Category: UF/IFAS

UF/IFAS Researchers Continue Work on Saving Guacamole’s Key Ingredient

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — There is no shortage of interest or appetite for guacamole. When you consider the endless variety of recipes for dishes and dips that you can dig into, coupled with an annual designation of September 16… Read More

The Tree that Links UF, the Moon, and Hurricane Irma

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After a priceless tree at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex was lost during Hurricane Irma, UF/IFAS scientists provided an “out-of-this-world” donation to continue its legacy. In 1971, a seed the size of… Read More

New Chair: UF Agronomy ‘At the Cutting Edge of Feeding the World’

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Diane Rowland’s first professional job with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Peanut Research Laboratory set her on what she says has been an unanticipated path concerning the world’s food supply. Now, as the new… Read More

UF Experts Lead the Charge with Microplastic Awareness Month

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The presentation to the high school students always starts with the same question: How many of you have heard of microplastic pollution? Abbey Tyrna, a University of Florida/IFAS Extension water resources agent in Sarasota County,… Read More

UF/IFAS TREC Celebrates 90 Years of Innovative Research for Florida Agriculture

When UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) was founded in 1929, its mission was to develop solutions for Florida farmers focusing on a wide range of crops, including mangoes, papayas, tomatoes, avocados, corn, green beans, and squash…. Read More

Five Florida Students to Participate in National Coastal Policy Fellowship

By Rhett Register GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Five graduate students from across the state, including two from the University of Florida, were recently named finalists for a prestigious national fellowship focusing on marine science and policy. The John A…. Read More

Ready to Lead Haiti’s Agricultural Sector, Scholars Prepare to Head Home with UF Master’s Degrees

HOMESTEAD/GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Riphine Mainviel and Rédjino Mompremier have firsthand knowledge of Haiti’s struggles to address food insecurity, a weakened agricultural sector, and a struggling economy. As natives of Haiti, they each grew up facing the challenges with… Read More