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Category: UF/IFAS

Arctic permafrost losses can accelerate climate change

data collection tower in a field during the summer in the arctic

Thawing Arctic permafrost has the potential to significantly accelerate climate change, a collaborative study between the University of Florida and Northern Arizona University shows. Fifteen years of data show that permafrost is degrading and, as… Read More

A healthy lawn using less water? UF/IFAS can show you how

pop-up in-ground sprinkler head spraying mulch

This summer, UF/IFAS Extension agents across central Florida will host free weekly webinars aimed to help residents maintain a healthy lawn and conserve one of Florida’s most valuable resource, water. “The average residential irrigation cycle… Read More

Container mosquitoes on your property? UF/IFAS scientists help you identify

image-eastern treehole mosquito

Simple yard accessories hold standing water can serve as habitats for the immature stages of mosquitoes. Known as container mosquitoes because of the small aquatic habitats they dwell in until adulthood, they include several invasive… Read More

Fall may be prime for specialty pumpkins, but June is just right for growing calabaza

image - calabaza - cuban pumpkin from UF IFAS TREC research with Dr. Meru

Looking to grow your own pumpkins? Then don’t let the summer go by without planning for calabaza in the ground. If you live in the south or central Florida growing zone, June is prime time…. Read More

UF scientists discover genetic markers tied to loss of the ability to sweat in horses

Sweating is a critical tool to keep horses comfortable and healthy, but chronic idiopathic anhidrosis, a dangerous equine condition can impede their natural cooling mechanism and cause performance and health issues. For the first time, UF/IFAS researchers have identified genomic markers that cause… Read More

Victory gardens: How UF helped communities grow during the pandemic and beyond

backyard garden with raised garden beds

COVID-19 brought national food supply-chain disruptions, increased pressure on food banks and struggle for families across the country. The statewide UF/IFAS Extension victory garden program began as an effort to empower those in need to… Read More

Father’s Day feature: a family’s love for the water becomes an act of service

pouring water to test for quality

To the Wetzel family, a perfect day is one spent on the water fishing and enjoying each other’s company. For the past 10 years, they have added a volunteer component to their outdoors time by… Read More

National NIFA and HUD webinar shares UF/IFAS Extension Homeflow program

family cooking in kitchen

UF/IFAS Extension agents will present Homeflow, a program that teaches families how to build healthy relationships, maintain their home and establish financial safety on an upcoming national webinar. The program is presented in partnership with… Read More