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UF/IFAS study finds algal cells create fat more quickly than thought, could aid biofuel research

Click here for high-resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Many scientists see great promise in algae as a new source of oil — a sustainable, environmentally sound way to break the world’s fossil fuel dependence. Algal… Read More

Pastured ‘wild’ horses to cost U.S. $1 billion by 2030, researchers warn in report

Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Captive “wild” horses will cost U.S. taxpayers $1 billion by 2030 if federal management approaches don’t change, according to a new report by a pair of… Read More

UF has experts for back-to-school news stories on head lice, lunchbox germs & more

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has experts for back-to-school news stories on head lice, lunchbox germs & more. 1. HEAD LICE: Head lice, an easily transferable pest, are often found in children due… Read More

UF researchers find changes in forest management could produce large water yields

Click here for high-resolution photo. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite a soggy summer, water supply remains a critical issue in the Sunshine State. University of Florida researchers now say that reducing plant material, or biomass, in… Read More

IFAS staff members receive productivity awards from UF

Click for here and here for high resolution versions. Captions at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Staff with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences were among the winners of this year’s Prudential Financial Davis Productivity… Read More

UF study: Florida’s agricultural and natural resources industries remain strong since recession

Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s agriculture, natural resources and related food industries provided a $104 billion impact on the state in 2011 and have continued to improve since the 2008 recession, according to a new University… Read More

UF/IFAS expands Bee College to South Florida, including courses in Spanish

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida will host the first Bee College for South Florida this summer in Fort Lauderdale. The event is coming to South Florida to meet demand there and will also feature courses taught… Read More

UF/IFAS associate dean awarded for educational program

Click here for high-resolution version. Caption at bottom. Marty Main, associate dean for University of Florida Extension and associate director of Florida Sea Grant, is being recognized for his educational outreach by the Ecological Society of America. He… Read More