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Florida black bear

UF expert shares safety tips as campus bear remains at large


June 14, 2024

As officials continued to patrol parts of the University of Florida campus where they last spotted a bear Thursday evening, a wildlife ecologist offered advice about staying safe in the event of a bear encounter. (more…) READ MORE

Category: Conservation, UF/IFAS, Wildlife
Tags: Bear, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission, FWC, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Kristen Grace, Lake Alice, Lake Alice Conservation Area, Latrell Simmons, Mark Hostetler, Megan Winslow, Mowry Road, Ocala National Forest, San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park, UF/IFAS, UFPD, University Of Florida, University Of Florida Police Department, Wildlife, Wildlife Ecology
Scallop sorter

UF, Florida Sea Grant offer free tool as scallop season starts


June 13, 2024

Florida’s recreational scalloping season begins Saturday with shores off Dixie County and part of Taylor County opening for harvest and those along other Gulf Coast counties soon to follow. (more…) READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Sea Grant, IFAS, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Megan Winslow, University Of Florida

Meet Berkley Barnes: From shy 4-H mini-member to legislative change agent


June 12, 2024

How does a shy youth grow into a confident and inspirational young leader advocating for legislative change at the state level? For Berkley Barnes, a 17-year-old St. Lucie resident and 4-H member, the journey entailed participation in ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Blog Community, , Clubs & Volunteers, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS
Tags: 4-H, 4-H Youth Development, Dana Trabulsy, Florida 4-H Legislature, Florida 4-H State Executive Board, News, R-Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, UF/IFAS, Workforce Development

UF scientists meeting craft brewer demand by converting hops to pellets


June 12, 2024

Many craft brewers prefer to make their product using hops pellets because of several advantages they provide over whole cone hops. To address a request by Tampa Bay-area craft brewers, University of Florida scientists are converting the crop ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Breeding, Brewers Association, Brewery, Cones, Craft Beer, Field Trials, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Harvest, Hops, LED Lighting, Pelletizer, Pellets, Shinsuke Agehara, Spring Hops Field Day, Zhanao Deng

UF scientists sequence a lantana genome, helping scientists prevent spread of invasive forms of the plant


June 11, 2024

A University of Florida scientist has sequenced the genome of one representative type of lantana, research that will help other plant breeders develop sterile varieties and help researchers control the plant from spreading. “This new genome ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species
Tags: Brooks Parrish, Cultivars, Environmental Horticulture, Genome, Genome Sequencing, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Invasive, Lantana, Plant, Sertilization, Zhanao Deng
Red snapper

Return ‘Em Right ahora ofrece un componente educativo en español


June 7, 2024

Creado por Megan Winslow, especialista en relaciones públicas de UF/IFAS.  La temporada de pargo rojo inició el 1 de junio, marcando también el comienzo de un curso diseñado para ayudar a los pescadores a preservar la población de esta ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Events, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Barotrauma, Blanquillo, Curso, Curso En Espanol En Linea, Espanol, Florida Sea Grant, Golfo De Mexico, Gratis, Hispanohablantes, Liberacion, Liberacion De Peces, Medregal, Mejores Practicas, Mero, Modulo De Educacion En Linea, Nick Haddad, Pargo, Pargo Rojo, Peces De Arrecife, Pequeria Sostenible, Pesca, Pescar, Poblaciones De Peces, Return 'Em Right, Salud De Las Pesquerias, Sobrevivencia, Spanish, UF/IFAS
Red snapper

Return ‘Em Right releases Spanish education component


June 6, 2024

Florida’s red snapper season opened June 1, and with it comes the release of a new tool to help anglers sustain the species’ population for years to come: a Spanish-language edition of Return ‘Em Right’s online education module. (more…) READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Recreation, UF/IFAS, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Angler, Barotrauma, Fish, Fishing, Gulf Of Mexico, Megan Winslow, Nick Haddad, Online, Reef Fish, Return 'Em Right, Snapper, Spanish, Translated

The secret lives of orchid bees uncovered: UF/IFAS study reveals unique social behaviors of these powerful pollinators


June 6, 2024

A new University of Florida study reveals insights into the secret social lives of the vibrant emerald green orchid bee known as Euglossa dilemma. Among those revelations is the bees’ ability to transition from living alone to cohabiting ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, Conservation, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Bees, Bumble Bees, Entomology And Nematology, Euglossa Dilemma, Featured Hot Topic, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Honey Bees, News, Orchid Bee, Social Bees, UF/IFAS, University Of Florida

UF study shows how strawberry growers can use less pesticide to control destructive chilli thrips


June 5, 2024

Florida strawberry growers can use less pesticide and save money as they try to control a mighty pest known as chilli thrips, University of Florida research shows. An invasive pest in the southeastern United States, chilli thrips was introduced ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Chilli Thrips, Entomology And Nematology, Field-border, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Pest Control, Pesticides, Spray, Sriyanka Lahiri, Strawberries

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