UF/IFAS, Broward County’s public middle schools partner to showcase global ideas on water sustainability

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May 25, 2023

Finding ways to protect water resources is top of mind for some of today’s youth. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) seeks to support students and schools by supplementing educators’ curriculums ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Broward County Public Schools, Global Scholars, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Kimberly Moore, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, University Of Florida, Water, Water Resources, Water Sustainability

Float ‘GatorByte’ down a stream and find pollutants – and their sources

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May 25, 2023

Water resource managers can now put a buoy in a lake or stream and find locations of pollutants and other problems – as well as their sources – all for about $1,000, say University of Florida researchers. Because the device is a result ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Buoy, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Eban Bean, GatoryByte, Manatee County, Piyush Agade, Pollutants, Sarasota County, Station, Water, Water Quality, Water Resources
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En el Día Nacional del Caimán Americano, los expertos de UF/IFAS nos explican lo interesantes que son estos icónicos reptiles

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May 24, 2023

Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas del distrito sureste de UF/IFAS. Los caimanes americanos son uno de los depredadores beneficiosos más grandes y que han resistido la prueba del tiempo en el equilibrio de los ecosistemas. Sin ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Aligators, Caimanes Americanos, Conservacion, CROC Docs, Depredadores, Ecologia, Espanol, Everglades, FLREC, Frank Mazotti, Humedales, Reptil, Sergio Balaguera-Reina, Spanish, UF/IFAS, Venetia Briggs-Gonzalez, Vida Silvestre
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On National Alligator Day, May 29, there’s plenty to appreciate about these toothy reptiles, UF/IFAS experts explain

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May 24, 2023

American alligators are one of the largest beneficial predators that have stood the test of time balancing ecosystems. Yet, they’re largely misunderstood. “Often sensationalized, these iconic reptiles are recognized by biologists and ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Alligator, Florida Everglades, Frank Mazzotti, Louisiana, National Alligator Day, Reptile, Sergio Balaguera-Reina, The Croc Docs, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, Venetia Briggs-Gonzalez, Wildlife Conservation
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Miami-Dade County 4-H, part of $12.5M grant to empower underserved communities

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May 23, 2023

Thanks to a $12.5 million grant from The Children's Trust, the 4-H Youth Development Program at UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County is set to expand its outreach to communities in need. The Children’s Trust has awarded the grant to ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Curriculum, Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H, 4-H Miami-Dade, 4-H Youth Development Program, Agriculture Education, Agritech, AgriTech And Food Systems Internship, Food Systems, Healthy Eating, Kenan Bridges, STEM, The Children's Trust, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County, Youth Fitness
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Pumpout Nav mobile app for boaters expands to Florida

May 19, 2023

Florida Sea Grant, the University of Florida and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection are excited to announce that Pumpout Nav is available to Florida boaters. Boaters now have access to an interactive tool to locate more than ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, UF/IFAS, Water
Tags: Boat, Boating, Clean Vessel Act, Coastal And Marine Resources, Florida Department Of Environmental Protection, Florida Sea Grant, National Safe Boating Week, Water, Water Quality
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Study: Wildfire spread risk increases where trees, shrubs replace grasses

May 18, 2023

A wildfire modeling study found that the risk of spot fires, where lofted sparks ignite foliage or buildings, increases in places where woody plants like shrubs and trees replace herbaceous plants like grasses. Prescribed burning ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Forest Management, Grassland, Prescribed Fire, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Spot Fires, Victoria Donovan, West Florida Research And Education Center, WFREC, Wildfire, Wildfires

Data from two new UF/IFAS citrus varieties experiments advances

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May 17, 2023

By ROBIN KOESTOYO FORT PIERCE, Fla.--- Citrus growers in Florida’s “River” production region along the Indian River Lagoon develop unsurpassed flavor and texture in a fresh grapefruit product coveted worldwide. Growers in the area ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Greening, Flavia Zambon, Grapefruit, Hlb, Indian River Research And Education Center, Mark Ritenour, Millennium Block, Research, Ronald D. Cave, Rootstocks, Scions

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