When rain falls on a forest, some of that water eventually flows into water bodies like rivers, wetlands, and aquifers. Scientists call this flow of water forest water yield, and how much water yield is produced depends on several factors.
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With demand for passion fruit growing in the United States, researchers are exploring how domestic production of this sought-after fruit could expand, thanks to a grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of ... READ MORE
Vijaya Gopal Kakani joins the University of Florida as professor and chair of the UF/IFAS agronomy department. He starts July 6.
As the new chair, Kakani will lead the department in its goal to improve and sustain food production while conserving ... READ MORE
New research led by a University of Florida scientist shows a development regulator can help plants grow. In the bigger picture, the study’s results also may help genome editing and as a result, plant breeding.
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Michael Burton spends the academic year teaching and conducting research in agronomy at Missouri State University. In the summer, he runs the family farm just outside Springfield, Missouri. You could say he practices what he preaches.
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You’re most likely to notice termites during their swarming activity, but colonies infesting trees and structures are active year-round in Florida. This puts properties at risk for costly damages and trees vulnerable to high winds.
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From avocado to zucchini, Florida is home to around 300 unique agricultural commodities. When the premier UF/IFAS tasting showcase, Flavors of Florida, returned May 5 to the Champions Club at UF’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, it put many ... READ MORE
Scientists at the University of Florida are the first to grow plants in soil from the Moon. They used soil collected during the Apollo 11, 12 and 17 missions.
In their experiment, the researchers wanted to know if plants would grow in ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Ninety-five faculty, staff and graduate students from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) were honored at the 15th Annual Florida Agricultural Experiment Station Research Awards ... READ MORE
Photo above shows a male Evarcha culicivora. (Image provided by Lisa Taylor, UF/IFAS)
For a creature that – legs and all – might be no larger than a pencil eraser, spiders continue to surprise researchers with their cognitive abilities.
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