‘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

UF/IFAS Experts: Skip the Roses and Go Straight for the Orchids on Mother’s Day

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — What’s better than roses on Mother’s day? Orchids, which are easier to take care of and can last for years, according to University of Florida experts. Wagner Vendrame, a professor of environmental horticulture at the… Read More

UF Expert Offers Tips on Navigating Mother’s Day as a Stepparent

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Heather Griffith grew up spending alternating weeks at her divorced parents’ homes. But on Mother’s Day, there was no question where she would be: with her mom. “It was never an issue; it was just… Read More

In the Animal Kingdom, Many Ways to Be ‘World’s Best Mom’

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the animal kingdom, motherhood comes in all shapes and sizes — and some versions are downright strange, according to researchers in the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and the Florida… Read More

4-H gave her the courage to step into the unknown; Now, she’s headed to Japan

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Rachel Dowell wouldn’t call herself a risk-taker. But compared to most 16 year olds, she’ll soon be miles ahead — more than 7,000 miles ahead. That’s the distance she’ll travel this July when she leaves… Read More

It’s sea turtle nesting season and you can help

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — People aren’t the only ones headed to Florida’s beaches right now. May 1 marks the official start of the sea turtle nesting season, and beachgoers can take steps to help turtles be successful, said Maia… Read More

UF/IFAS engineer to lead research into environmentally induced migration

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Natural and agricultural disasters can lead to massive human migrations, and a University of Florida scientist will lead a group that will improve our ability to predict the patterns of those movements. Rachata Muneepeerakul, an… Read More