Category: UF/IFAS

Mosquito Feeding Habits May Alter Dengue Virus Transmission

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Like humans, mosquitoes help shape who their children will grow up to be, and those patterns show how well mosquitoes can later transmit dangerous viruses to humans, a new University of Florida study shows. Researchers… Read More

UF/IFAS-led “Healthy Gulf, Healthy Communities” Team Wins Prestigious Kellogg Award

By Tom Nordlie GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For seven years, the Healthy Gulf, Healthy Communities project helped Florida and Alabama residents recover from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and provided research opportunities for faculty members with the University… Read More

UF/IFAS Researchers Help Industry Keep Central Florida Green

APOPKA, Fla. – As the lead horticulturalist for Echo Conversions Group, Inc., Kyle Petersen knows his way around plants. But he was still surprised to learn so much more about insects, weeds and fertilizer use when he participated… Read More

UF/IFAS Honors Imogene Yarborough with Extension Advocate Award

APOPKA, Fla. – When Imogene Yarborough and her husband Ed started ranching in Seminole County in 1954, they foresaw a legacy of agriculture for their future generations. “We raised our four children with the guiding principle that this… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Teaches Food Pantry Staff, Clients About Better Food

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Food pantry staff and clients are learning how to get the most nutrition from the food they give and receive, thanks to faculty with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences… Read More

UF/IFAS Experts Predict More Food Traceability, Grocery Delivery in 2019

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As we head toward 2019, we’ll see more nutrient-loaded, lesser-known foods; an increased ability to trace food sources and more plants on your plate. Those are some the forecasts from faculty at the University of… Read More

Expert Researchers Meet to Discuss Science Related to Heat Stress

By Ashley McLeod GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers representing disciplines such as the military, agriculture and sports medicine met in late October to discuss the latest advances in science and technology related to occupational heat stress in the Southeast…. Read More

Citrus Advisory System May Help Prevent Losses From Postbloom Fruit Drop

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida-developed forecasting system could help citrus growers control postbloom fruit drop this winter, despite the predicted El Niño weather pattern that’s expected to bring more rain and moderate temperatures. With an… Read More

$3.5 Million USDA Grant Could Help Florida’s Grapefruit Industry

By Robin Koestoyo FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Florida’s grapefruit industry, devastated by citrus greening, may find hope in four ½-acre white-mesh screenhouses in a research field in Fort Pierce thanks to a $3.5 million grant from the U.S…. Read More