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Public workshop at UF/IFAS facility to discuss invasive species

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With Florida facing an increasing invasion of exotic wildlife, UF/IFAS scientists and other specialists will hold a public workshop Sept. 16 at the UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and… Read More

UF Field and Fork Pantry dedicated; facility will feed campus community members in need

Click on image for high-res version. Photo cutline below. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Vowing that hunger should never be a barrier to education, University of Florida officials dedicated the campus’ newest enterprise addressing hunger within the… Read More

UF/IFAS scientist to spread knowledge at World Avocado Congress

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the laurel wilt pathogen threatening the Florida avocado industry, a UF/IFAS tropical fruit scientist will lend his expertise at the World Avocado Congress in September in Lima,… Read More

UF/IFAS program highly successful in keeping phosphorus out of the Everglades

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A 20-year plan to dramatically reduce phosphorus levels of agricultural water entering the Florida Everglades is working, thanks to proper implementation of best management practices by growers, training by the University of… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists warn of pharmaceutical peril for aquatic organisms in urban rivers

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — River beds in urban areas worldwide store pharmaceuticals, and University of Florida scientists warn they can pose a potential environmental danger to aquatic organisms. UF/IFAS Post-Doctoral Researcher Yun-Ya… Read More

Book examines the use of predatory mites for biological control

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Biological control of pests, weeds, plants and animals gives “the best hope to providing lasting, environmentally sound and socially acceptable pest management,” according to a new book edited… Read More

UF/IFAS research finds ways to save water, strawberries and money during cold temps

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s strawberry producers must protect their multimillion-dollar annual crop from freeze damage. Traditional methods involve constant spraying of water during a cold snap. Growers are looking for ways… Read More