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Bee appearance and behavior may be related, genetic study reveals


January 18, 2022

Recently discovered genetic knowledge of two nuisance western honey bee subspecies will help commercial and hobby beekeepers. A new UF/IFAS study identified genetic characteristics relevant to the production and behavioral attributes of these ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Africanized Bees, Beekeeping, Bees, Entomology, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services, Genetic Markers, Genetics, Honey Bee Research And Extension Lab, Honey Bees, Honeybee, Insects, UF/IFAS, UFHoneyBee, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension, Usda, USDA APHIS

UF/IFAS, UF College of Medicine combine to offer health screenings for farmworkers


January 18, 2022

WIMAUMA, Fla. --- With about 200,000 migrant farmworkers in Florida, UF/IFAS Extension and the UF College of Medicine will screen as many as possible for various health conditions and give them nutrition information to help improve access to ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, CAFE Latino, Farmworkers, Health Fair, John Diaz, Plant City, UF Health

Citrus Irrigation and Nutrient Management Workshop Planned for February 8


January 13, 2022

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- Citrus growers depend on the latest information regarding the best irrigation and nutrition strategies for growing productive trees. University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers will share ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE
Tags: Chris Oswalt, Citrus, Citrus Research And Education Center, Citrus Trees, Davie Kadyampakeni, Irrigation, Nutrition, Soil And Water Sciences, Workshop
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Peanut Butter Challenge collects over 22 tons statewide


January 13, 2022

Over 45,000 pounds of peanut butter have now been sent out to local food banks statewide following the 2021 Peanut Butter Challenge, an effort led by the Cooperative Extension offices of UF/IFAS and Florida A&M University (FAMU) in partnership ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, EVENTS, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Covid-19, Escambia County, Libbie Johnson, Peanut Butter Challenge, Peanuts, UF/IFAS Extension Levy County

Viruses don’t just make you sick. They affect your gut bacteria, too, study finds


January 11, 2022

Norovirus is responsible for millions of cases of food poisoning each year. New evidence suggests the common bug alters the bacteria that live in our gut. These findings shed light on the connection between the gut microbiome and overall ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Gut Bacteria, Mariola Edelmann, Melissa Jones, Microbiology And Cell Science, News
A group gathers with shovels to dig a hole to plant a tree.

Celebrate Florida Arbor Day with UF/IFAS Extension


January 11, 2022

Florida Arbor Day lands on Jan. 21 this year and UF/IFAS has opportunities to celebrate across the Sunshine State. Events include tree giveaways, education on tree selection based on region and more. The date, shifted up from national Arbor ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Central Florida, Florida Arbor Day, Free Trees, Tree Giveaway, UF/IFAS Extension Lake County, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County, UF/IFAS Extension St. Johns County

UF survey: ‘Florida’ branding on orange juice helps it sell better


January 10, 2022

Consumers are more likely to buy orange juice if they think the fruit comes from Florida, new University of Florida research shows. In fact, top reasons consumers purchase orange juice include taste, health benefits and origin of the fruit. Grocery ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition
Tags: Citrus Greening Disease, Consumers, Florida, Food And Resource Economics, Grocery Shopping, Health Benefits, Orange Juice, Taste, Willingness To Pay, Yan Heng

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