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UF/IFAS helping teachers with creative biology lessons

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Need a creative way to teach students about Florida’s ecosystems?  How about tracking the journey of an invasive plant or putting together a puzzle of freshwater plants?  The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and… Read More

UF/IFAS helping to train the next generation of farm labor supervisors

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — University of Florida Agricultural Economist Fritz Roka is putting into action the adage “When you know better, you do better.” Roka and his team from UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are leading training… Read More

UF Researchers helping in the fight for healthier environments with fungi

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Assistant Professor Matthew E. Smith is readying millions of fungi specimens for their close-ups. He and members of his team are helping to take photographs of and catalogue 2.3 million microfungi specimens… Read More

History marker honors UF/IFAS Extension’s role in helping Florida’s farmers, ranchers, families

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the early 1900s, every farmer and rancher in Florida knew their county Extension agent by name: It was the person from the University of Florida who taught them the best and latest techniques, and… Read More

Microscopic molecules can fight citrus greening bug with less insecticides

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — Researchers with the University of Florida and several other institutions have found a way in laboratory tests to use 200 times less insecticide and yet still kill as many insects that carry the devastating… Read More

UF hosting its annual Soil and Water Science Research Forum

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The United Nations has declared 2015 the “International Year of Soils” and the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is recognizing this with its 16th annual Soil and Water Science Research Forum… Read More

Farm animal expert Temple Grandin is headed to UF to tour livestock facilities and discuss autism

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On Sept. 24, the world’s most famous farm animal behaviorist and autism advocate, Temple Grandin, will be touring the beef and dairy teaching units at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences… Read More