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UF/IFAS research on crocodiles provides key insights on wildlife aging


June 24, 2022

Many wildlife scientists worldwide need to know why certain species live longer than others. If they know the reasons behind longevity, scientists can provide vital management data to help conserve species. Scientists at the UF/IFAS Fort ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: @TheCrocDocs, American Crocodile, Conservation, Crocodiles, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Longevity, Species, Tetrapods, Venetia Briggs-Gonzalez, Wildlife

UF scientists finding grapes to grow in Florida; upcoming field day to feature research update, wine-making workshop


June 23, 2022

Florida farmers and other businesspeople are bubbling with enthusiasm to make wine. There are about 40 wineries around Florida. Further, as of 2017 (the most recent year for which there’s data), growers in the Sunshine State were producing ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Ali Sarkhosh, Andrew MacIntosh, Diseases, Fermentation, Field Trials, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Grape Field Day, Grapes, Horticultural Sciences, Muscadine Grapes, Plant Science Research And Education Unit, Wine
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Find Your Frugal: Five money-saving tips for grocery shoppers


June 21, 2022

About this series Rising costs have brought on rising concerns. The ripple effects of the years-long COVID pandemic continue to surface in economies worldwide, from grocery shelves to gas pumps. In an ongoing effort to help people – ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Family Nutrition Program, Find Your Frugal, Grocery Shopping, Inflation, Saving Money, Sharon Austin

UF/IFAS researchers will use AI to assess livestock mobility


June 16, 2022

University of Florida scientists want to assess livestock mobility faster and more accurately, ultimately helping farm animal health and production. To do so, they’ll use artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze high-definition video of ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: #aiatuf, Analysis, Animal Sciences, Artificial Intelligence, Cattle, Gait, Genome, Horses, Locomotion, Mobility, Samantha Brooks, Swine, Video
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Invasive plants can threaten native species by changing seasonal animal behavior


June 15, 2022

Invasive plants don’t just outcompete native plants but can also change animal behavior in ways that disadvantage native plants as well. Invasive cogongrass is a problem in longleaf pine ecosystems. A new study found that when cogongrass ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, NATURAL RESOURCES, Wildlife
Tags: Cogongrass, Cotton Rat, Jesse Borden, Longleaf Pine, News, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

UF releases 4 new caladium varieties as Florida continues to lead the world in production of this popular ornamental


June 14, 2022

Caladium lovers owe Florida a debt of gratitude. The Sunshine State serves as the sole source of caladiums for the world, satisfying the needs of growers and consumers. “Caladiums love summer rains and heat and thrive in our climate,” ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Caladiums, Cultivars, Environmental Horticulture, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Plant Breeding, Zhanao Deng
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June 25: Join UF/IFAS to support conservation of imperiled crocodile species


June 8, 2022

Local scientists and students from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are leading research efforts to save an endangered species of crocodiles in Colombia. On June 25, faculty, students and scientists ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: CROC Docs, CrocFest, Crocodiles, Endangered Species, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Summer CrocFest, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, UF/IFAS Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

New funds enhance UF/IFAS work in nutrient application rate research, AI, more


June 7, 2022

With the final approval from the governor’s pen, the newest Florida state budget is set to take effect July 1, a date that also marks the beginning or continuation of several UF/IFAS projects. In addition to a $3.6 million increase to the ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Ecosystem Services, Geomatics, J. Scott Angle, Nutrient Application Rates, Research Funding, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, State Budget

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