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Researchers show how forested areas affect water resources in Florida


May 23, 2022

When rain falls on a forest, some of that water eventually flows into water bodies like rivers, wetlands, and aquifers. Scientists call this flow of water forest water yield, and how much water yield is produced depends on several factors. ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, NATURAL RESOURCES, Water
Tags: Ecosystem Services, Matthew Cohen, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Soil Moisture Sensor
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UF/IFAS, Mississippi State seek input to assess potential expansion of U.S. passion fruit industry


May 19, 2022

With demand for passion fruit growing in the United States, researchers are exploring how domestic production of this sought-after fruit could expand, thanks to a grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Jonathan Crane, Mississippi State University, Passion Fruit, Plant Breeding, UF/IFAS Plant Breeding, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center

UF scientists may have found a way to more efficiently apply genome editing to plant breeding


May 19, 2022

New research led by a University of Florida scientist shows a development regulator can help plants grow. In the bigger picture, the study’s results also may help genome editing and as a result, plant breeding. Development regulators are ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Alfred Huo, Development Regulator, DNA, Genome Editing, Horticultural Sciences, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Petri Dish, Plant Breeding, Snapdragons, Tomatoes

Professor/farmer named director of Southwest Florida REC


May 18, 2022

Michael Burton spends the academic year teaching and conducting research in agronomy at Missouri State University. In the summer, he runs the family farm just outside Springfield, Missouri. You could say he practices what he preaches. “On ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Agronomy, Citrus, Director, Diseases, Entomology And Nematology, Family Farm, Farms, J. Scott Angle, Michael Burton, Missouri State University, Pests, Plant Pathology, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center
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What is your termite risk in Florida? UF/IFAS scientists explain – it depends where you live


May 18, 2022

You’re most likely to notice termites during their swarming activity, but colonies infesting trees and structures are active year-round in Florida. This puts properties at risk for costly damages and trees vulnerable to high winds. Scientists ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Edis, Lyle Buss, Rudolph Scheffrahn, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF Insect ID Lab, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, University Of Florida Termite Collection

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