New ‘Marathon’ Mandarin Gives Growers Advantages

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Commercial citrus growers will soon see a new seedless mandarin variety that stays on the tree longer, two traits farmers seek, say University of Florida scientists. ‘Marathon,’ an early season mandarin, is also easy to… Read More

Crowd-Sourced Apps Help Planners Design Better Paths for Cyclists

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Crowd-sourced data can tell us where bicyclists travel, a useful tool for traffic planners as they decide where to build roads and bike paths, new University of Florida research shows. The research from the UF… Read More

During Snack Month, Remember: Carrots Beat Cookies

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Recent research on children’s snacking shows some stark statistics. All the more reason, says a University of Florida registered dietitian, to eat fruits and veggies rather than potato chips when it’s snack time. February is… Read More

Younger Generation Bringing New Energy to UF/IFAS Master Gardeners as Program Celebrates 40 Years in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. – Angie Dixon, 38, was working long hours as a project manager, but would spend weekends trolling plant shows and local community gardens. Though she loved everything about plants, she knew nothing about gardening. “I figured… Read More

UF’s Florida Youth Institute Science Summer Camp Seeks High School Applicants

Who: UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), and The World Food Prize Foundation What: Rising Florida high school juniors and seniors for the 2019-2020 school year are… Read More

UAV-based Remote Sensing Can Help Avocado Growers by Detecting Asymptomatic Pathogen

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Remote imaging can effectively detect a pathogen that endangers the $100 million-a-year Florida avocado industry – even before the trees show symptoms — University of Florida scientists say. Yiannis Ampatzidis, an assistant professor of agricultural… Read More

UF/IFAS Turfgrass Specialist Gets International Extension Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As a child in Dodge City, Kansas, Bryan Unruh grew up in 4-H. During his first year in the organization, he attended a lawn mower safety school taught by the county agriculture agent. That summer… Read More