Tag: Livestock

UF Extension gives tips on how to protect livestock during hurricane

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  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While Florida residents scramble to prepare for Hurricane Irma, agriculture operators are working to make sure their livestock survive the storm. Agents with University of Florida IFAS Extension offer advice on how to safeguard… Read More

Screwworm life cycle and habits contribute to insect’s threat, UF experts say

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida residents curious or skeptical about the threat posed by the parasitic screwworm fly Cochliomiya hominivorax can rest assured the insect merits all the attention it has received after an outbreak was detected in the… Read More

UF/IFAS study: Sweet potato crop shows promise as feed and fuel

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As some Florida growers try to find new crops and the demand for biofuel stock increases globally, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have found that… Read More

UF/IFAS helping homeowners across Florida deal with coyotes

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Coyotes were introduced in Florida in the 1920s for hunting and, today, they live in every county in the state and are becoming a nuisance in some areas. Lisa Hickey, an Extension agent for the… Read More