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UF/IFAS scientists launch landscape water use survey to enhance water conservation efforts, programs statewide

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April 10, 2024

Looking for ways to help save on your household water bill? Wondering how often to irrigate the lawn? Perhaps you are looking at the use of technologies that will help you gauge when and how often to irrigate. A team of University of Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Climate Change, Environmental Horticulture, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Horticulture Department, Irrigation, Landscape Water Use Survey, Lawn, Natural Resources, News, Soil, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Sustainability, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Water Conservation

UF/IFAS experts give tips to manage the eastern lubber grasshopper, which can damage plants, citrus and vegetables

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April 10, 2024

Eastern lubber grasshoppers are out in force throughout the Southeast, including some parts of Florida. They’re munching away on landscape plants, citrus and vegetable crops, while gardeners and growers are trying to minimize the damage. These ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Citrus, Crop Damage, Eastern Lubber Grasshopper, Gardens, Norm Leppla, Pest Management, Tia Silvasy, UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County, Vegetables

Here’s what’s on tap for Citizen Science Month at UF/IFAS

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April 4, 2024

Scientists need help from residents, and that is what Citizen Science Month is all about. This national observance, held nationally in April, highlights the importance of how consumers engage in science by partnering with scientists on ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Boating, CISMAs, Citizen Science, Citizen Science Month, City Nature Challenge, Climate Change, Environment, Environmental Horticulture, Family, Florida Sea Grant, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Landscape Water Survey, News, SoFLo City Nature Challenge, Southwest Florida Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas, Southwest Florida Invasive Fish Roundup, UF Extension Wildflower Bioblitz, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County

MEDIA ALERT: Broward youth grow food, protect environment with UF/IFAS at YMCA Weston

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April 4, 2024

WHAT: How do you capture the attention of youth, so they embrace environmentally friendly habits? How do you engage them in adopting sustainable best practices that will grow with them? You introduce food into the picture and engage all their ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Blog Community, Conservation, Curriculum, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: Environmental Stewards, Kimberly Moore, Media Alert, UF IFAS Extension Broward, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County 4-H, YMCA, Youth
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Investigadores de Suecia y de University of Florida conectan al microbioma infantil con el desarrollo de autismo y TDAH

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April 4, 2024

Creado por Megan Winslow, especialista en relaciones públicas de UF/IFAS.  Un estudio, el primero de su tipo, ha identificado bacterias en el contenido de los microbiomas de los niños que se considera podría contribuir al desarrollo de ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: ABIS, All Babies In Southeast Sweden, Angelica Ahrens, Antibioticos, Autismo, Bacterias, Bebes, Cell, Citrobacter, Coprococcus, Departamento De Microbiologia Y Ciencias Celulares De UF/IFAS, Desarrollo Neurologico, Discapacidad Intelectual, El Trastorno Por Deficit De Atencion E Hiperactividad, Eric Triplett, Espanol, Exposiciones Ambientales, Factores Ambientales, Función Cerebral, Infantes, Infecciones Del Oido, Lancet Neurology, Microbioma, Microbioma Infantil, Microbiomas, Microorganismos, Ninos, Poblacion Control, Riboflavina, Spanish, Suecia, Tabaquismo, TDAH, Trastornos Del Habla, Trastornos Del Neurodesarrollo, UF/IFAS, Universidad De Linköping, Universidad De Örebro, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), Vitamina B2

White House officials tour UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center; admire AI initiatives, tout importance of cybersecurity

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April 2, 2024

Responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI) holds tremendous potential to make our world more prosperous and secure, while misuse of AI can lead to cybersecurity issues. Knowing that, White House officials toured the University of Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS
Tags: #aiatuf, Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Center For Applied Artificial Intelligence In Agriculture, Dana Choi, Digital Twin, Florida Institute For Cybersecurity Research, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, HiPerGator, Horticultural Sciences, Jack Rechcigl, Jacob Braun, Kevin Wang, Natalia Peres, Nathan Boyd, Office Of The National Cyber Director, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Precision-ag, White House

Avances en el Proyecto de UF/IFAS sobre Telemetría de Pitones Birmanas

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April 2, 2024

Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas en español para el Departamento de Comunicaciones de UF/IFAS. Notas destacadas La temporada de reproducción de pitones birmanas está en pleno apogeo en los Everglades de Florida. ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Apareamiento, Centro Científico Fort Collins, Centro De Educación E Investigación De UF/IFAS Localizado En Fort Lauderdale, Cientificos, Control, Datos, Espanol, Especie Invasora, Everglades, Exploracion, Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Fort Collins Science Center, Habitat Acuatico, Historia De Vida, Investigacion A Gran Escala, Melissa Miller, Monitoreo, Nidada, Piton, Pitones, Pitones Birmanas, Pitones Marcadas, Radiotelemetria, Rastrear, Reptiles, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), Spanish, Telemetria, Temporada De Reproduccion, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Croc Docs, United States Geological Survey (USGS)

What’s next for UF/IFAS scientists on the Burmese python telemetry scout project?

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April 2, 2024

Highlights: Burmese python breeding season is in full swing in the Florida Everglades. For a team of scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), this ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Biology, Brandon Welty, Breeding, Burmese Python, Clutch, CROC Docs, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Florida Everglades, Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission, Invasion Science, Invasion Science Research Institute, Invasive Species, Melissa Miller, Python Telemetry Scout Project, Radio Telemetry, South Florida, South Florida Water Management District, U.S. Geological Survey, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, USGS Fort Collins Science Center, Wildlife Biologist

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