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New tool helps strengthen local food systems


August 12, 2022

Effective food systems– which include the people, processes and places involved with moving food from local farm to plates – provide equity, sustainability, profitability and resiliency to communities. UF/IFAS researchers conducted a study ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Community Food Systems, Farmers' Market, Farmers' Markets, Food Policy, Food System, Food Systems, Local, Local Food, Local Markets, Small Urban Farm, Small Urban Farms, Toolkit, Urban Agriculture, Urban Food Production
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UF/IFAS scientist develops detection method for lethal palm disease that saves time, money, property


August 7, 2022

About this series A team of UF/IFAS scientists has reached a milestone in the fight against a widespread disease that affects palms throughout the southeastern United States. Caused by a fungus, Ganoderma zonatum, it produces symptoms ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Braham Dhillon, Department Of Plant Pathology, Ganoderma, Ganoderma Zonatum, News, Palm Disease, Palms, Plant Disease, Seemanti Chakrabarti, SFYL HOT TOPIC, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF IFAS News, UF/IFAS Research
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Places at great risk from sea level rise and hurricanes are most densely built, increasing vulnerability


August 3, 2022

Researchers analyzed historical building trends on U.S. coastlines in the projected sea level rise zones. The scientists found that areas within projected sea level rise zones developed more quickly and were more dense than inland urban ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Anna Braswell, Florida Sea Grant, News, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences
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Florida statute codifies golf course management practices backed by UF/IFAS turfgrass science


August 1, 2022

Many Florida golf course superintendents have long followed the recommended best management practices (BMPs) from University of Florida turfgrass experts, but their certification process is now recognized in a new Florida law that took effect ... READ MORE

Category: Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Bryan Unruh, Golf Course Best Management Practices, Turfgrass, Turfgrass Science
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UF scientists use AI to uncover signs of early decay in produce


July 20, 2022

UF researchers are leveraging artificial intelligence to tackle the global problem of food waste. The scientists analyzed how chemical changes in aging broccoli correspond with visual data picked up by a highly sensitive camera called ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: #AI, #aiatuf, Artificial Intelligence, FreshID, Horticultural Sciences, News, Tie Liu

UF-led center continues fight against diseases spread by mosquitoes, ticks


July 12, 2022

Established in 2016, the Southeast Regional Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Disease: The Gateway Program (SECVBD) will continue its work for another five years, thanks to renewed funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Center For Online Learning And Technology, Center For Public Issues Education, Chagas Disease, Dengue Virus, Emerging Pathogens Institute, Mosquitoes, Ticks, West Nile Virus, Zika

New research identifies the needs and tools to help urban farmers succeed


July 5, 2022

The needs of commercial urban agriculture (CUA) operations in Florida have been relatively unknown, which led UF/IFAS researchers to dig deeper. A newly published study explains the most common challenges these farmers face and opportunities ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Commercial Urban Agriculture, Food Is Our Middle Name, SEEDIT, SEEDIT Grant, Small Urban Farm, Urban Agriculture, Urban Farm, Urban Food Production

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