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El uso de pesticidas y fertilizantes puede ser perjudicial para los humanos, la vida silvestre y el medio ambiente. Debido a esta razón, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences (FDACS) ... READ MORE
Songbirds are sought after as pets for their beautiful songs, but researchers wanted to know if the color of their feathers is associated with their prevalence in the pet trade
A new study shows that the brightest and most uniquely colored ... READ MORE
Scientists at the University of Florida have described two new species of truffles from North America. One species was found in Iowa, the other in Florida.
There are hundreds of species of fungi that form truffles, each of which have ... READ MORE
In Florida, pesticide licensing exams help ensure the state’s approximately 70,000 pesticide applicators are properly certified to follow state regulations and best practices for mitigating the impact of chemicals on the environment.
After ... READ MORE
Invasive plants don’t just outcompete native plants but can also change animal behavior in ways that disadvantage native plants as well.
Invasive cogongrass is a problem in longleaf pine ecosystems. A new study found that when cogongrass ... READ MORE
Native to the Indo-Pacific, lionfish cause problems when introduced to areas outside their native range.
Two invasions are underway: one in the western Atlantic, and one in the Mediterranean Sea. Now scientists are applying lessons learned ... READ MORE
Return 'Em Right is launching its program to offshore anglers throughout the Gulf of Mexico today. By participating in a short online review of best practices anglers can receive free release gear valued at $100 to help reef fish survive release.
Each ... READ MORE
How hot is too hot, and how dry is too dry, for the Earth’s forests? A new study from an international team of researchers found the answers – by looking at decades of dying trees.
Just published in the journal “Nature Communications,” ... READ MORE
FLORIDA – April is Water Conservation Month. A typically dry month in Florida, April is also when consumer water-use is highest in the state.
Science tells us that residents often use more water than needed in home landscapes, ... READ MORE
VERO BEACH, Fla. – For decades, females have been at the forefront of careers in science, technology and mathematics (STEM). They generate scientific breakthroughs and inspire innovation in a variety of careers across the globe.
For UF/IFAS, ... READ MORE