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UF Researchers Link Gene from Ancient Virus with Plant Stature


February 11, 2020

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A new study from the University of Florida links the ability of plants to grow to great heights to a 500-million-year-old interaction between a virus and a type of algae. “The majority of today’s ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, NATURAL RESOURCES, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Genomics, Matias Kirst, Plant Genetics, Plant Molecular And Cellular Biology Program, Research, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Trees

Get in Touch with Nature on April 19: Join the BioBlitz at Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center in Davie


February 6, 2020

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Ever wonder what is in your surroundings? Ever get surprised by a bird you don’t recognize, an unfamiliar plant or how much wildlife exists in a small section of a park in your community? The species that make up the ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: BioBlitz, Davie, FLREC, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, INaturalist App, Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center, Lorna Bravo, Mathew Boone, Mathieu Basille, UF IFAS Extension Broward

UF among coalition of researchers tackling sustainable agriculture


January 30, 2020

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Agriculture’s grand challenge of feeding the world’s growing population while protecting the environment recently got a big boost. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agriculture, Carlene Chase, Cover Crops, Danielle Treadwell, Family, Horticultural Sciences, Horticultural Sciences Department, Horticulture, Michael Mulvaney, Mickie Swisher, Plant Science Research And Education Unit, Research, Sustainable, Sustainable Agriculture, West Florida Research And Education Center, Youth And Community Sciences

Seeking a New Pest Solution, UF Scientists Study Fruit Fly’s Gut Bacteria


January 22, 2020

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- In the home, they seem to appear out of nowhere. A piece of fruit is placed on the kitchen counter, and suddenly there’s a fruit fly. But the bug commonly referred to as a fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, may more ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Adam Wong, Agriculture, Crops, Entomology, Entomology And Nematology, Fruit Fly, Pest, Pest Management, Research, Special Topic

New Website is All About Harmful Algal Blooms


January 13, 2020

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida has unveiled a new website to address the public’s confusion surrounding harmful algal blooms (HABs) – the causes of such events, effects and attempts to combat future blooms. Scientists from ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, NATURAL RESOURCES, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, College Of Veterinary Medicine, Emerging Pathogens Institute, Family, Fisheries And Aquatic Sciences, Florida Sea Grant, Food And Resource Economics, Harmful Algal Blooms, Soil And Water Sciences, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Water Institute, Website, Youth And Community Sciences

New position to help communicate algal bloom research


December 17, 2019

By Rhett Register At a time when red tide and other harmful algal blooms are increasingly in the news and on people’s minds, Florida Sea Grant is teaming with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Coastal ... READ MORE

Category: NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Betty Staugler, Blue-green Algae, Florida Sea Grant, HABs, Harmful Algal Blooms, NOAA, Red Tide, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Agents

Brazilian Peppertree, Hemp Among Top UF/IFAS Stories for 2019


December 10, 2019

A year of impactful teaching, research and outreach meant UF/IFAS was frequently in the headlines in 2019. Here is a round-up of some of the biggest stories from this year. Brazilian peppertree Brazilian peppertree is an invasive plant that ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Coasts & Marine, Disaster Preparation, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, Invasive Species, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water
Tags: Brazilian Peppertree, CALS, Citrus Research, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Harmful Algal Blooms, Hemp, Lethal Bronzing, News

New Precision Ag Facility Adds to UF/IFAS Arsenal to Fight Pests, Diseases


December 10, 2019

In a new, 8,500-square-foot building at the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, weed scientist Nathan Boyd uses images of weeds to train computers to identify them. Those pictures can be used to help growers know when, where and ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Andrew Koeser, Arnold Schumann, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Nathan Boyd, News, Sam Hutton, Yiannis Ampatzidis

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