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Shellfish may improve water quality in north Florida estuary

A protected estuary in north Florida comprised of the Guana Lake and Guana River is showing signs of pollution. Home to incredibly rich marshes, mounds of mussels and live oyster reefs, scientists are hoping shellfish… Read More

Voices of UF/IFAS – Dr. Norma Samuel

Norma Samuel in a field holding eggplants

Name: Dr. Norma Samuel Position: Associate District Extension Director, Central District Extension Agent IV, Florida-Friendly Landscaping and Urban Horticulture UF-IFAS Extension, Sumter County Current city: Resides in Ocala, but office location is The Villages Hometown:… Read More

Scientists collaborate with Duke Energy to tag snook to learn more about winter survival and migration patterns

UF scientists tagging snook

Snook, a prized game fish, have been moving farther north in the Gulf of Mexico during the last few decades as hard freezes become less frequent Researchers have tagged 20 snook to track their movements… Read More

New study shows why strawberries must keep (their) cool

Right about now, if you eat a Florida strawberry, odds are it’s going to taste oh-so-good. That’s no accident. Strawberries are in season, and those you see at the grocery store should be shipped and… Read More

UF/IFAS boosts AI research to help solve perplexing issues

Among them: ensuring crops taste good and resist diseases with the least environmental impact. UF/IFAS scientists are using AI to help solve chronic diseases, working with UF Health researchers. They’re also using drones to find… Read More

Looking to grow heart-healthy dragon fruit? UF/IFAS scientists offer latest insights on pests, beneficial insects

Dragon fruit, a fruit of choice for its health benefits, has burgeoned in popularity over recent years. The exotic crop has caught the eyes of farmers and consumers alike for its low maintenance and vibrant… Read More

University of Florida citrus nutrition consulting program deadline is February 15

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — Citrus growers interested in participating in the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences citrus nutrition counseling program should register by February 15, 2021. Last year,… Read More