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Survey shows growers, consumers want ‘wildlife-friendly’ plants, but UF researchers say education needed to recognize such flora

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October 17, 2023

Growers want to produce wildlife-friendly plants, and consumers want to buy them, at least in theory, new University of Florida research shows. While consumers say they’re eager to purchase wildlife-friendly plants, some aren’t sure they ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Adam Dale, Agricultural Education And Communication, Caroline Nickerson, Consumers, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Florida Museum Of Natural History, Growers, Jaret Daniels, Laura Warner, Nurseries, Pesticides, Pollinators, Survey, University Of Florida Biodiversity Certified Plants, Wildlife-friendly Plants

Survey now open: Florida agricultural producers encouraged to share Hurricane Idalia impacts

September 7, 2023

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hurricane Idalia made landfall the morning of Aug. 30 near Keaton Beach, Florida, but the Category 3 storm’s northeastern route brought rain and high winds to coastal regions along the western peninsula and inland agricultural ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Christa Court, Economic Impact Analysis Program, Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Department, Hurricane, Hurricane Idalia, Storm Damage, Survey, UF/IFAS Economic Impact Analysis Program, Xiaohui Qiao

University of Florida launches survey to improve accessibility of information for Hispanic communities

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August 21, 2023

The University of Florida has launched an assessment survey to identify which natural resource, wildlife and agricultural interests and needs for information are most pressing to the Spanish-speaking communities across the Sunshine State.  This ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Cooperative Extension System, Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, Hance Ellington, Hispanics, Natural Resource Extension, Natural Resources Extension Via Outreach, Needs Assessment, NUEVO, Spanish, Survey, UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research And Education Center, USDA National Institute Of Food And Agriculture, Wildlife

UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant survey seeks boater input on existing and needed resources

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August 17, 2023

Florida Sea Grant wants to hear from boaters to gauge their understanding of boating activities and practices.  More specifically, they want to know what and where additional sewage disposal resources are needed from boaters while traveling ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Boating, Boating Activities, Boating Practices, Clean Oceans, Clean Rivers, Clean Water, Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Sea Grant, National Marine Manufacturers, News, Recreational Boating, Recreational Watercrafts, Sewage Disposal, Sunshine State, Survey, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Agents, Watercraft, Waterways
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Frequently asked questions about UF/IFAS agricultural damage and loss assessment

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October 27, 2022

After a significant disaster event like Hurricane Ian, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Economic Impact Analysis Program (EIAP) works to provide timely, credible estimates of agricultural losses. ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Christa Court, Damage Assessment, Disaster Recovery, Economic Impact Analysis Program, Hurricane Recovery, Survey

Economists estimate up to $1.56 billion hit to Florida agriculture due to Hurricane Ian

October 18, 2022

Para acceder a esta comunicación en español, por favor utilice este enlace. The combination of seasonal crops, livestock, nursery and aquaculture products potentially lost as a result of category 4 Hurricane Ian will likely be valued between ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agriculture, Christa Court, Economic Impact Analysis Program, Food And Resource Economics, FRED, Hurricane Ian, Hurricane Recovery, Survey
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Seagrass, sea urchin and scallop survey in Taylor County

November 15, 2021

Assessing the condition of seagrass, sea urchins, and scallops The UF/IFAS Extension Agent and a certified scientific volunteer diver visited the area between Piney Point and Grassy Island to assess the condition of seagrass, sea urchins (https://myfwc.com/research/saltwater/codes/food-bait-invertebrates/variable-urchin/) ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: #BayScallop, #BigBendSeagrassAquaticPreserve, #NatureCoast, #SeaUrchin, #TaylorCounty, FDEP, Floridaseagrant, FWC, Habitat, Marinescience, Scallop, Seagrass, Survey, Volunteer

Florida’s food supply chain industries asked to share how they fared in 2020

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February 18, 2021

Responses are sought from anyone who contributes to the food supply chain. Specifically, this is a call for responses from Florida businesses, but other responses are welcomed and will be assessed as part of a nationwide glimpse of COVID-19 ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agricultural Industry, Christa Court, Covid-19, Covid19, Economic Impact, Economic Impact Analysis Program, Food Supply Chain, Survey

Most Americans’ CARES Act stimulus checks went to basic needs, UF economists find

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December 9, 2020

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Although direct payments to Americans have been utilized during previous economically challenging times – the last as part of the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 – never before had the world looked as it had in the spring ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research, Work & Life
Tags: CARES Act, Covid-19, Covid19, Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Department, John Lai, Money, Research, Stephen Morgan, Survey

UF survey requests citrus grower input to help set research directions

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December 8, 2020

By RUTH BORGER   LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- University of Florida entomologist Lauren Diepenbrock is looking to the future of her research program and needs citrus industry professionals to help her see a clear picture. Since arriving at ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Greening Disease, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Entomology And Nematology, Growers, Integrated Pest Management, Lauren Diepenbrock, Survey

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