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Seeking a New Pest Solution, UF Scientists Study Fruit Fly’s Gut Bacteria

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the home, they seem to appear out of nowhere. A piece of fruit is placed on the kitchen counter, and suddenly there’s a fruit fly. But the bug commonly referred to as a fruit… Read More

UF Students Compete as Finalists in National Product Development Baking Competition

A team of University of Florida food science and human nutrition graduate students have been selected as one of three college groups to compete as finalists for the nation’s most prominent scholarship competition for students pursuing careers in… Read More

UF Beekeeper Program Now Available Online

Bee lovers can now start their journey to becoming Master Beekeepers through a new online training program from the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab. “The number of people keeping bees in Florida increased about 500% since… Read More

Drone Images Detect Two Tomato Diseases with 99% Accuracy

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — New technology being developed by University of Florida scientists identifies two dangerous tomato diseases with 99 percent accuracy. This finding is critical because diseases can cost growers millions of dollars annually in the state’s third… Read More

New Website is All About Harmful Algal Blooms

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has unveiled a new website to address the public’s confusion surrounding harmful algal blooms (HABs) – the causes of such events, effects and attempts to combat future blooms. Scientists from several departments… Read More

UF Convenes International Experts to Advance Sustainable Food

As the world’s population grows, producing enough food — and doing it sustainably — will be one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century. So how can Florida, one of the most diverse agricultural states in the… Read More

Don’t let the pests take over, know when to call an expert

Florida homeowners have some relief from pests this time of year which makes it the perfect time to shop for a pest control service, according to University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences experts. “Florida’s pest… Read More

Non-Native Ant Hitchhiked Its Way Across North America, Study Finds

Photo courtesy of Jonas Stenstrom If you’ve ever seen ants on the sidewalk, you’re probably already familiar with one of the most commonly encountered ants in North America. Now researchers with the University of Florida say that the… Read More

Peanut Butter Challenge Back on Track After Hurricane Michael Recovery

Last year’s UF/IFAS Extension Peanut Butter Challenge was just getting started when Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle. As the communities dealt with the aftermath and UF/IFAS Extension offices became collection points for all varieties of donations, the… Read More