Category: UF/IFAS Research

Study: Biosolids Produce Less Nitrogen and Phosphorus Runoff than Inorganic Fertilizer

By Mike Loizzo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New research from University of Florida scientists found that some nutrients from inorganic fertilizers enter surface water more easily than those from biosolids. Maria Silveira, a professor in the UF/IFAS department of… Read More

2019 UF/IFAS Awardees to be recognized at the Dinner of Distinction

UF/IFAS is pleased to announce the honorees to be recognized at this year’s UF/IFAS Dinner of Distinction event. This celebration recognizes the commitment of individuals and organizations to the UF/IFAS mission of teaching, research and Extension. 2019 Award… Read More

The Tree that Links UF, the Moon, and Hurricane Irma

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After a priceless tree at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex was lost during Hurricane Irma, UF/IFAS scientists provided an “out-of-this-world” donation to continue its legacy. In 1971, a seed the size of… Read More

Conserving Water by Using Another Source: Reclaimed Wastewater

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With Florida’s potable water resources facing increased strains from factors like an ever-expanding population and saltwater intrusion, University of Florida researchers say relief could come from an increasingly abundant source: reclaimed wastewater. “The general public… Read More

UF Breaks Ground on New Graduate Student Housing in Immokalee

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – When Ibukun “Timothy” Ayankojo moved from Ibadan, Nigeria, to Immokalee, Florida, the difference in population from 3 million to about 24,000 was an adjustment. With that difference in population, Ayankojo saw graduate student housing availability… Read More

So-Called ‘Longevity Vitamin’ Might Hold More Importance than Scientists Thought

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New research from a University of Florida microbiologist shows that disease-causing bacteria compete with their human hosts for a key micronutrient. Although queuine (pronounced KYOO-in) has been identified as essential to human health – a… Read More

Horse Care Questions Answered at the Florida Equine Institute

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — From recreational horse owners to large-scale equine operations, the 2019 Florida Equine Institute and Allied Trade Show, hosted by UF/IFAS Extension Marion County, will provide a one-stop shop for research-based information on horse needs. The… Read More

UF/IFAS Economist: Millions in Agricultural Crops at Risk as Dorian Approaches Florida

If Hurricane Dorian makes landfall mid-way up Florida’s Atlantic Coast – as many models predicted Thursday afternoon – the storm could devastate not only Central Florida tourist destinations, but also the region’s agricultural areas, which include significant acreage… Read More

UF Researcher Investigates Cells’ “Self-Eating” as Key to Preventing, Treating Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

What if we could treat obesity or Type 2 diabetes by changing the way our cells take out the trash? Just as a household can’t function well if it’s filled with garbage, a cell becomes unhealthy if it… Read More