $43 in recreational value beyond their travel expenses per visit, a new… Read More

UF Study: Large Termite Colonies Less Vulnerable to Sprays Than Baits

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Liquid sprays don’t control large subterranean termite colonies as well as baits, giving more credence to the benefits of baits as a way to minimize the bugs’ damage to structures, a new University of Florida… Read More

Crayfish Personalities May Be Key to Understanding Water Ecosystems

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Just like people come in different personalities, animals vary in their behavior. For example, some crayfish can be shier while others are bolder, a University of Florida scientist says. While crayfish are known as those… Read More

UF Industrial hemp program promotes industrial partnerships to grow

By Ruth Borger GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s pilot research program to explore the potential to grow industrial hemp across the state is advancing, with the engagement of an inaugural private partner. The initiative was supported… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension District Director Advances Mission of Serving

By Robin Koestoyo   GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Foresight is a gift leaders use to advance organizational missions. Anita Neal has for more than two decades led the development of new programs that save money for homeowners and nursery… Read More