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Florida Agricultural Policy Conference to focus on Farm Bill and crops

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February 8, 2023

Agricultural policy such as the Farm Bill pending before Congress, commodity outlooks and environmental management issues will lead the topics for the eighth annual Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference on March 2 at the UF/IFAS Gulf ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, UF/IFAS
Tags: Commodities, Derek Farnsworth, Farm Bill, Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference, Food And Resource Economics Department, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, J. Scott Angle

UF/IFAS plant breeders can play ‘Cupid’ for Valentine’s Day

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February 7, 2023

Roses are red, violets are blue, but plants may be just right for you to give your Valentine this year. They can be as pretty as roses, and University of Florida scientists breed oodles of ornamentals. For example, David Clark, a UF/IFAS ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Alfred Huo, Aroma, Caladium, Coleus, David Clark, Gerbera Daisy, Gift, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Plant Breeding, Snapdragons, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day Plants, Zhanao Deng

2023 Spring Festival of Flowers


February 6, 2023

  The 2023 Spring Festival of Flowers kicks off March 31 at the shared campus of the UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center (WFREC) and Pensacola State College in Milton. The weekend-long event draws visitors from near and ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS
Tags: Community Events, Event, Free Event, Milton, Pensacola State College, Spring Festival Of Flowers, West Florida Research And Education Center, WFREC

UF/IFAS scientists rethink food possibilities with 3D food printer

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February 2, 2023

For years, 3D printers have become an increasingly useful technology for creating everything from rollercoaster models to houses. But what about printing food? Adam Watson and Ziynet Boz, two UF/IFAS professors in the agricultural and biological ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: 3D Food Printer, Adam Watson, Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Food Is Our Middle Name, Ziynet Boz

UF/IFAS launches new citrus program for home gardeners


February 2, 2023

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. -- Citrus is an iconic part of the Florida experience. Many residents and visitors have fond memories of driving past acres of lush citrus trees whose annual blossoms filled the air with a distinctive and lovely aroma. Today, ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Citrus In The Home Landscap, Citrus Research And Education Center, Fred Gmitter, Jude Grosser, Lauren Diepenbrock, Lemons, Limes, Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Michael Rogers, OLL-4, OLL-8, Oranges, Sugar Belle

Using AI technology can find, help control smutgrass, which can take over pastures and cost ranchers plenty

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February 2, 2023

Smutgrass can spread quickly and take over grazing lands, leaving cattle with little left to eat. “It can completely invade a pasture within three years, if left untreated. It is quite common to see pastures in Southern Florida that are ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: #aiatuf, Artificial Intelligence, Invasive, Range Cattle Research And Education Center, Smutgrass, UF IFAS Agronomy

Be aware of these common toxic plants, experts say

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February 1, 2023

Weeds and invasive plants can be a nuisance to a home or business landscape, and some of them are also toxic to people or animals. A new UF/IFAS publication details some of the most common poisonous plants found in Florida residential landscapes. Ingestion ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Awareness, Gardening, Landscape, Marble, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Poisonous Plants, Scouting, Toxic, Toxic Plants, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Weed Science

Florida leads the world in caladium bulb production, thanks in part to UF/IFAS scientists

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February 1, 2023

Terri Bates knows that if she wants to sell a good caladium, she can count on University of Florida scientists, including Zhanao Deng. “We grow 12 UF/IFAS varieties developed by Dr. Deng, and they are a huge asset to our business as well ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: 'Lava Glow', Caladium Bulbs, Caladiums, Cultivars, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Ornamental Plants, UF/IFAS Plant Breeding, Varieties, Zhanao Deng
Silver on the periodic table of elements

Silver nanoparticles show promise in fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria


January 31, 2023

For centuries, silver has been known to have antimicrobial properties. New research investigated whether silver nanoparticles could amplify the effects of antibiotics on antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The study found that small amounts ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Antibiotic Resistance, Antibiotics, Autumn Dove, Daniel Czyz, Microbiology And Cell Science, Nanotechnolgoy, News, Silver

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