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UF researchers find wheat production models disagree under climate change scenarios

Click here for high-resolution version. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have found, for the first time, that crop models predicting yields for one of the world’s most important crops begin to disagree under… Read More

Two UF/IFAS faculty earn place on list of top women professors in Florida

Captions at the bottom. Click here and here for high resolution versions. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Two University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty members have been included in a list of the top 25 women… Read More

Florida Project Learning Tree program sees growth over past year

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Project Learning Tree program had a successful year in 2012 with more participation and activities, according to recently released figures. The program, which is housed in the University of Florida School of Forest… Read More

UF researchers improve process to create renewable chemicals from plants

Click here for high resolution photo. Caption at bottom. Related video. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Crops aren’t just for food, fiber and fuel. Researchers at the University of Florida are making new industrial applications possible for them as well…. Read More

Food, sustainability and climate change experts to speak in Gainesville April 2-3

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida will host a climate symposium April 2-3 that will feature leading authorities on food, sustainability and climate change. Registration has closed for the event, but members of the media are welcome… Read More

UF/IFAS associate professor wins 2013 Postdoc Mentoring Award

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Kevin Folta, a University of Florida associate professor and interim chair of the horticultural sciences department, is a recipient of the 2013 Postdoc Mentoring Award. Folta,… Read More

UF agricultural economics professor wins lifetime achievement award

Click here for high resolution version. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Charles Moss, a professor in the University of Florida’s food and resource economics department, recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern Agricultural Economics Association…. Read More

UF distinguished professor named Florida Academy of Sciences’ 2013 medalist

Click here for high resolution version. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Lonnie Ingram, a distinguished professor in the University of Florida’s microbiology and cell science department, has been named the 2013 Medalist by the Florida Academy of… Read More

UF study: Some Earth bacteria survive and grow at extremely low pressure; may aid Mars research

Captions at bottom. Click here and here for high resolution versions. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have discovered for the first time that some Earth bacteria can live under the same low pressure conditions found on… Read More

Plants in space: Gravity not needed to orient root growth, UF researchers find

Click here for high resolution version. Caption below. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Plant growth is not as dependent on gravity as previously thought, according to new research from the University of Florida. In a study published in the current… Read More