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Seeking a New Pest Solution, UF Scientists Study Fruit Fly’s Gut Bacteria

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the home, they seem to appear out of nowhere. A piece of fruit is placed on the kitchen counter, and suddenly there’s a fruit fly. But the bug commonly referred to as a fruit… Read More

UF Students Compete as Finalists in National Product Development Baking Competition

A team of University of Florida food science and human nutrition graduate students have been selected as one of three college groups to compete as finalists for the nation’s most prominent scholarship competition for students pursuing careers in… Read More

UF Beekeeper Program Now Available Online

Bee lovers can now start their journey to becoming Master Beekeepers through a new online training program from the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab. “The number of people keeping bees in Florida increased about 500% since… Read More

Drone Images Detect Two Tomato Diseases with 99% Accuracy

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — New technology being developed by University of Florida scientists identifies two dangerous tomato diseases with 99 percent accuracy. This finding is critical because diseases can cost growers millions of dollars annually in the state’s third… Read More

New Website is All About Harmful Algal Blooms

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has unveiled a new website to address the public’s confusion surrounding harmful algal blooms (HABs) – the causes of such events, effects and attempts to combat future blooms. Scientists from several departments… Read More

UPCOMING WORKSHOP: Cheese Making

CLASS: Cheese Making Workshop DATE: February 29, 2020 TIME: 9am – 12pm LOCATION: Wakulla County Extension, 84 Cedar Ave., Crawfordville COST: $20/person (cash or check only) Learn how to make your own ricotta or mozzarella cheese right in… Read More

Vero Beach’s 19th Annual Gardenfest! Coming Soon

The 19th annual Gardenfest! in Rivererside Park, Vero Beach is coming soon.  So bring your wagon, your imagination, your garden wish-list, and your men.  No need to miss the Superbowl!  Gardenfest! closes Sunday evening at 4PM. Gardenfest! February… Read More