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Tag: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

UF/IFAS recognizes supporters at annual Dinner of Distinction

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On Dec. 10, UF/IFAS honored supporters, alumni and partners at the 2021 Dinner of Distinction. This celebration highlights the commitment of individuals and organizations to the UF/IFAS mission areas of teaching, research and Extension. Elisabeth… Read More

UF study: Florida-grown sparkling wines please palates

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Still or sparkling? When it comes to Florida-grown fruit wines, consumers prefer fizzy over flat. That’s the finding of a recent study from the University of Florida, which shows that taste testers prefer carbonated blueberry… Read More

The early bird gets…the truffle? UF researchers show birds hunt for the fungi, too

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Scientists used to think that only mammals sought out truffles, but a new study shows that birds also pursue these underground fungi. The researchers collected the feces of two common ground-dwelling bird species in Patagonia… Read More

UF Study: Where brown anoles invade, native green anoles reach new heights

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Green anole lizards used to be a common sight in much of the southeastern United States, but in places like Florida, people are now more likely to encounter the invasive brown anole, especially in urban… Read More

University of Florida and University of Kentucky put aside rivalry to rally around love of growing plants

The Florida Gators and Kentucky Wildcats have been meeting on the football field since 1917, and the teams will meet again this Saturday at UK’s Kroger Field. Athletic rivalries aside, the two land-grant universities share… Read More

UF/IFAS, FAMU win $1.4 million grant to teach AI to more diverse students

Funding for student fellowships is included in a new $1.4 million, three-year National Science Foundation grant that faculty from the University of Florida and Florida A&M University (FAMU) will use to train a diverse workforce… Read More

Dietitians are credible, with or without a white coat, study shows

When you see your physician in a white coat, chances are you might think he or she is smarter, more confident and perhaps even exudes a compassionate bedside manner. But what about dietitians? Do they… Read More

UF study gives strawberry growers a ray of (UV) light at the end of their pest tunnel

BALM, Fla. — For a few years, University of Florida plant pathologist Natalia Peres has used an ultraviolet light system to thwart strawberry pathogens. Peres even published a study this year that showed the system… Read More

UF students’ peach harvest donated to local food pantries

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Students at the University of Florida led the charge to harvest and donate nearly one ton of peaches to Gainesville food pantries. Initiated by horticultural sciences doctoral student Trequan McGee, members from… Read More