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Fall in Florida is primetime for growing lettuce at home hydroponically, UF/IFAS explains

Lettuce is one of the top 10 vegetables grown and consumed across the country that can be grown hydroponically on patios, backyard gardens and more. Florida ranks third in the nation for producing lettuce, with… Read More

Learn the latest in dairy production, science from UF experts

Florida International Dairy Academy

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The inaugural Florida International Dairy Academy (FIDA), a comprehensive online program from the University of Florida’s animal sciences department, will kick off in January 2022 and educate participants in the latest advances… Read More

Hunger in Florida: A problem with a size and scope hard to digest

a volunteer reaches to stock cans of soup on a shelf at a food pantry

More than 3 million Florida residents are food insecure and receive food assistance. During Food Week, Oct. 11 to 16, units across UF/IFAS will join hands to raise awareness about hunger issues and engage students… Read More

Termite study: Scientists zero in on how termites coordinate mating behavior for colony success

Termites cause $5 billion a year in damage to structures across America. They are social insects that thrive through group living in colonies.  To get a closer look at how termites coordinate their behaviors and movements enroute to successfully… Read More

Tomato trade with Mexico could cost U.S. growers $250M a year, UF study shows

As Mexico increases tomato exports across the world, including to the United States, prices plummet for American growers, including those in Florida. That practice could cost American growers as much as $252 million per year… Read More

Communicating relevant, real-time red tide events, Florida Sea Grant report explains

When it comes to knowing when and where red tides are taking place, communication is key to residents, tourists, businesses, news media and legislators. Florida red tide, a naturally occurring event in the Gulf of… Read More