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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

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

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

Global team of scientists determine ‘fingerprint’ for how much heat, drought is too much for forests


April 5, 2022

How hot is too hot, and how dry is too dry, for the Earth’s forests? A new study from an international team of researchers found the answers – by looking at decades of dying trees. Just published in the journal “Nature Communications,” ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agronomy, Climate Change, Forest Health, Trees, William Hammond
Many raw oysters on the half shell, open on ice

Oyster market research outlines marketing strategies for increasing grower profits


April 4, 2022

Highlights ·         A recent UF/IFAS research project identified opportunities for Florida Gulf oyster farmers to market their products for an increased price. ·         The findings noted logistical and volume ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Food Is Our Middle Name, Marketing, Oyster, Oyster Farming, Oysters, SEEDIT, SEEDIT Grant
oysters freshly harvested from oyster farm in the ocean resting in a gloved hand

Oyster monitoring project provides insight to spring mortalities


April 4, 2022

  Highlights ·         The Florida oyster aquaculture industry is rapidly growing but growers have experienced unexplainable mortality events in recent years. ·         A new UF/IFAS program monitored oyster ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Florida Sea Grant, Food Is Our Middle Name, Oyster, Oyster Farming, Oysters, SEEDIT, SEEDIT Grant, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Agents
image- Chelsea Smartt FMEL microbiology scientist

Women in Science: A conversation with the UF/IFAS scientist behind the Smartt Lab


March 28, 2022

VERO BEACH, Fla. –  For decades, females have been at the forefront of careers in science, technology and mathematics (STEM). They generate scientific breakthroughs and inspire innovation in a variety of careers across the globe. For UF/IFAS, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Chelsea Smartt, Department Of Microbiology And Cell Science, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Military Child Month, Mosquitoes, National Women's History Month, Women In Science

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