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Hispanic Heritage Profile: Meet Luz Bahder

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September 12, 2022

Para acceder a esta comunicación en español, por favor utilice este enlace New science communicator to enhance outreach of UF/IFAS programs to Spanish-speaking audiences statewide The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS
Tags: Chris Vivian, Hispanic Heritage, IFAS NEWS, Lourdes Mederos, Luz Bahder, UF IFAS News, UF News, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Communications, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center
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Nonnative lizard that appears to walk on water thrives in Florida

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September 7, 2022

Florida has three times as many nonnative established lizards as native ones. Among Florida’s approximately 50 species of nonnative lizards is the brown basilisk, a species now thriving in south and central Florida. In a new peer-reviewed ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Amanda Thompson, Brown Basilisk, Edis, Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Florida Museum Of Natural History, FLorida Museum Of Natural History Herpetology Collection Database, IFAS NEWS, Ken Gioeli, Lawrence Reeves, Nathan Burkett-Cadena, Nonnative Lizard, Steve Johnson, UF IFAS News, UF News, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County
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UF/IFAS appoints internationally acclaimed scientist to lead new Invasion Science Research Institute

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August 30, 2022

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has appointed internationally acclaimed entomologist and ecologist Matthew Thomas as director of the new Invasion Science Research Institute (ISRI). In this newly created ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Climate Change, Invasion Science, Invasion Science Research Initiative, Invasive Species, J. Scott Angle, Matthew Thomas, News, Robert Gilbert, UF IFAS News, UF News, UF/IFAS Research
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UF/IFAS study sheds light on termite colony longevity and reproductive strategies over decades

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August 21, 2022

Termites are social insects. They live together in colonies that can be populated by millions of individuals, with overlapping generations and a complex task division. A new study by a team of University of Florida scientists gives ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Formosan Subterranean Termites, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Frontiers In Ecology And Evolution, Nan-yao Su, Thomas Chouvenc, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF IFAS News
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UF/IFAS scientist develops detection method for lethal palm disease that saves time, money, property

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August 7, 2022

Para acceder a esta comunicación en español, por favor utilice este enlace About this series A team of UF/IFAS scientists has reached a milestone in the fight against a widespread disease that affects palms throughout the southeastern ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Braham Dhillon, Department Of Plant Pathology, Ganoderma, Ganoderma Zonatum, News, Palm Disease, Palms, Plant Disease, Seemanti Chakrabarti, SFYL Hot Topic, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF IFAS News, UF/IFAS Research

Starting May 2: UF/IFAS program connects small-scale growers, entrepreneurs with digital marketing tools

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April 25, 2022

In today’s food market, small is good and local is what consumers seek to buy. Consumer-demand research by the U.S. Department of Agriculture tells us that communities want to buy from small, local businesses. This is good news for ... READ MORE

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Tags: Small Urban Farms, Trent Blare, UF IFAS News, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center
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Eco-friendly resolutions to top off your 2021 list if you live on Florida’s east coast

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January 5, 2021

SOUTHEAST FL. – January 2021 is up and running and many people like to dedicate the first month of the year to coming up with new year’s resolutions that will stick. While most want to forget the events of 2020, a look at what was accomplished ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: UF IFAS Extension, UF IFAS News, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County, UF/IFAS Extension Indian River County, UF/IFAS Extension Martin County, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County, UF/IFAS Extension Monroe County, UF/IFAS Extension Palm Beach County, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County
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Top five eco-friendly resolutions for 2021 just for Southeast Florida

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December 17, 2020

SOUTHEAST FL. – [inlinetweet prefix="" tweeter="" suffix=""]What will your resolution be for 2021? If you live in Southeast Florida, there are plenty of eco-friendly opportunities to explore.[/inlinetweet] In 2020, we learned to transform ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida Master Naturalist Program, Florida Sea Grant, Lisa Krimsky, Resolutions, Sustainability, UF IFAS News, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, UF/IFAS Extension Martin County, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County, UF/IFAS Extension Monroe County, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Agents, UF/IFAS Master Gardener Volunteer Program

Cracking the code on growing vanilla: DNA mystery uncovered by latest UF/IFAS research in South Florida

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December 11, 2020

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – University of Florida scientists have developed a tool to unlock the genetic traits that pinpoint the vanilla variety that produces an abundance of beans, grows efficiently and sustainably, with consumer-approved taste. As ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Alan Chambers, Elo Life Systems, Genome, Orchid, Plant Breeding, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF IFAS News, UF-IFAS, Vanilla, Vanilla At TREC
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Applications online to join UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Scholarship Program Introduced

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December 1, 2020

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Like to dabble in your community, church, or school gardens? Like giving your neighbor a helping hand on how to grow herbs, vegetables, and fruit? Interested in urban sustainable food systems, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS
Tags: Extension Broward Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Master Gardener Volunteer Program, UF IFAS Extension Broward, UF IFAS News

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