Four-Year Scholar, First-Generation Student to Graduate from UF/IFAS CALS

As a first-generation college student and Vietnamese immigrant, Phong Truong sees his heritage and socioeconomic status as playing valuable roles in his thirst for knowledge and journey toward earning a college degree. On May 4, Truong will celebrate… Read More

Yellow Fever, Asian Tiger Mosquitoes Both Adept at Transmitting Zika

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Yellow fever and Asian tiger mosquitoes found in Florida — and infected with the Zika virus — are good at transmitting the virus, new University of Florida research shows. Zika can make people sick and… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists honored as UF Research Foundation professors

By Kirsten Romaguera GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Six University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty members, whose research is at the forefront of important issues such as pest management and disease control, are among those selected… Read More

Grapefruit Grown Under Protective Screens Maximizes Fruit Yield

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Growers of one of Florida’s signature citrus crops, the grapefruit, may see more production and possibly less of the deadly citrus greening disease. Researchers have worked for four years, growing grapefruit under protective screens on… Read More

Media Alert: Take a Walk Through Nature for Better Health

Who:    UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County What:    Residents are invited to a free Earth Day walking event where they will experience new native plantings of trees at the UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County office. This event will kick off a… Read More

Celebrate Earth Day with UF/IFAS

Every Earth Day needs a scientific perspective. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has hundreds of scientists and educators ready to share scientific insights into today’s most important environmental issues. See below to some… Read More