Category: Work & Life

UF, Buckeye dedicate ethanol production facility in Perry

Caption at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Many building dedications feature a ribbon-cutting; this one included a front-end loader ceremoniously dumping a scoopful of pulverized sugarcane stalks. It was an appropriate way to mark… Read More

UF researchers develop first method to accurately measure zinc in humans

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Zinc is an essential nutrient, but until now, there has not been an effective way to measure it in our bodies, say University of Florida researchers. The… Read More

Under lab conditions, Salmonella can reach tomato fruits through leaves, IFAS study shows

Caption at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Food-safety experts have long believed that Salmonella bacteria could only enter tomatoes through wounds in the stem or fruit — but a new University of Florida laboratory… Read More

To develop pine-based biofuels, UF research team receives $6.3 million federal grant

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. A University of Florida-led research team has won a three-year, $6.3 million grant to develop genetically improved loblolly pine trees that yield greater amounts of terpene biofuels for transportation fuels…. Read More

UF review suggests new approaches needed if biological control of termites to succeed

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It sounds like a pest control technician’s dream come true—eradicating hard-to-reach underground termite colonies by introducing small quantities of a pathogen or parasite, a practice called… Read More

UF researcher reduces allergens in peanuts using pulsed light

Multimedia available: http://news.ufl.edu/2011/06/08/peanut-allergen-multimedia/ Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida researcher has developed a new technique to make peanuts safer for people with peanut allergies. Wade Yang, an assistant professor… Read More

Charles Steinmetz Hall dedication

  Stand-alone photo. Click here for high-resolution image Charles Steinmetz, a retired pest management company owner, addresses the audience at a ceremony to rename the University of Florida’s entomology and nematology department building, at the UF main campus… Read More

Teresa Balser appointed dean of UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Wisconsin-Madison administrator has been selected as dean of the University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UF officials announced today. Teresa Balser,… Read More