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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

UF/IFAS new global ecologist to address biodiversity in South Florida and beyond

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January 30, 2023

Florida is one of the most biodiverse states, ranking among the top five in the variety of bird and reptile species, according to studies commissioned by The Nature Conservancy. Unfortunately, Florida is also one of the leading states ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: BioBlitz, Biodiversity, Birding, California Academy Of Sciences, Citizen Science, City Nature Challenge, Climate Change, Conservation, Corey Callaghan, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Global Ecology, INaturalist, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Natural History Museum Of Los Angeles County, News, The Nature Conservancy, UF/IFAS, Urbanization, WEC, Wildlife

Miami-Dade 4-H teens head to Washington D.C. to showcase skills in agricultural technology

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January 26, 2023

Last summer, 4-H teens from Miami-Dade County worked on a five-week apprenticeship to address food insecurity by growing food in unconventional spaces in Overtown. Now, two of the six interns will take what they learned to the Ignite ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Blog Community, Curriculum, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agriscience, Agritech, Agrotechnology, Cooperative Extension, Florida 4-H, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Food Insecurity, Food Security, Hydroponics, Ignite By 4-H National Conference, Indoor Vertical Farming, Miami-Dade Count Y Public Schools, STEM, Teens, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County, Urban Food Farming, Usda, Vertical Farming, Workforce Development
Two people in a forest working to start a prescribed fire

What do you wear to a prescribed fire? UF/IFAS fire scientists explains


January 25, 2023

In honor of Florida’s Prescribed Fire Awareness Week, we talked with UF/IFAS fire scientist Raelene Crandall about some of the critical tools of prescribed fire work: personal protective equipment, or PPE. A former wildlands firefighter, ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Prescribed Fire, Raelene Crandall, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences

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