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July 4th feature: UF researcher is a new U.S. citizen; learn about his work in sustainability


June 30, 2022

This Independence Day might feel a little different for José Dubeux, a professor at the University of Florida’s North Florida Research and Education Center (UF/IFAS NFREC). Monday marks his first Fourth of July holiday as an American citizen. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agronomy, Cattle Industry, Extension, Feature, Forage, Jose Dubeux, Livestock, NFREC, North Florida Research And Education Center, Research
Kombucha in glasses

Food scientist explains kombucha’s growing appeal, how it’s made


June 28, 2022

Kombucha, a fizzy drink made from fermented tea, used to be found only at specialty stories. But today, many grocery stores carry an array of kombucha products. Both consumers and kombucha brewers are driving this trend, said Katherine Thompson-Witrick, ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Fermentation, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Katherine Thompson-Witrick, Kombucha

UF/IFAS begins research to update best management practices for key Florida crops


June 27, 2022

UF/IFAS received $8.8 million to conduct new research that will provide farmers with new and improved recommendations for fertilization of key Florida crops. The funding, approved by the Florida Legislature, will be administered by the Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Best Management Practices, BMPs, Citrus, Fertilization, Grain Corn, Green Beans, Nutrient Application Rates, Nutrient Management, Potatoes, Research, Thomas Obreza, Tomatoes, UF/IFAS Research

‘Flip My Florida Yard’ season 2 streaming now


June 27, 2022

Earlier this year, 10 homeowners across 10 Florida counties were chosen to have either their front yard or their back yard “flipped” into a Florida-Friendly paradise. Now, the hard work of the landscape teams, planners and designers comes ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Lawn
Tags: "Flip My Florida Yard", Chad Crawford, Esen Momol, Florida Department Of Environmental Protection, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Landscaping, Natural Resources, Tina McIntyre, Tom Wichman, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County

UF/IFAS research on crocodiles provides key insights on wildlife aging


June 26, 2022

Many wildlife scientists worldwide need to know why certain species live longer than others. If they know the reasons behind longevity, scientists can provide vital management data to help conserve species. Scientists at the UF/IFAS Fort ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: @TheCrocDocs, American Crocodile, Conservation, Crocodiles, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Longevity, Species, Tetrapods, Venetia Briggs-Gonzalez, Wildlife

UF scientists finding grapes to grow in Florida; upcoming field day to feature research update, wine-making workshop


June 23, 2022

Florida farmers and other businesspeople are bubbling with enthusiasm to make wine. There are about 40 wineries around Florida. Further, as of 2017 (the most recent year for which there’s data), growers in the Sunshine State were producing ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Ali Sarkhosh, Andrew MacIntosh, Diseases, Fermentation, Field Trials, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Grape Field Day, Grapes, Horticultural Sciences, Muscadine Grapes, Plant Science Research And Education Unit, Wine
grocery list

Find Your Frugal: Five money-saving tips for grocery shoppers


June 21, 2022

About this series Rising costs have brought on rising concerns. The ripple effects of the years-long COVID pandemic continue to surface in economies worldwide, from grocery shelves to gas pumps. In an ongoing effort to help people – ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Family Nutrition Program, Find Your Frugal, Grocery Shopping, Inflation, Saving Money, Sharon Austin

UF/IFAS researchers will use AI to assess livestock mobility


June 16, 2022

University of Florida scientists want to assess livestock mobility faster and more accurately, ultimately helping farm animal health and production. To do so, they’ll use artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze high-definition video of ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: #aiatuf, Analysis, Animal Sciences, Artificial Intelligence, Cattle, Gait, Genome, Horses, Locomotion, Mobility, Samantha Brooks, Swine, Video

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