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Could the Miracle Fruit be for South Florida? New study uncovers data showing how bountiful it can grow in the subtropics

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Scientists at University of Florida’s Tropical Research and Education Center have unlocked the mystery behind a highly sought-after berry known as the miracle fruit in a study published this week. This news brings much needed… Read More

Dinner of Distinction Virtual Reunion

The UF/IFAS Dinner of Distinction was held virtually for the first time on Thursday, October 8, hosted by the new UF/IFAS Vice President, Dr. Scott Angle. The guests in attendance were just a sample of the larger community… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS Alumnus Featured on Food Network Show, “Halloween Wars”

For UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC) alumnus Chad Gainey, Halloween is not only just his favorite holiday, it’s a chance to showcase his spooktacular pumpkin carvings on the hit TV show,… Read More

Blue-green algal blooms polluting your ponds? UF/IFAS scientists empower communities with resources

For decades, stormwater ponds have served master-planned communities and commerce parks with environmental and aesthetic benefits. In some cases, these same stormwater ponds, have developed excessive amounts of blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, blooming with toxins, and… Read More

Diving into the Marine Sciences Major

For one College of Agricultural and Life Sciences student, a series of volunteer experiences amplified her passion for a future career in marine science.    From a young age, Allie Marshbanks, has been interested in water and aquatic environments. Since her father served in the Coast Guard, Marshbanks was exposed to… Read More

University of Florida awarded key federal grants to continue fight against citrus greening

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — University of Florida researchers hope to discover new methods to help citrus growers fight the deadly citrus greening (or Huanglongbing) disease with cost effective, long-term sustainable treatments with the support of… Read More

What fruits can you grow in Central Florida?

Fruit Gardening Webinar Series Here at UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County, we just finished up our “Get Your Grove On” webinar series. The series ran from September 23rd-October 21st and met for an hour every Wednesday at lunch time…. Read More

Broward County Native Orchid Project

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Reintroducing Native Orchids to South Florida The UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Florida-Friendly Landscaping program has joined forces with The Fort Lauderdale Orchid Society to help reintroduce native… Read More