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Category: UF/IFAS Research

Breakthrough laminitis research shows promise for the future

Horse owners usually dread hearing the diagnosis of “Laminitis.” The disease plagues horses of many backgrounds, ages and disciplines. Using genetics, UF/IFAS and University of Pennsylvania scientists have made a breakthrough in the disease thanks to funding from… Read More

Research Guide: Low-level Maintenance Control

In this study, research biologist Ben Sperry, professor Lyn Gettys, and center director and professor Jay Ferrell are replicating a significant study done by University of Florida researcher Joe Joyce that was published in the Aquatics magazine’s 1985… Read More

University of Florida faculty joins national team awarded $7.5M USDA-NIFA grant

Apple and pecan orchards are growing vulnerable to nonnative ambrosia beetles. Often considered as invasive pests, these groups of beetles cultivate and rely on ambrosia fungi for nutrition. The ambrosia beetles, which make up more than 400 species,… Read More

Research Update: Detection of Lotmaria passim, Crithidia mellificae and Replicative Forms of Deformed Wing Virus and Kashmir Bee Virus in the Small Hive Beetle (Aethina tumida)  

Members of the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory conducted a research project that led to a publication on small hive beetles and their ability to transmit honey bee pathogens. Below is a summary of the research… Read More

1st Annual Brazilian Peppertree Berry Busting Day – December 15th in Fort Pierce

1st Annual Brazilian Peppertree Berry Busting Day!!! The Minteer Lab at the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center in Fort Pierce needs your help!  On December 15th from 8:30 AM – 1 PM, they need help collecting… Read More

A Budding Invasive Plant Researcher

The UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants appreciates the dedication and hard work brought forth by our undergraduate interns. Cape Coral native, Hannah Brown, is no exception. As a senior double majoring in chemistry and biology, Brown… Read More

Suwannee Valley agricultural community celebrates UF/IFAS center pavilion

… On Nov. 18, the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center – Suwannee Valley (NFREC-SV) celebrated its newly constructed 4,200-square-foot pavilion with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The pavilion, which can be converted from an open-air space to… Read More

Kaolin and Limonene as Repellents for Whitefly Management In Vegetables

Dr. Xavier Martini Department of Entomology UF/IFAS North Florida REC Due to the development of insecticide resistance and difficulties in whitefly management with conventional insecticides, significant agricultural research has been aimed at identifying alternative strategies. Dr. Martini is… Read More

Student spends summer with prehistoric species

UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) student in the School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences, Bethany Gaffey is pursuing her master’s degree in fisheries and aquatic sciences. She plans to graduate in summer 2023 and… Read More