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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

Plant the right tree in the right place with help from UF


May 8, 2024

Homeowners, business owners and others can plant the right tree in the right place in cities and suburbs with help from a newly relaunched website from University of Florida scientists. If “right tree, right place” sounds similar to the ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Home Landscapes
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Canopy, Environmental Horticulture, Florida Trees, Howard Beck, Planting, Resilience, Right Tree; Right Place, Ryan Klein, Stability, Suburban, Trees, Urban, Urban Landscape Summit, Website
prescribed burn

UF/IFAS researchers review alternatives to prescribed burning


March 19, 2024

Each year, the Florida Forest Service authorizes about 88,000 prescribed burns by landowners and public agencies on more than 2.1 million acres of land. Objectives include promoting healthy regeneration of vegetation, controlling disease among ... READ MORE

Category: Farm Management, Forests, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: And Geomatics Sciences, Burn, Chopping, Fire, Fisheries, Florida Forest Service, Grazing, Hand Felling, Herbicide, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Land Management, Megan Winslow, Michael Andreu, Mowing, Mulching, Prescribed Burn, Prescribed Fire, School Of Forest, Timber, Timber Harvesting, UF/IFAS, University Of Florida, Wildfire

UF/IFAS study offers critical insights to encourage sustainable agriculture, protect Florida grasslands, wetlands


January 31, 2024

The term ‘sustainable agriculture’ involves boosting food production while conserving habitats and natural resources and reducing reliance on pesticides and fertilizers. While experts agree there is still much to learn to support ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Forests, Livestock, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Agroecology, Archbold Biological Station Buck Island Ranch, Climate Change, Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, Ecosystem Services, Everglades, FLREC, Food Insecurity, Food Security, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Grasslands, Jiangxiao Qiu, Ranch, Sustainable Agricultural, Sustainable Agricultural Intensification, Sustainable Agriculture, Wetlands, Yuxi Guo

University of Florida crea una encuesta para las comunidades hispanas con el fin de mejorar su accesibilidad a la información


August 22, 2023

Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas en español para el Departamento de Comunicaciones de UF/IFAS.  University of Florida elaboró una encuesta de evaluación para identificar los intereses y necesidades de información ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Agricultura, Asociacion Multiestatal, Centro De Investigacion Y Educacion De Ganaderia De Pastizales De UF/IFAS, Encuesta, Espanol, Extension, Hance Ellington, Hispanohablantes, Hispanos, Instituto Nacional De Alimentos Y Agricultura, New Mexico State University, Ona, Programas De Extension, Publicaciones Traducidas Al Espanol, Sistema De Extension Cooperativa, Spanish, Temas Relevantes, Traducir, UF, UF/IFAS, University Of Arizona, University Of Florida, Usda, Vida Silvestre

University of Florida launches survey to improve accessibility of information for Hispanic communities


August 21, 2023

The University of Florida has launched an assessment survey to identify which natural resource, wildlife and agricultural interests and needs for information are most pressing to the Spanish-speaking communities across the Sunshine State.  This ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Cooperative Extension System, Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, Hance Ellington, Hispanics, Natural Resource Extension, Natural Resources Extension Via Outreach, Needs Assessment, NUEVO, Spanish, Survey, UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research And Education Center, USDA National Institute Of Food And Agriculture, Wildlife

Bees survive, ticks don’t: Pros of prescribed fire


August 9, 2023

Adding fuel to the argument to use fire as a healthy forest management tool, University of Florida scientists say important pollinators survive the temporary displacement, while a common disease carrier often loses the battle. A pair of documents ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Ask IFAS, Bees, Edis, Fire, Fire Science, Prescribed Burn, Prescribed Fire, Raelene Crandall, Ticks
pine forest sunrise

Forest Landowner Academy: Enroll at any time


August 3, 2023

The University of Florida offers online educational opportunities through the UF/IFAS Extension Online Learning Catalog. UF/IFAS Extension experts in forestry and natural resources topics recently launched a new category, Forest Resources and ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Chris Demers, Extension Online Learning, FFGS, Forest Landowner Academy, Forest Management, Forestry, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences
Prescribed fire at the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station

Study: Wildfire spread risk increases where trees, shrubs replace grasses


May 18, 2023

A wildfire modeling study found that the risk of spot fires, where lofted sparks ignite foliage or buildings, increases in places where woody plants like shrubs and trees replace herbaceous plants like grasses. Prescribed burning ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Forest Management, Grassland, Prescribed Fire, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Spot Fires, Victoria Donovan, West Florida Research And Education Center, WFREC, Wildfire, Wildfires

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