Coral reef ecosystems are severely threatened by pollution, disease, overharvesting and other factors. For thousands of years, long-spined sea urchins helped keep reefs intact. They eat seaweed, which can kill or seriously damage coral. Without ... READ MORE
Effective food systems– which include the people, processes and places involved with moving food from local farm to plates – provide equity, sustainability, profitability and resiliency to communities. UF/IFAS researchers conducted a study ... READ MORE
A treatment to support Florida’s citrus trees needs to be applied now to be most effective.
Plant growth regulators are one tool that Florida citrus growers can use to reduce fruit drop. But how and when they are applied on the tree are ... READ MORE
WHAT: On August 18, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County will host a taste-testing of locally grown honey varieties direct from beekeepers. Honey tastings will be available while supplies last from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Examples of honey available ... READ MORE
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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
In their quest to improve strawberry flavor, University of Florida scientists have found the genes behind several aromatic chemicals that enhance the fruit’s taste.
These findings will help UF/IFAS researchers Vance Whitaker and Seonghee ... READ MORE
Some workplaces can be dangerous. In fact, more than 2 million people were injured or got sick in America, while on the job in the private sector in 2021.
That’s why University of Florida researcher Serap Gorucu and her colleagues make ... READ MORE
In Florida, pesticide licensing exams help ensure the state’s approximately 70,000 pesticide applicators are properly certified to follow state regulations and best practices for mitigating the impact of chemicals on the environment.
After ... READ MORE
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A team of UF/IFAS scientists has reached a milestone in the fight against a widespread disease that affects palms throughout the southeastern United States.
Caused by a fungus, Ganoderma zonatum, it produces symptoms ... READ MORE
How many years have you been with UF/IFAS and what is your current role?
I hit 22 years as of August. I wear many hats. I am the UF/IFAS Extension director for Bay County and a regional specialized agent for Florida Sea Grant, specifically ... READ MORE