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To save water, start with irrigating less

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March 16, 2023

Growing up, we are taught to save water by turning the faucet off while we brush our teeth, or by taking short showers instead of baths. Every bit of saved water is important, but recent research indicates that water use in our yards can really ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Center For Land Use Efficiency, FFL, Florida-friendly Landscaping, H2OSAV, Irrigation, Landscape, Landscapes, Rain Sensor, Save Water, Smart-irrigation Controllers, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Water Conservation, Water Quantity, Water Use, Yards

New director named for UF Tropical Aquaculture Lab, envisions expansion of researchers and outreach

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March 14, 2023

Aquarium hobbyists rely on the science and outreach conducted by researchers at the University of Florida’s Tropical Aquaculture Lab to supply their favorite species. Those tropical fish come from fish farmers. Now, the tropical fish industry ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Craig Watson, Fish Farmers, Fish Veterinarian, Florida Sea Grant, Matt DiMaggio, Nonnative Species Ecologist, Ornamental Fish, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Forum tackles how AI can help deal with global food security

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March 13, 2023

With the world’s population predicted to hover around 9.8 billion by 2050, artificial intelligence could help feed people across the globe now and in the future. That makes artificial intelligence (AI) an ideal topic for the third annual Future ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: #aiatuf, Adegbola Adesogan, Agricultultural And Biological Engineering, Charlie Li, Crops, Diseases, Future Of Food Forum, Harvest, HiPerGator, J. Scott Angle, Karen Garrett, Microbiology And Cell Science, Plant Pathology, Raquel Dias, Supply Chain

From her roots in Colombia, UF/IFAS Extension agent aims to help the “have-nots”

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March 9, 2023

Growing up poor in Bogotá, Colombia, Nelly Nelson knows firsthand about the “haves” and “have-nots.” That’s a driving force behind her desire to help the less fortunate as the family and consumer sciences agent for UF/IFAS Extension ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Colombia, Family And Consumer Sciences, Financial Management, Food Safety, Health Eating, National Women's History Month, Nelly Nelson, Smart Couples, UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County

Meet Katia Viana Xavier: A UF/IFAS plant pathologist forging change for food security in the EAA

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March 8, 2023

Katia Viana Xavier holds a special place among growers in the Everglades Agriculture Area (EAA) as a researcher fighting plant diseases at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS).   They know ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Agronomy, Department Of Plant Pathology, EAA, Everglades Agriculture Area, Everglades Research And Education Center, International Women's Day, Katia Viana Xavier, National Women's History Month, News, Plant Pathology, Research, UF IFAS Everglades Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Research, Women's History Month

UF/IFAS y la Facultad de Medicina de UF se unen durante un evento de nutrición y seguridad laboral para ayudar a los trabajadores agrícolas

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March 7, 2023

Especialistas de University of Florida - Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) y de la Facultad de Medicina de UF, evaluarán a los trabajadores agrícolas para la detección temprana de enfermedades crónicas durante la cuarta ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, Events, Health & Nutrition, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: 'Arcadia', Agentes De Extension, Ajia Paolillo, Anemia, Asociacion De Trabajadores Agricolas De Florida, Atencion Medica, CAFE Latino, Capacitacion Sobre Seguridad Laboral, Clinica De La Salud, Colesterol Alto, Depresion, Diabetes Mellitus, Dr. Norman Beatty, Enfermedad De Chagas, Espanol, Facultad De Medicina De UF, Familias, John Diaz, Jonael Bosques, Lourdes Pérez Cordero, Luis Rodriguez, Materiales Educativos, Presion Arterial Alta, Salud, Spanish, Trabajadores Agrícolas, UF Health, UF/IFAS, Vacunas

UF/IFAS, UF College of Medicine team up for fourth clinic, nutrition event to help farmworkers

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March 7, 2023

In their fourth such clinic, faculty from UF/IFAS and the UF College of Medicine will test farmworkers for chronic diseases from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23 in Arcadia. The screenings will be at the Turner Agri-Civic Center, 2250 NE Roan St. ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Ajia Paolillo, Bilingual, Blood Pressure, CAFE Latino, Chagas Disease, Chronic Diseases, Clinic, DeSoto County, Dr. Norman Beatty, Farmworkers, Health, John Diaz, Nutrition, Pesticide Safety, Safety

Invasive apple snails in your backyard, waterways? UF/IFAS study dives into their threat to Florida’s wetlands

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March 6, 2023

A new study by researchers at the University of Florida provides a first look at the ecological impacts of the invasive apple snails on some of Florida’s most vulnerable habitats and environments. Nonnative apple snails came to Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Invasive Species, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Apple Snail, Archbold Biological Station, Biological Invasion, Buck Island Ranch, Climate Change, Conservation, Ecosystem Services, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Giant Apple Snail, Invasive Species, Island Apple Snail, Jiangxiao Qiu, News, Research, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Science Of The Total Environment, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS, Water Quality, Wetlands, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

UF/IFAS to find lessons learned from Hurricane Ian for Florida citrus growers

March 1, 2023

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. -- While Hurricane Ian lasted just a few days, a University of Florida researcher is looking at longer-term impacts in hopes of finding strategies to improve recovery and provide recommendations to plan production systems that ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Christopher Vincent, Citrus, Citrus Research And Education Center, Crop Damage, Grant, Hurricane Ian, Recovery, Tripti Vashisth, USDA-NIFA
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UF/IFAS entomologist lists top eight invasive species that invade households and empty wallets

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February 22, 2023

The list of Florida’s invasive species goes beyond reptiles and plants. Many insects and rodents we consider household pests are also invasive species. These insects and rodents that invade households cost U.S. homeowners billions of ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Asian Subterranean Termites, Ask IFAS, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services, Formosan Subterranean Termites, Household Pests, Integrated Pest Management, Invasive Insects, Invasive Pests, Invasive Species, Mice, National Invasive Species Week, National Pest Management Association, Pests, Rats, Rodents, SFYL HOT TOPIC, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, UF/IFAS Research, West Indian Drywood Termites, William Kern

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