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UF/IFAS experts address palm pest spreading into two additional South Florida counties- February 9

January 23, 2022

MIAMI-DADE, Fla –  University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is holding a free webinar on Phantasma scale, a pest affecting palms and other ornamental plants detected late last year in St. Lucie and Martin counties. In ... READ MORE

Category: HOME LANDSCAPES, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FDACS ARS, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services, Phantasma Scale, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Martin County, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County, UF/IFAS Extension Palm Beach County, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County

Bee appearance and behavior may be related, genetic study reveals

January 18, 2022

Recently discovered genetic knowledge of two nuisance western honey bee subspecies will help commercial and hobby beekeepers. A new UF/IFAS study identified genetic characteristics relevant to the production and behavioral attributes of these ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Africanized Bees, Beekeeping, Bees, Entomology, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services, Genetic Markers, Genetics, Honey Bee Research And Extension Lab, Honey Bees, Honeybee, Insects, UF/IFAS, UFHoneyBee, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension, Usda, USDA APHIS
A group gathers with shovels to dig a hole to plant a tree.

Celebrate Florida Arbor Day with UF/IFAS Extension

January 11, 2022

Florida Arbor Day lands on Jan. 21 this year and UF/IFAS has opportunities to celebrate across the Sunshine State. Events include tree giveaways, education on tree selection based on region and more. The date, shifted up from national Arbor ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Central Florida, Florida Arbor Day, Free Trees, Tree Giveaway, UF/IFAS Extension Lake County, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County, UF/IFAS Extension St. Johns County

Hibiscus flowers not flowering? Scout for the hibiscus bud weevil, UF IFAS scientists suggest

December 16, 2021

Hibiscus shrubs are attractive and hardy-flowering, typically used in a variety of landscapes. They are known for reaching up to 15 feet tall and 4 to 8 feet wide. Many hibiscus species are native to Florida, producing oversized flowers ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Alexandra Revynthi, Edis, FDACS, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumers Sciences € Division Of Plant Industry, Hibiscus, Hibiscus Bud Weevil, Miami Dade, Painted Lady, Sunny Yellow, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF IFAS News, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center

Holiday feast remix: Shrimp

December 16, 2021

With UF/IFAS Extension and Florida Sea Grant agent Holly Abeels. While most will reach for ham or turkey to serve at their holiday gathering, alternatives like shrimp can be a delicious way to mix up your holiday feast. Shrimp is a healthy, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS
Tags: Eating, Florida Sea Grant, Food, Healthy Eating, Healthy Meals, Holiday, Holiday Meals, Holidays, Seafood, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Agents

Holidays are primetime for pork, the protein that packs a punch with Florida goodness

December 14, 2021

Pork is a staple in many countries and featured in many dishes eaten during end-of-year holiday celebrations. Pork is a versatile protein that can be served center-of-the-plate or as part of a dish If you’re looking to flex your cooking ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brenda Marty-Jimenez, Chad Carr, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Holiday, Holidays, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, News, Pork, UF/IFAS Extension

One Night in the Tropics paves the way for new UF/IFAS graduate housing

December 13, 2021

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Since 1929, the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center has built a rich history and a world-class reputation for its focused research and Extension programs to protect the stability of a long list of Florida commodities ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Miami-Dade County Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins, News, One Night In The Tropics, UF IFAS News, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center

Give the gift of knowledge this year: Shop the UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore

December 6, 2021

With more than 400 items available for purchase, the UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore has something for everyone on your list this year. These items make perfect stocking stuffers, white elephant gifts or as a treat for yourself. For the kids Build-a-bug! ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS
Tags: Book, Books, Bookstore, Children's Books, Cook Books, Gift, Gift Guide, Gifts, Holidays, Love Your Bookstore, Shopping, Shopping List, UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore

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