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UF researchers surprised to find microplastics in Florida Keys lagoons

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers conducting a planned University of Florida-led study on plankton in two lagoons of the Florida Keys stumbled upon an unexpected presence in the course of their routine sampling: microplastics. A new publication in the… Read More

More Than a Grad Student: Making a Local Impact

By Meredith Oglesby Graduate students at the University of Florida make an impact on a local, state, national and international level through their dedication to teaching, research, service and learning. Biswadeep Dhar, a Ph.D. student in youth development… Read More

With beginning of Florida blueberry season comes new UF/IFAS variety

As April starts this week, we’re getting into another Florida blueberry season and the sweet taste that comes with the fruit. You can pick them yourself or buy them from the store. Recently, the University of Florida developed… Read More

Supporting the Farming Industry: Increasing Accessibility of Essential Food Safety Trainings

Welcome to another installment of FSHN Research Journeys, which follows the research of graduate students in the Food Science and Human Nutrition department at the University of Florida. Today’s guest poster is Mari Schroeder, a first-year graduate student… Read More

No shutdowns here: UF/IFAS sets research publication records in 2020

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite facing a pandemic in 2020, UF/IFAS researchers were markedly productive, reaching new highs in the number of studies published over the calendar year. Altogether, UF/IFAS research posted 2,150 publications in 2020. “Our refereed publications in 2020 greatly exceeded our previous records in UF/IFAS,”… Read More

Predicting Personality with Equine Genetics

Though in many ways the value of a modern horse can be attributed to their physical performance, the horse’s athletic ability may still be less significant to a buyer than the horse’s personality, or temperament.  While performance and… Read More

Investing in AEC Graduate Student Development

Growing up on a small, diversified livestock farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia, Ed Osborne enjoyed both the responsibilities of agricultural production and the potential provided by education. Early in his high school experience he… Read More

Food Safety Tip: Do Not Wash Raw Chicken

If you have seen it written in any cookbook or have read materials out there telling you to wash raw chicken, it is a dangerous practice and it is the wrong thing to do, according to the latest… Read More

Managing forests facing more frequent and intense hurricanes

By Sarah Tobing, ProForest coordinator The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season made history as the most active season since official records began in 1851, with a total of 30 named storms, 13 hurricanes and six major hurricanes. A new… Read More