Tag: IFAS

No flowers? No problem. UF study shows bees have other ways of finding sugar

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — What’s a bee to do when there are very few flowers available and it needs a sugar fix? Wild bees may be responding to climate change and urban expansion by relying on insects to get… Read More

UF receives $1.2 million NIFA grant to spread the word on new national food safety standards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will help lead the charge in educating stakeholders on the sweeping changes being made to national food safety regulations with a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA)… Read More

Joseph Albano is new director of UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center

Joseph Albano GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Joseph Albano, a research horticulturist from the U.S. Department of Agriculture with more than 25 years of experience, has been appointed director of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences… Read More

UF/IFAS awarded funding to fight citrus greening

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have been awarded more than $13.4 million for four studies to help fight citrus greening, the devastating disease that threatens Florida’s $10 billion… Read More

Rogers named interim head of UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University Florida today named Michael Rogers interim director of the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred. The CREC is part of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Rogers has a doctorate… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers could improve how companies ship fresh produce

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida-led research team’s development of a tracking system could change the way companies ship fresh fruits and vegetables, letting them know which produce is closest to expiration and providing consumers the freshest… Read More

The Coca-Cola Co. donates additional $1.5 Million to UF/IFAS to fight citrus greening

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Foundation today announced a second gift of $1.5 million from The Coca-Cola Co. in support of long-term research aimed at preventing a widespread disease that affects crops in Florida’s $9 billion… Read More

UF/IFAS is crawling with excitement as annual Bug Week nears

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is hosting its second annual Bug Week May 19-23 with activities for students, families and bug lovers around the nation. “The UF Department of Entomology… Read More