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UF professor’s paper earns recognition from Weed Science Society of America

by Olivia Doyle GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Earlier this month, the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) gave special recognition to a paper authored by University of Florida professor James Leary, honoring it as an Outstanding Paper in Invasive… Read More

EDIS Spotlight: Applications of Artificial Intelligence for Precision Agriculture

Technology advances have enabled the development and implementation of remote sensing technologies for plant, weed, pest, and disease identification and management. This provides an opportunity to develop intelligent agricultural systems for precision applications using artificial intelligence and machine… Read More

Applied business model for animal feed generates revenue and improves livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Niger

A new business supplying animal feeds to rural Niger is helping to overcome vast distances and other hurdles that constrain the productivity and incomes of goat and sheep farmers. Though 90 percent of the rural population in Niger… Read More

Citizen science training workshop for Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch

Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch is a popular citizen science program where trained volunteers survey, measure, tag, and release horseshoe crabs on Florida’s beaches. Learn more about why we need to monitor our horseshoe crab populations in this post…. Read More

UF Researchers Link Gene from Ancient Virus with Plant Stature

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new study from the University of Florida links the ability of plants to grow to great heights to a 500-million-year-old interaction between a virus and a type of algae. “The majority… Read More

UF among coalition of researchers tackling sustainable agriculture

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Agriculture’s grand challenge of feeding the world’s growing population while protecting the environment recently got a big boost. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) awarded eight institutions nearly $80 million… Read More

Graduate Student Profiles: Carley Rusch and Matthew Beke, Nutritional Sciences

Please welcome two Food Science and Human Nutrition graduate students who are making a difference in the world of nutrition and neurological disorders! Carley Rusch and Matthew Beke are pursuing Ph.D.’s in nutritional sciences under the guidance of… Read More

Seagrass restoration success rates revealed by new study

Seagrass restoration has a bad rap. Or, at least, recent studies about seagrass restoration report high costs and low success rates. But, much of what we know about seagrass restoration is buried deep in reports and permits, never… Read More