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Tag: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

New UF research sets stage for development of salmonella vaccine

Worldwide, there are more than 95 million salmonella infections each year, with 1.35 million occurring in the United States. There is no effective human vaccine for this common germ. Researchers with the University of Florida have developed a… Read More

UF scientists find new evidence linking gut bacteria and neurodegenerative conditions

New research establishes, for the first time, a link between specific bacteria species and physical manifestations of neurodegenerative diseases. The scientists introduced specific bacteria into 1-millimeter-long worm called C. elegans, and the worms developed signs of protein aggregation… Read More

Want to help insects? Create flower ‘billboards’ in your landscape, new research says

Insect populations are declining. New research from University of Florida gives homeowners new guidance on how to maximize their landscape’s benefit to insects. Grouping flowering plant species together in a mass of color creates a “billboard” for insects… Read More

UF CALS students honored with annual awards

By: Meredith Oglesby, 352-392-1963, moglesby1@ufl.edu Media Contact: Jarred Shellhouse, 352-392-1963, jshellhouse@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Students in the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) were recognized for their accomplishments and successes during the college celebrations held throughout… Read More

UF CALS students honored with annual awards

By: Meredith Oglesby, 352-392-1963, moglesby1@ufl.edu Media Contact: Jarred Shellhouse, 352-392-1963, jshellhouse@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Students in the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) were recognized for their accomplishments and successes during the college celebrations held throughout… Read More

UF Faculty and Staff Recognized for Outstanding Teaching and Advising

By: Meredith Oglesby, 352-392-1963, moglesby1@ufl.edu Media Contact: Jarred Shellhouse, 352-392-1963, jshellhouse@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Traditionally, the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) hosts an annual scholarship and leadership awards banquet to celebrate the successes of the… Read More

As peach harvest begins, UF scientists find rootstocks that survive flooding

As you bite into a peach, remember farmers are harvesting the fruit this month and next in Florida. Those growers and University of Florida scientists are always concerned about flooding because it can damage peach trees permanently and… Read More

UF scientists help wildlife parks mobilize against poaching

Illegal poaching is a threat to wildlife conservation around the world. Park rangers can combat poaching, but they can be used more strategically. UF researchers have developed tools to help park managers use ranger patrols more efficiently at… Read More

UF Agricultural and Biological Engineering Graduate Program Rises to No. 3 by U.S. News & World Report

Image above taken prior to national guidelines of face coverings and social distancing. By Meredith Oglesby Media contact: Samantha Murray, 949-735-1076, grenrosa@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida agricultural and biological engineering graduate program is one of… Read More

UF researchers use AI datasets to track feral pigs, minimize disease risk

Feral pigs cost the agriculture industry at least $1.5 billion in damage, disease and control costs around the United States annually, running rampant on large swaths of grazing lands. The swine root in soil and eat most everything… Read More