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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

UF researcher exploring plant preservation method that could help endangered species

Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida scientist is researching a method to freeze and preserve orchid seeds, and besides aiding producers, it might also give endangered plants a… Read More

UF student elected to president of national Future Farmers of America organization

Click here for high resolution version. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida student Clay Sapp has been elected president of the national FFA organization, also known as Future Farmers of America. Sapp, a junior in… Read More

New UF/IFAS video series shows how to increase sustainability in plant nurseries

Click here for image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Many plant nurseries in Florida have adopted sustainable practices, and the University of Florida is looking to help even more do so with a new video series. The… Read More

PIE Center move will increase its prominence in UF/IFAS

Four months after winning recurring state funding, the Center for Public Issues Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (PIE Center) will be moving from a department-level center to an IFAS-wide center. Effective Nov. 1, the PIE Center will… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher helps test new way to probe remote ecosystems with satellite imagery

Click here for high-resolution version. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For scientists, making field observations of organisms and ecosystems can be a daunting challenge. Travel to remote locations is costly and difficult. Observation methods are limited and… Read More

UF/IFAS research into bacterial disease could lead to natural herbicide

Click here for high resolution version. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists are researching a natural herbicide that could be used in traditional and organic farming. The herbicide, a chemical called thaxtomin, occurs naturally… Read More

Sept. 18 Science Cafe talk will focus on UF/IFAS space biology research

Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Two University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty will lead the first Science Café of the fall, titled “Going Boldly: Astrobiology, Space Biology… Read More

New UF/IFAS website has tips on bed bug prevention and control

Click here for high resolution image. Caption below. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new website, developed by the Florida Bed Bug Workgroup and the University of Florida, provides resources for anyone concerned about bed bugs, from college students living… Read More