Vijaya Gopal Kakani joins the University of Florida as professor and chair of the UF/IFAS agronomy department. He starts July 6.
As the new chair, Kakani will lead the department in its goal to improve and sustain food production while conserving ... READ MORE
Scientists at the University of Florida are the first to grow plants in soil from the Moon. They used soil collected during the Apollo 11, 12 and 17 missions.
In their experiment, the researchers wanted to know if plants would grow in ... READ MORE
Living in South Florida has its perks and pitfalls. With beautiful beaches and plenty to do all year long, the same region experiences some of the most extreme subtropical weather conditions that take a toll on turf.
The University of ... READ MORE
April 15 marked the start of bat maternity season, and through August 15 wildlife protection laws are in place.
Though they have benefits to the environment, bats can be misunderstood.
University of Florida experts ... READ MORE
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla –Scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) have recorded the first North American case of a harmful phytoplasma disease known for its threat to fruit, vegetable and ornamental ... READ MORE
Ponds and streams provide aesthetic and environmental benefits. They also provide breeding habitats for swarms of flying pests like midges.
These mosquito-like pests often draw concern and confusion among crowds encountering them about ... READ MORE
Hundreds of young people have explored entrepreneurship through the Florida 4-H Gator Pit program. Now in its seventh year, the program is welcoming its next cohort of young innovators.
Through several workshops, Gator Pit helps youth ages ... READ MORE
As the Florida Forest Service provides updates on multiple wildfires affecting Bay, Calhoun and Gulf counties, people may encounter unfamiliar fire science terminology.
To provide some explanation, we asked David Godwin, a fire ecologist ... READ MORE
Above: If you've ever snorkeled or scuba dived around a reef, chances are you've heard fish making sound. Photo credit: Kieran Cox
FishSounds.net is the first online, interactive library for the sounds fish make when communicating ... READ MORE
During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, victory gardens emerged as a popular way for people to grow their own food and explore a healthy hobby.
Now a new program from UF/IFAS aims to understand what home growers need to be successful. ... READ MORE