Category: UF/IFAS

UF/IFAS Economists Issue County-Level Estimates for Hurricane Michael Agricultural Losses

By Tom Nordlie GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hurricane Michael devastated coastal communities along the Florida Panhandle but the storm also caused significant agricultural crop losses well inland, as shown by a new report from the University of Florida Institute… Read More

Register Now for Global Flavor Summit Co-Hosted by UF/IFAS

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Come learn about the science behind flavor. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the UF Center for Smell and Taste will co-host the 1st Flavor Summit Industry Perspectives. Scientists from… Read More

UF/IFAS-led Global Group Seeks Traits for Wheat with More Protein

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When consumers buy wheat products, such as bread or pasta, they expect to get protein with their purchase. But in a warming world with high atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, the genes required to keep wheat… Read More

UF Model Predicts Potential Results of Macaque Population Control Methods

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Recent laboratory research established that rhesus macaques – a type of monkey – in Silver Springs State Park host a virus that can pose ecological and human health threats. Although no one has been reported… Read More

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