Whether its cakes or candles, cough drops or cleaning solutions, vanilla is one of the most sought-after and widely used flavoring and aromatic agents applied across industries.
As domestic companies pledge to remove artificial vanilla ... READ MORE
Today, most lawns are planted with just one variety of a given turfgrass species, but that genetic uniformity makes them more vulnerable to pests and disease.
Scientists conducted a four-year study to see how lawns with a blend of turf ... READ MORE
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals, has elected five UF/IFAS faculty members to the newest class of AAAS Fellows, among ... READ MORE
Dana Choi grew up in South Korea but considers Florida her second home.
She spent several years on the main campus of the University of Florida, getting her master’s and doctoral degrees in agricultural and biological engineering from the ... READ MORE
QUINCY, Fla. --- Tomatoes are big business in Florida, the nation’s top producer of the popular fruit, but an insect no bigger than a grain of rice threatens growers’ fields each season.
The whitefly prefers the underside of leaves, enjoying ... READ MORE
In Florida, pesticide licensing exams help ensure the state’s approximately 70,000 pesticide applicators follow state regulations and best practices for mitigating the impact of chemicals on the environment.
Historically, the exam has only ... READ MORE
MIAMI-DADE, Fla – University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is holding a free webinar on Phantasma scale, a pest affecting palms and other ornamental plants detected late last year in St. Lucie and Martin counties.
In ... READ MORE
Recently discovered genetic knowledge of two nuisance western honey bee subspecies will help commercial and hobby beekeepers.
A new UF/IFAS study identified genetic characteristics relevant to the production and behavioral attributes of these ... READ MORE
WIMAUMA, Fla. --- With about 200,000 migrant farmworkers in Florida, UF/IFAS Extension and the UF College of Medicine will screen as many as possible for various health conditions and give them nutrition information to help improve access to ... READ MORE
LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- Citrus growers depend on the latest information regarding the best irrigation and nutrition strategies for growing productive trees. University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers will share ... READ MORE