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UF therapeutic horticulture program generates zen for students

Megan Winslow
April 10, 2024

Every spring, vehicles converge at the intersection of Mowry Road and Gale Lemerand Drive as green thumbs arrive for the annual Wilmot Botanical Gardens plant sale. Although they may not know it, much of the greenery they load into their vehicles ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Horticulture, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, Work & Life
Tags: Ben Sasse, Elizabeth Diehl, IFAS, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Julie Abrams-Bernier, Kai Tham, Megan Winslow, Plant Sale, Strategic Funding, Therapeutic Horticulture, Therapy, UF, UF Counseling And Wellness Center, UF/IFAS, University Of Florida, University Of Florida College Of Medicine, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Wilmot Botanical Gardens

UF/IFAS scientists launch landscape water use survey to enhance water conservation efforts, programs statewide

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April 10, 2024

Looking for ways to help save on your household water bill? Wondering how often to irrigate the lawn? Perhaps you are looking at the use of technologies that will help you gauge when and how often to irrigate. A team of University of Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Climate Change, Environmental Horticulture, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Horticulture Department, Irrigation, Landscape Water Use Survey, Lawn, Natural Resources, News, Soil, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Sustainability, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Water Conservation

UF/IFAS experts give tips to manage the eastern lubber grasshopper, which can damage plants, citrus and vegetables

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April 10, 2024

Eastern lubber grasshoppers are out in force throughout the Southeast, including some parts of Florida. They’re munching away on landscape plants, citrus and vegetable crops, while gardeners and growers are trying to minimize the damage. These ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Citrus, Crop Damage, Eastern Lubber Grasshopper, Gardens, Norm Leppla, Pest Management, Tia Silvasy, UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County, Vegetables

New study shows seafood waste less profound than previously thought

Megan Winslow
April 9, 2024

A new study shows seafood food loss and waste in the United States is approximately 22.7%, a drastic decrease from previous estimates of between 43% and 47%. The study, conducted in part by researchers from the University of Florida Institute ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Alena Poulin, Aquaculture, Aquatic, Commercial Fishing, Farmed Fish, Fish, Food, Food Security, Frank Asche, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, James Anderson, Megan Winslow, Nature, Resource Economics, Seafood, Sustainability, UF/IFAS, University Of Florida, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Waste

Here’s what’s on tap for Citizen Science Month at UF/IFAS

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April 4, 2024

Scientists need help from residents, and that is what Citizen Science Month is all about. This national observance, held nationally in April, highlights the importance of how consumers engage in science by partnering with scientists on ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Boating, CISMAs, Citizen Science, Citizen Science Month, City Nature Challenge, Climate Change, Environment, Environmental Horticulture, Family, Florida Sea Grant, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Landscape Water Survey, News, SoFLo City Nature Challenge, Southwest Florida Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas, Southwest Florida Invasive Fish Roundup, UF Extension Wildflower Bioblitz, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County

MEDIA ALERT: Broward youth grow food, protect environment with UF/IFAS at YMCA Weston

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April 4, 2024

WHAT: How do you capture the attention of youth, so they embrace environmentally friendly habits? How do you engage them in adopting sustainable best practices that will grow with them? You introduce food into the picture and engage all their ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Blog Community, Conservation, Curriculum, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: Environmental Stewards, Kimberly Moore, Media Alert, UF IFAS Extension Broward, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County 4-H, YMCA, Youth
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Investigadores de Suecia y de University of Florida conectan al microbioma infantil con el desarrollo de autismo y TDAH

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April 4, 2024

Creado por Megan Winslow, especialista en relaciones públicas de UF/IFAS.  Un estudio, el primero de su tipo, ha identificado bacterias en el contenido de los microbiomas de los niños que se considera podría contribuir al desarrollo de ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: ABIS, All Babies In Southeast Sweden, Angelica Ahrens, Antibioticos, Autismo, Bacterias, Bebes, Cell, Citrobacter, Coprococcus, Departamento De Microbiologia Y Ciencias Celulares De UF/IFAS, Desarrollo Neurologico, Discapacidad Intelectual, El Trastorno Por Deficit De Atencion E Hiperactividad, Eric Triplett, Espanol, Exposiciones Ambientales, Factores Ambientales, Función Cerebral, Infantes, Infecciones Del Oido, Lancet Neurology, Microbioma, Microbioma Infantil, Microbiomas, Microorganismos, Ninos, Poblacion Control, Riboflavina, Spanish, Suecia, Tabaquismo, TDAH, Trastornos Del Habla, Trastornos Del Neurodesarrollo, UF/IFAS, Universidad De Linköping, Universidad De Örebro, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), Vitamina B2
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UF and Swedish researchers connect childhood microbiome with development of autism, ADHD

Megan Winslow
April 3, 2024

A first-of-its-kind study has identified bacteria in the contents of children’s microbiomes that are believed to contribute to the development of neurodevelopmental disorders – years before the children are diagnosed with the disorders. ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS
Tags: ABIS, ADHD, All Babies In Southeast Sweden, Angelica Ahrens, Autism, Cell, Department Of Microbiology And Cell Science, Early Child Development, Eric Triplett, Gut Microbiome, Intellectual Disability, Linköping University, Megan Winslow, Microbiology, Microbiome, Neurodevelopmental Disorder, Örebo University, Smoking, Speech Disorders, UF/IFAS, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences

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