Tag: Agricultural Education and Communication

Like to lie in the hammock? That – and other variables — will trigger how you fertilize, irrigate

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some urban residents see their landscapes as havens for birds or pollinators. Some like the sheer beauty of a well-kempt lawn or a place to relax. Still others prefer the profit they might make from… Read More

UF study: Family, friends are first source for food safety info

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most people who wonder about food safety will ask their family or friends for help, not necessarily experts, according to new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences research. On the other… Read More

UF helps residents save at least 65 million gallons in outdoor irrigation annually

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Participants in a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension program saved 65 million gallons in outdoor irrigation in 2016, enough to supply 15 subdivisions with water for a year, UF/IFAS experts… Read More

Florida peaches pack a punch as a succulent snack

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida peaches make for a succulent snack, say consumers surveyed by a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher. That’s encouraging news for Florida producers trying to expand their reach, not only… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher: Neighborly conversations can help with water conservation

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Your neighbors and peers probably care more about water conservation than one might assume, and that may mean they’re open to some new ideas about using less water, a University of Florida Institute… Read More

What’s easier: Turning off water indoors or outside?

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Apparently, it’s more convenient to Florida residents to save water while brushing their teeth than to cut back on lawn irrigation, according to a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension… Read More

Blueberries’ health benefits better than many perceive

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumers know some of the benefits blueberries provide, but they’re less aware of the advantages of reverting aging, improving vision and memory, a new University of Florida study shows. Shuyang Qu, a doctoral student in… Read More

Want to conserve more water? Target those who already save a little

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers call them “water considerate” consumers because they conserve water fairly well but could stand some improvement. These water users might be the most appropriate people to target if you… Read More