Category: UF/IFAS

UF/IFAS experts: Hire a certified tree inspector before hurricane season

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Even a Category 1 hurricane – with winds at 74 to 95 mph — can snap trees, so find a certified arborist before hurricane season, a University of Florida landscape specialist says. To make sure… Read More

UF Offers Tips on Preparing Your Home, Family for a Hurricane

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – As hurricane season approaches, residents should take the time now to prepare their homes for storms, said a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension faculty member. According to UF/IFAS Extension Highlands… Read More

Course on Beneficial Fungi Popular Among Many, Especially Organic farmers

WHO: Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. WHAT: UF/IFAS teaches a course called “Applications and Analyses of Mycorrhizal Associations,” a class that’s particularly popular with organic farmers. Course participants learn how to use… Read More

UF/IFAS Researchers Hope Better Technology Produces Less Costly Ethanol

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists wondered how cheaply fuel ethanol can be made from inedible plant material – called biomass – using currently available technology. Their goal is to make this form of ethanol less expensively… Read More

UF Student Receives Prestigious Mass Media Fellowship for Science Communication

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – From Himalayan peaks through the red-rock trails of Utah to the murky mysteries of Florida waterways, University of Florida student Joan Meiners’ constant companion on these adventures is her journal and pen. This summer, Meiners… Read More

Florida cattleman donates cow to UF’s campus food pantry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – At the University of Florida, 16 percent of those who visited the on-campus Alan and Cathy Hitchcock Field and Fork pantry mentioned the service was their sole source of food when they needed temporary assistance…. Read More

IFAS/CALS Faculty Earn Top Mentoring, Teaching Awards from UF

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida honored two Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) faculty with university-wide teaching and mentorship awards at a ceremony held April 11. Shirley Baker, associate professor in the UF/IFAS School of… Read More

‘Infectious interest in horticulture’ helps earn UF/IFAS professor top honor

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida environmental horticulture professor Sandra Wilson loves to teach, but just as importantly, she loves to hear about the successes of her former students. They find employment in their field. They get married…. Read More