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UF/IFAS Citrus Packinghouse Day returns as in-person event for 2021

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — UF/IFAS will host the annual Citrus Packinghouse Day on August 26, a free event featuring workshops and seminars for industry professionals interested in the latest information on interstate and export regulations,… Read More

Not acting like themselves: Antidepressants in environment alter crayfish behavior, study finds

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Low levels of antidepressants are found in many water bodies, so animals like crayfish are often exposed to trace amounts of these drugs The researchers found that crayfish exposed to low levels of antidepressant medication… Read More

Assessment tool shows 33 aquatic species worldwide pose ‘very high risk’ of invasion

RUSKIN, Fla. — A global risk-assessment tool shows 33 nonnative aquatic species worldwide pose a “very high risk” of becoming invasive in current and future climate conditions. “These species readily establish, spread and have severe… Read More

National NIFA and HUD webinar shares UF/IFAS Extension Homeflow program

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UF/IFAS Extension agents will present Homeflow, a program that teaches families how to build healthy relationships, maintain their home and establish financial safety on an upcoming national webinar. The program is presented in partnership with… Read More

What’s that weed? New weed ID video series available

A new video series will help hobby gardeners and professional horticulturalists identify weeds in their gardens and greenhouses. Proper identification helps lower herbicide use and leads to more successful weed management. The free, on-demand video… Read More

As climates change, prepare for more mosquitoes in winter, new study shows

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In temperate climates, mosquitoes are generally inactive during the winter because temperatures are too cold As climate change makes winters shorter and warmer, scientists want to know how these shifts might affect mosquito activity A… Read More

Robots may eventually help kill weeds that impede strawberry yield

BALM, Fla. — Think of University of Florida scientists Nathan Boyd and Arnold Schumann a bit like surgeons. Except in this case, their operating room is a strawberry field. With their research, Boyd and Schumann… Read More

Seeds of change, grant will help farmers face challenges of climate change

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Farmers around the world face unique challenges in their effort to provide abundant, safe and flavorful food. One often overlooked issue for farmers is climate change. “The environment has a huge impact on plant health… Read More