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Newest tool to fight citrus diseases may be found in citrus microbiome

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — The next key to winning the battle against citrus diseases such as citrus canker may be in the tiniest microbes that live inside the citrus tree. University of Florida researchers hope… Read More

A Healthy Table virtual workshop returns with holiday meal prep

It’s hard to believe, but the holiday season is just around the corner again, and many people will look forward to cooking festive meals. “A Healthy Table, Festive Feasts” is a special holiday-themed virtual cook-along… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers explain science behind genetically modified mosquitoes

For the first time in United States history, the experimental use of genetically modified mosquitoes is taking place in the Florida Keys through Spring 2022. The pilot projects involve the permitted release of adult Aedes aegypti,… Read More

UF cattle scientists use AI to improve quality and quantity of meat, dairy

For a century, researchers have tracked genetic traits to find out which cattle produce more and better milk and meat. Now, two University of Florida scientists will use artificial intelligence to analyze millions of bits… Read More

Breast milk of mothers who received COVID-19 vaccine contains antibodies that fight illness

Mother and baby

The breast milk of lactating mothers vaccinated against COVID-19 contains a significant supply of antibodies that may help protect nursing infants from the illness, according to new research from the University of Florida. For the… Read More

Longtime director of Tropical Aquaculture Lab earns national recognition

RUSKIN, Fla. — Craig Watson started his aquaculture career early. At 16, he started working on a tropical fish farm in Miami. Eventually, while attending Florida State University, Watson worked at an aquarium and tropical… Read More

Scientists find new watermelon viruses in Florida; help available

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Florida watermelon growers, the most productive in the nation, face two new viruses. But finding a disease is the first step to managing it, says a University of Florida scientist who helped… Read More

Voices of UF/IFAS: Ziynet Boz

Rows of canned goods stocked neatly in a food pantry

Name: Ziynet Boz Position: Assistant Professor Hometown: Mersin, Turkey Years with UF/IFAS: 8 months since I started my position. I completed my Ph.D. here at the ABE department between 2013-2017 as a Fulbright scholar and… Read More