UF’s New Honey Bee Lab Will Support Beekeeping, Agriculture

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Twenty percent of the food we eat is made possible by honey bees. And behind each of these hardworking pollinators is an equally hardworking beekeeper or scientist who helps them thrive. The University of Florida’s… Read More

Two Mosquito Species Can Transmit New Chikungunya Virus in the Americas

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Yellow fever and Asian tiger mosquitoes from Florida and Brazil can transmit an Asian strain of chikungunya virus that’s emerging in North, South and Central America, a University of Florida scientist says. The Asian strain… Read More

UF/IFAS Researcher to Experiment With Algae in Space

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida scientist will use the International Space Station to see if algae can help recycle carbon dioxide and eventually be used to help make plastics, resins and even food. Initially, researchers want… Read More

UF/IFAS Hopes to Grow Vanilla, Meet Consumer Demand

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For dessert, how about a scoop of ice cream flavored with vanilla from Florida’s farmers? Because so many consumers enjoy vanilla, University of Florida scientists hope to help Florida farmers grow the bean. Consumers have… Read More

‘Got Milk?’: UF Experts Provide Facts, Tips for National Dairy Month

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “Milk Does a Body Good” is not just an advertising slogan. It’s a way to get people to drink the dairy product, because it offers so many nutrients, says a University of Florida expert. But… Read More