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Category: UF/IFAS Research

Labeling in the horticulture industry – consumers are paying attention

Consumers are willing to pay more for fruit plants with labels that incorporate logos they recognize, a recent University of Florida study finds. As the first research of its kind, the findings may help growers… Read More

Updated Perishable Food Transportation Guidelines Now Available

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A 1987 handbook published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s division of Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS) received a 21st-century update thanks to a team led by University of Florida researchers. “Many people… Read More

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… 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…. 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… 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… 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… 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… Read More