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Category: UF/IFAS Research

UF researchers find changes in forest management could produce large water yields

Click here for high-resolution photo. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite a soggy summer, water supply remains a critical issue in the Sunshine State. University of Florida researchers now say that reducing plant material,… Read More

UF/IFAS study finds light can change flavor, scent volatiles in plants and fruits

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — There’s an old head-scratcher that asks whether the refrigerator light really goes out when you close the door. The answer may be about to change. Scientists have known for hundreds of years… Read More

UF researchers find wheat production models disagree under climate change scenarios

Click here for high-resolution version. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have found, for the first time, that crop models predicting yields for one of the world’s most important crops begin… Read More

UF helping develop insecticide to target malaria-carrying mosquitoes

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In malaria-ridden parts of Africa, mosquito netting protects people from being infected while they sleep; now, a University of Florida entomologist wants to improve… Read More

UF/IFAS survey reveals Floridians conflicted about immigrants, related policies

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians have negative feelings about undocumented immigrants, but an overwhelming majority favor policy that would allow such immigrants a path to U.S. citizenship, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and… Read More

Auxins could help crops beat heat and high salinity, UF study suggests

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res photo. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The plant hormones called auxins are well-known for stimulating development of roots and other structures, and now University of Florida scientists have shown that… Read More