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New UF study shows liquid insecticides have limited impact against subterranean termite colonies


July 22, 2024

How do some of the most voracious subterranean termite species live and remain active around a house? They have a knack for “smelling death.” In the United States, there are two primary ways to protect a house from subterranean termites: ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Asian Subterranean Termites, Bait, Colonies, Death Zone, Entomology, Entomology And Nematology, Formosan Subterranean Termites, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Liquid Termiticides, News, Subterranean Termite, Termite Colonies, Termiticide, Thomas Chouvenc, UF/IFAS

Power through July, aka National Blueberry Month


July 17, 2024

As we celebrate National Blueberry Month in July, a University of Florida dietitian says the fruit could be called “power berries.” “Blueberries have fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese and potassium, and they have some of the highest ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS
Tags: Andrea Nikolai, Antioxidants, Breeder, Breeding, Cutlivars, Doug Phillips, National Blueberry Month, Nutrition, Patricio Munoz, Southern Highbush Blueberry, Statewide Blueberry Extension Coordinator, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County
MASS Haptic

Media Alert: New UF/IFAS pavilion to showcase renewable building materials


July 17, 2024

What: Construction of the MASS Haptic timber pavilion When: Tuesday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Where: The lawn east of the Constans Theatre, 1800 McCarty Drive, Gainesville. Look for a green fence encircling the construction ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Atelier Mey, Austin Cary Forest, Carbon Footprint, CLT, Construction, Cross-laminated Timber, Educational Pavilion, Fisheries & Geomatics Sciences, Gainesville, IFAS, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Locally Grown, Locally Sourced, MASS Haptic, Outdoor, Pavilion, Reitz Union, Renewable Resources, School Of Forest, SFFGS, Sustainable, UF, University Of Florida
Townies Pizzeria composting workshop

UF/IFAS Extension partners with pizzeria to teach composting basics


July 16, 2024

As a soil biologist and agent for UF/IFAS Extension Nassau County, David Hébert teaches everything from selecting compostable food items to identifying microorganisms. Most recently, he’s done so from within a bustling Fernandina Beach shopping ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Amelia Plaza, Compost, Composting, David Hébert, Extension Nassau County, Fernandina Beach, Free, IFAS, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Lecture, Matt Klabacka, Megan V. Winslow, Megan Winslow, Microscopy, Northeast Florida Fair Association, Partnership, Soil Biology, Townies Pizzeria, UF, UF/IFAS, University Of Florida, Winn-Dixie, Workshop

UF experts warn of potential peril caused by ocean acidification


July 11, 2024

The world’s oceans absorb about 30% of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which does not bode well for Florida’s 825 miles of coastline. Carbon dioxide can contribute to ocean acidification -- a reduction in the pH of the ocean -- which ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Atmosphere, Carbon Dioxide, Clams, Coral Reef, Emissions, Florida Aquarium, Florida Sea Grant, Josh Patterson, Lisa Krimsky, Marine, Ocean Acidification, Oysters, Pathogens, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Sea Urchins, Water Pollution
Diatoms

UF study reveals environmental impact of artificial sweeteners


July 8, 2024

The human body’s inability to break down sucralose, an artificial sweetener found in many zero-calorie food and drink products, is well established by scientific research. The compound is so stable that it escapes wastewater treatment processing ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Algae, Amelia Westmoreland, Aquatic Biology, Aquatic Environment, Artificial Sweetener, Bacteria, Biology, Cyanobacteria, Diatom, Ecosystem, Envionrmental, Environment, Environmental Impact, Environmental Impacts, Food Chain, IFAS, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Marine, Megan Winslow, Microbial Communities, Microbial Respiration, Nutrient, Photosynthesis, Soil, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Sucralose, Tracey Schafer, UF, UF/IFAS, University Of Florida, Wastewater, Water And Ecosystem Sciences Department, Whitney Laboratory For Marine Bioscience, Zero-calorie

UF scientists plan to study whether cover crops or compost can increase the efficiency, resiliency of tomatoes, other produce


July 2, 2024

Growers are always looking for ways to maintain or increase their yields and boost the ability of their crops to resist pests, diseases and heat brought on by climate change. That’s particularly the case when you grow crops in a high-intensity ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Climate, Compost, Cover Crops, Fertilizer, Fumigation, Grant, High-intensity Production System, National Institute Of Food And Agriculture, Sarah Strauss, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Tomatoes

Scientists seek public help to prevent spread of invasive soft coral along Florida’s coast


July 1, 2024

Scientists urge divers, recreational charters, residents and visitors exploring the waters of South Florida to look for an invasive soft coral species that has been reported on the nearby surrounding shores of Cuba. The invasive pulse ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Invasive Species, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Ana Zangroniz, Aquatic Invasives, Endangered Species Act, Florida Sea Grant, Invasion Science Research Institute, News, Paul Evans, Pulse Coral, Shelly Krueger, U.S. Geological Survey, UF/IFAS Extension

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