Category: UF/IFAS

Feed the Hungry and Meet a Challenge; Donate Peanut Butter to UF/IFAS Extension

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Spread the word – or, in this case, the peanut butter! You can donate unopened jars of peanut butter to hungry Panhandle families from Oct. 1 through Nov. 27, through the Peanut Butter Challenge, a… Read More

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 increase the marketability… 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 in the food… Read More

Two UF/IFAS Leaders Selected for 2019 Florida 500 List

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida/IFAS earned two spots on this year’s Florida 500, Florida Trend Magazine’s second annual list of the state’s most influential business leaders. Among the 18 agricultural sector leaders the magazine identified for… Read More

UF/IFAS Researchers Continue Work on Saving Guacamole’s Key Ingredient

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — There is no shortage of interest or appetite for guacamole. When you consider the endless variety of recipes for dishes and dips that you can dig into, coupled with an annual designation of September 16… 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

New Chair: UF Agronomy ‘At the Cutting Edge of Feeding the World’

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Diane Rowland’s first professional job with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Peanut Research Laboratory set her on what she says has been an unanticipated path concerning the world’s food supply. Now, as the new… Read More

UF Experts Lead the Charge with Microplastic Awareness Month

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The presentation to the high school students always starts with the same question: How many of you have heard of microplastic pollution? Abbey Tyrna, a University of Florida/IFAS Extension water resources agent in Sarasota County,… Read More