Spread the word: Peanut Butter Challenge kicks off Oct. 1

September 25, 2023

Start Giving Season early this year by participating in UF/IFAS Extension’s 2023 Peanut Butter Challenge throughout October. The friendly competition among counties asks community members to bring a jar of peanut butter to their local UF/IFAS ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida Peanut Federation, Florida Peanut Producers Association, Jennifer Bearden, Karla Shelnutt, Peanut Butter Challenge

UF/IFAS Facilities Rebuild from Hurricane Idalia with Help from Volunteers, Emergency Response Crews

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September 25, 2023

When Hurricane Idalia barreled through the Big Bend region of Florida, Mike Allen was stuck in Gainesville, watching a beloved facility get slammed by storm surge while The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore reported from the facility’s second-story ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Disaster Preparation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life

Huracán Idalia: los economistas de UF estiman pérdidas en la producción agrícola de Florida que superan los $78 millones

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September 22, 2023

Creado por Kirsten Romaguera, especialista en relaciones públicas de UF/IFAS. El Programa de Análisis del Impacto Económico de UF/IFAS evalúa los impactos en la agricultura de Florida luego de eventos climáticos extremos. El informe ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Christa Court, Cultivos, Danos Estructurales, Departamento De Economia De Alimentos Y Recursos De UF/IFAS, Economia Agricola, Economistas, EIAP, El Programa De Analisis Del Impacto Economico De UF/IFAS, Encuesta, Espanol, Estimaciones, Evaluacion Del Impacto Economico, FRE, Ganaderia, Huracan Idalia, Huracanes, Idalia, Impacto En Produccion, Impactos, Inundaciones, Lluvias, Perdidas, Perdidas Economicas, Spanish, Tormentas, Vientos, Xiaohui Qiao

Hurricane Idalia: Florida agricultural production losses top $78M, UF economists estimate

September 21, 2023

The UF/IFAS Economic Impact Analysis Program assesses impacts to Florida agriculture following extreme weather events. The preliminary report for Hurricane Idalia is newly released. The report estimates a credible range of losses ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Livestock, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agricultural Economics, Christa Court, Economic Impact Analysis Program, Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Department, FRED, Hurricane Idalia, UF/IFAS Economic Impact Analysis Program, Xiaohui Qiao

UF/IFAS scientists seek to lure mosquitoes, build better surveillance system for southeast region with USDA-NIFA grant

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September 21, 2023

Mosquitoes’ sense of smell tells them when humans and wildlife are in biting distance, according to science. Over time, scientists have learned which types of scents and fragrances can lure mosquitoes best. Over the next two years, ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: BEACONS, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Dashboard, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Florida Mosquito COntrol Districts, Invasive Mosquito Surveillance, Invasive Species, Lindsay Campbell, Mosquito Biodiversity Enhancement And Control Of Non-native Species, Mosquito Traps, Mosquitoes, Native Species, U.S. Department Of Agriculture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, USDA National Institute Of Food And Agriculture, USDA National Integrated Pest Management Roadmap, USDA-NIFA, Yoosook Lee

A year after Ian, Southwest Florida recovering with help of UF/IFAS Extension

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September 20, 2023

In the year since Hurricane Ian unleashed its fury on Southwest Florida, UF/IFAS Extension agents have helped communities in their long road to recovery. Left in the path of the hurricane’s 150 mph winds and flooding rain: damaged crops, ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Agriculture, Damage, David Outerbridge, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Hurricane Ian, Lessons, Lindsey Wiggins, Livestock, Nurseries, One-year Anniversary, Ralph Mitchell, Resilience, Resilient Working Waterfronts, UF/IFAS Extension Charlotte County, UF/IFAS Extension Lee County
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From rise to rule, a UF/IFAS team records the spread of Asian subterranean termites through Florida’s southernmost point

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September 18, 2023

A University of Florida study published in Biological Invasions provides a one-of-a-kind evolutionary map and timeline that reconstructs the historical spread of the Asian subterranean termite over 22 years on Key West. “Although ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Asian Subterranean Termites, Biological Invasions, Entomology, Fumigation, Geographic Information Systems, Geomatics, Ground-based Treatments, Hartwig Henry Hochmair, Invasive, Journal Management Of Biological Invasions, Key West, Rudolph Scheffrahn, Stock Island, Taxonomy, Termites, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center

UF/IFAS alcanzó un nuevo récord para el año fiscal del 2023 con más de $300 millones en gastos de investigación

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September 18, 2023

Creado por Meredith Bauer, sénior especialista en relaciones públicas de UF/IFAS. University of Florida - Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) alcanzó un nuevo récord para el año fiscal del 2023 con más de $300 millones ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Encuesta, Espanol, Fundacion Nacional De Ciencias, HERD, Investigaciones, Labor, Liderazgo, Progreso, Propuestas Cientificas, Robert Gilbert, Spanish, UF, UF/IFAS, Universidades Publicas

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