Researchers at the University of Florida are working to develop crops that can withstand high temperature stress.
After observing that plants’ younger leaves handle heat better than older ones, the scientists conducted an experiment ... READ MORE
ONA, Fla. --- Heat stress impairs animal performance and health, leading to annual losses of $1.2 billion for the dairy, beef and swine industries in the United States. That’s why Philipe Moriel and other University of Florida scientists are ... READ MORE
One of the main tasks of the Pesticide Information Office, is to help teach pesticide safety, or applicator safety. Applicator safety involves more than just protecting from pesticide exposure. Safety does include understanding the label, PPE, ... READ MORE
(Graphic: Illustrates average annual temperatures in Florida 1895-2018.)
Heat-related illnesses are rising in Florida due to increasing temperatures in recent years. High humidity increases the potential for heat-related illness because sweat ... READ MORE
Heat stress can be a major concern for outdoor workers, especially during the summer months. Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat rashes. Heat rash and cramps are the mildest forms of heat stress. Heat ... READ MORE