Category: UF/IFAS

Roche Scholars Program Highlights Teaching Excellence at UF/IFAS CALS

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF/IFAS entomology and nematology lecturer, Jennifer Weeks, had the desire to revise her Life Science for Educators course in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) to incorporate a service-learning component. The CALS Roche… Read More

UF/IFAS to Help Educate Public About Prescribed Fires

By Kim Scotto GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Flatwoods Fire and Nature Festival is set to ignite on Jan. 26 with prescribed fire demonstrations, fire ecology tours, live wildlife, live music, food trucks, interactive educational exhibits… Read More

UF Researchers to Breed a New Variety of Florida-Friendly Hops

APOPKA, Fla. – Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have been awarded a two-year grant for $194,000 to breed varieties of hops that can grow in Florida. The researchers, based at the… Read More

Evolution of Symbiotic Organs Helps Squids, Other Animals Survive  

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Animals need microbes to survive and thrive, and many organisms have evolved mutually beneficial organs to house these microbes, said a University of Florida scientist. Scientists call the relationship between these organs “symbiotic” because they… Read More

Former UF/IFAS Extension Director, CALS Alumnus Tim Hurner Inducted into Florida Citrus Hall of Fame

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – G. Tim Hurner Jr. remembers many weekends picking oranges and grapefruits at his grandfather’s farm in Pasco County. As a young boy, barely able to reach the bottom of trees, Hurner became smitten with citrus…. Read More

UF/IFAS Report: 2016-17 Citrus Season Saw Smaller Harvest, But Higher Prices Cushioned Impact on Growers

By Tom Nordlie GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Higher prices offset production declines during Florida’s 2016-17 citrus growing season and so the industry’s overall economic contributions changed little from 2015-16, according to a new report from economists with the University… Read More

Happy Holidays from UF/IFAS, by way of Antarctica!

  Happy Holidays from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, by way of Antarctica! Globe-trotting Gators Brent Christner, left, an associate professor with the UF/IFAS microbiology and cell science department, and Christina Davis, right,… Read More