Tag: News

UF/IFAS researchers working to help restore Lake Apopka

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Every so often, Carrie Adams and Laura Reynolds take a boat onto Lake Apopka to toss plants into the water. They hope the plants take root in the lake and help stimulate the process that… Read More

UF gets $8.7 million grant to improve nutritional quality and food safety in Ethiopia, Burkina Faso

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) announces an $8.7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation over five years to fund research aimed at tackling global hunger… Read More

Solutions to citrus greening top 10 2017 UF/IFAS stories

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – From lobsters to oranges, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences embraced stories of resilience and change during 2017. The top 10 stories for UF/IFAS during 2017 include finding ways to manage… Read More

UF financial expert: Be ‘SMART’ about your New Year’s resolutions

By Samantha Grenrock GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If you dread looking at your bank account balance, you might consider adding fiscal responsibility to your list of New Year’s resolutions. And when it comes to setting goals, especially financial ones,… Read More

UF studies show what some bugs do for love, like sacrificing a leg

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Males of many species must compete for mates, often using body parts scientists call “weapons” to defeat their opponent, survive and in some cases, produce more offspring, University of Florida researchers say. As an example,… Read More

UF assistant professor wins national agronomy award for innovative sugarcane research

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida plant scientist, who has created varieties of sugarcane that are grown across more than 90 percent of Florida and in several Central American countries, has been given a national award for… Read More

UF/IFAS, Tropicana test promising new citrus varieties for greening tolerance

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Grafted orange trees showcased at the 100th anniversary of the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center may give the state’s citrus growers new reason to hope the industry can cope with the citrus greening crisis, UF/IFAS researchers… Read More

UF/IFAS-developed sorghum cultivars can produce thousands of gallons of ethanol

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sweet sorghum is not just for breakfast anymore. Although sorghum is a source for table syrup, scientists see a future in which we convert sorghum to biofuel, rather than relying on fossil fuel. That potential… Read More