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Junior Cattlemen & UF/IFAS Crew Care for Rookery Bay

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. — A group of young cattlemen and cattlewomen, alongside UF/IFAS animal sciences faculty and staff worked to remove invasive plants from the Snail Trail at the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve as part of… Read More

Arctic permafrost losses can accelerate climate change

Thawing Arctic permafrost has the potential to significantly accelerate climate change, a collaborative study between the University of Florida and Northern Arizona University shows. Fifteen years of data show that permafrost is degrading and, as a result, it… Read More

How Can a “Bee Box” Help Protect a Beehive?

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that when used according to the label, pesticides “Do not cause an unreasonable risk of harm to people or the environment”. All too often it is believed that pollinators (particularly… Read More

A healthy lawn using less water? UF/IFAS can show you how

This summer, UF/IFAS Extension agents across central Florida will host free weekly webinars aimed to help residents maintain a healthy lawn and conserve one of Florida’s most valuable resource, water. “The average residential irrigation cycle consumes several thousand… Read More

Container mosquitoes on your property? UF/IFAS scientists help you identify

Simple yard accessories hold standing water can serve as habitats for the immature stages of mosquitoes. Known as container mosquitoes because of the small aquatic habitats they dwell in until adulthood, they include several invasive species that may… Read More

Fall may be prime for specialty pumpkins, but June is just right for growing calabaza

Looking to grow your own pumpkins? Then don’t let the summer go by without planning for calabaza in the ground. If you live in the south or central Florida growing zone, June is prime time. Northern Florida counties… Read More

UF scientists discover genetic markers tied to loss of the ability to sweat in horses

Sweating is a critical tool to keep horses comfortable and healthy, but chronic idiopathic anhidrosis, a dangerous equine condition can impede their natural cooling mechanism and cause performance and health issues. For the first time, UF/IFAS researchers have identified genomic markers that cause the potentially fatal… Read More

Victory gardens: How UF helped communities grow during the pandemic and beyond

COVID-19 brought national food supply-chain disruptions, increased pressure on food banks and struggle for families across the country. The statewide UF/IFAS Extension victory garden program began as an effort to empower those in need to grow their own… Read More

Father’s Day feature: a family’s love for the water becomes an act of service

To the Wetzel family, a perfect day is one spent on the water fishing and enjoying each other’s company. For the past 10 years, they have added a volunteer component to their outdoors time by collecting samples for… Read More

UF/IFAS, Miami chocolatier cook up winning recipes with Florida-grown vanilla

• Vanilla, an expensive ingredient to import and buy, is the basis of a project led by a UF/IFAS scientist in Homestead to establish a south Florida-grown vanilla industry based on the bean. • The content of vanillin… Read More