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New medicinal plants course addresses industry needs


May 10, 2022

Emerging industries require a skilled workforce to function. Sometimes, the industry begins to boom before employers can hire a sufficient number of skilled employees. That was the case for many employers in the medicinal plant industry, which ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Professional Development, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Emerging Enterprises, Hemp, Medicinal Plants, UF College Of Pharmacy, UF/IFAS CALS

Protect your fresh water: A Q&A with a water quality expert


May 5, 2022

An estimated 2.5 million Floridians rely on private wells for home drinking water, according to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH). These systems are sensitive to environmental changes, like flooding, and owners are responsible for the ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Events, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Andrea Albertin, Drinking Water, Hurricane Season, Private Well, Water Quality, Well Water, Workshop

New peach cultivars highlight of Stone Fruit Field Day


April 18, 2022

The upcoming Stone Fruit Field Day will address a variety of topics and concerns Florida peach growers face, including production issues such as disease and pest management and training and pruning trees. The highlight of the field day will ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Peaches, Plant Breeding, Stone Fruit Field Day, UF/IFAS Plant Science Research And Education Unit

Natural resource Extension agents win big at ANREP awards


April 13, 2022

UF/IFAS Extension agents have received 10 Association of Natural Resource Extension Professional awards, recognizing exceptional programs and education on natural resources issues. Award recipients will be honored at the annual conference in ... READ MORE

Category: Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: ANREP, Association Of Natural Resource Extension Professionals, Award, Awards, Awards And Recognitions, Natural Resources

UF/IFAS expert explains what to expect when midges invade your pond, lake


April 6, 2022

Ponds and streams provide aesthetic and environmental benefits. They also provide breeding habitats for swarms of flying pests like midges. These mosquito-like pests often draw concern and confusion among crowds encountering them about ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Entomology, Entomology And Nematology, Extension, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, News, William Kern
Image - Daroub with UF International Center team and collaborators from University of California, Davis and Virginia Tech visiting Jordan in 2013 to assess extension and education programs.

UF/IFAS scientist shares how love for learning led to lifetime of teaching, international work


March 23, 2022

BELLE GLADE, Fla – Throughout history, women have played a key role in humanity's scientific advancements. As mentors, innovators and thought leaders, women in science have inspired and empowered countries, communities, women and young girls ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agriculture, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Everglades Research And Education Center, Featured Hot Topic, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, National Women's History Month, Samira Daroub, Soil And Water Sciences Department, UF IFAS Everglades Research And Education Center, UF International Center, UF/IFAS Soil And Water Sciences Department, Women In Science, Women's History Month
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Water Conservation Month approaching: UF/IFAS expert explains why saving water matters


March 22, 2022

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

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Extension Broward Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Lorna Bravo, UF IFAS Extension Broward, UF/IFAS Extension, Urban Horticulture, Water Conservation

Water conservation starts with irrigation, report finds


March 22, 2022

Florida is expected to grow by another 15 million people by the year 2070, according to the Florida 2070 Project. This means more homes, more yards with permanent in-ground sprinkler systems and a greater impact to the state’s water supply. To ... READ MORE

Category: HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, H2OSAV, Irrigation, Lawn Care, Water, Water Conservation, Water Use, World Water Day
2022 Ram Test

2022 UF/IFAS Ram Test to begin on May 1


March 11, 2022

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida will hold its second Ram Test and Sale this year and interested participants must register by May 1. The Ram Test and Sale is part of a program to grow the sheep and goat industries in the Sunshine ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Animal Research, Animal Science, Livestock Sale, Ram Test, Rams, Sheep, Small Ruminant, UF Animal Science

Nature lovers identify hundreds of plant species at DeLuca Preserve BioBlitz


March 8, 2022

Nearly 100 nature lovers flocked to the DeLuca Preserve to scout the property for animals and plants that live on the expanse. Visitors documented 1,600 sightings, and within those, observed 345 species. The “BioBlitz,” as it’s called, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: BioBlitz, DeLuca, DeLuca Preserve, INaturalist, INaturalist App

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