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UF/IFAS researchers target eucalyptus as source of fuel for biomass production

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers working to produce ethanol from plant material are taking a hard look at eucalyptus as a possible source for the clean fuel. Joe Sagues, director… Read More

Surprising find: UF/IFAS discovers citrus greening affects roots before leaves

GAINESVILLE, Fla.  — Although citrus greening enters trees through their leaves, University of Florida researchers have discovered that the deadly disease attacks roots long before the leaves show signs of damage – a finding that may help growers… Read More

Water management district, UF/IFAS and UF Water Institute team up to examine springs

March 18, 2014 GAINESVILLE, Fla. –The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is joining forces with two entities as part of a $3 million, three-year contract to provide scientific data to help protect and restore… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension helps North Florida dairies move into grazing using a perennial grass

Jan. 14, 2014 GAINESVILLE, Fla. – North Florida dairy farmers are increasing their use of grazing and hay areas thanks to the hybrid, perennial, warm-season Tifton 85 bermudagrass, tested extensively by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food… Read More

UF develops first high-altitude device to help detect health threats from the sky

Click here for high-resolution version. Caption at bottom. African dust video GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida researcher is exploring whether the latest plant, animal or human health threats will come from the sky. Using the first… Read More

UF researchers identify citrus cultivars that show promise in battle against greening

Click above for video about citrus breeding and citrus greening research. Click here for photo. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have some encouraging results in the battle against citrus greening. They have identified… Read More

New UF-developed strawberry varieties are bred with a focus on flavor

Click here or image above for video about UF/IFAS’ strawberry breeding program. For high-resolution version of above photo, click here. Caption below. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the time for Florida growers to plant strawberries right around the corner,… Read More

UF study helps quantify biodiversity decrease around farmland

Click here for photo. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Animal biodiversity suffers near conservation areas that border big farms, and the effects can spread for miles, according to a new study by University of Florida researchers and… Read More