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UF/IFAS, Australia formalize to collaborate on fruit, crop research

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and Northern Territory of Australia have signed a memorandum of understanding. At the core of the agreement is the exchange of technical expertise among students, faculty and… Read More

From yellowed broccoli to mushy avocados: How UF scientists are using AI to cut food waste, loss

Spoiled produce is a problem for both consumers and the food transportation industry and has environmental impacts as well. About 40% of all food produced is wasted, and a significant portion of that waste happens between the farm… 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 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

New chair: Christopher Gunter to lead UF horticulture programs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Christopher Gunter joins the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) as professor and chair of the horticultural sciences department. His official start date is June 7. As the new chair, Gunter… Read More

Experts Available: Piney Point Reservoir

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) has experts in water quality, harmful algal blooms, soil, and other related issues. The faculty listed below can answer media questions regarding the ongoing Piney Point Reservoir… 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