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UF/IFAS indigo field trials yield success as synthetic dyes lose appeal

Scientists at the University of Florida’s Tropical Research and Education Center have just completed a series of field trials designed to test the viability of growing the indigo plant that produces the iconic natural blue dye used in… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program marks 28th year of protecting Florida’s waters

[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM (FFL) celebrates its 28th birthday this month, giving the state’s residents ways to install and maintain great yards — while preserving the environment.[/inlinetweet] Kicking off in February 1993 with a $75,000 grant from… Read More

Barn owl conservation efforts in South Florida — a soaring success for species, growers, environment

Rodents are responsible for millions of dollars in damage to crops and farm equipment each year. Through the University of Florida Barn Owl Project in the Everglades Agricultural Area, a beneficial relationship has quietly thrived for the last… Read More

Voices of UF/IFAS – Dr. Joseph Larkin

Name: Joseph Larkin III, PhD Position: Associate Professor, Microbiology and Cell Science Current city: Gainesville Florida Hometown: Savannah GA Years at UF/IFAS: Well…I attended the University of Florida on a National merit scholarship from 1992-1996 where I earned… Read More

Researchers return to field work for healthy infants in Ethiopia

Despite delays, newborn babies in Ethiopia are now being enrolled in a research study designed to reveal their vulnerability to bacterial infections from livestock. The project’s field work planned for April 2020 had been delayed by the COVID-19… Read More

Essential preparations in closing your seasonal home

By LORI JOHNSON TAVARES, Fla. —The University of Florida/IFAS Extension Lake and Sumter counties will provide a free educational program to help teach you to close your seasonal home for optimal health and safety of your property. The… Read More

Shellfish may improve water quality in north Florida estuary

A protected estuary in north Florida comprised of the Guana Lake and Guana River is showing signs of pollution. Home to incredibly rich marshes, mounds of mussels and live oyster reefs, scientists are hoping shellfish might be a… Read More