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Category: UF/IFAS Research

UF/IFAS indigo field trials yield success as synthetic dyes lose appeal

image- indigo field trial 2019 at TREC

Scientists at the University of Florida’s Tropical Research and Education Center have just completed a series of field trials designed to test the viability of growing the indigo plant that produces the iconic natural blue… Read More

Voices of UF/IFAS – Dr. Joseph Larkin

Joseph Larkin in a lab

Name: Joseph Larkin III, PhD Position: Associate Professor, Microbiology and Cell Science Current city: Gainesville Florida Hometown: Savannah GA Years at UF/IFAS: Well…I attended the University of Florida on a National merit scholarship from 1992-1996… Read More

Shellfish may improve water quality in north Florida estuary

A protected estuary in north Florida comprised of the Guana Lake and Guana River is showing signs of pollution. Home to incredibly rich marshes, mounds of mussels and live oyster reefs, scientists are hoping shellfish… Read More

Scientists collaborate with Duke Energy to tag snook to learn more about winter survival and migration patterns

UF scientists tagging snook

Snook, a prized game fish, have been moving farther north in the Gulf of Mexico during the last few decades as hard freezes become less frequent Researchers have tagged 20 snook to track their movements… Read More

Looking to grow heart-healthy dragon fruit? UF/IFAS scientists offer latest insights on pests, beneficial insects

Dragon fruit, a fruit of choice for its health benefits, has burgeoned in popularity over recent years. The exotic crop has caught the eyes of farmers and consumers alike for its low maintenance and vibrant… Read More

Hemp approval program now available from UF/IFAS

overview of industrial hemp trial

MEDIA CONTACT: Lourdes Rodriguez, 954-242-8439, rodriguezl@ufl.edu UF/IFAS now has an active and permitted Clonally Propagated Hemp Cultivar Approval Program that is part of the Industrial Hemp Pilot Project. Owners of industrial hemp genetics can now… Read More

UF food and resource economics faculty, alumna recognized for impact in field

awards and recognitions

Two faculty members and one alumna from the University of Florida/IFAS food and resource economics department received national awards at the annual Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA) conference this week. Lisa House, Misti Sharp and… Read More

New growth chamber facility on UF campus investment in Florida agriculture

A new plant science facility has opened on the main UF campus in Gainesville. The UF/IFAS Growth Chamber Facility will help faculty and students study how changes in climate may impact Florida agriculture. The facility… Read More