Category: UF/IFAS

UF/IFAS Study Illustrates Value Floridians, Others Place on Springs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thousands of people take the cool plunge into one or more of Florida’s 1,000-plus springs each year, and each person derives $20 to $43 in recreational value beyond their travel expenses per visit, a new… Read More

UF Study: Large Termite Colonies Less Vulnerable to Sprays Than Baits

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Liquid sprays don’t control large subterranean termite colonies as well as baits, giving more credence to the benefits of baits as a way to minimize the bugs’ damage to structures, a new University of Florida… Read More

Crayfish Personalities May Be Key to Understanding Water Ecosystems

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Just like people come in different personalities, animals vary in their behavior. For example, some crayfish can be shier while others are bolder, a University of Florida scientist says. While crayfish are known as those… Read More

UF Industrial hemp program promotes industrial partnerships to grow

By Ruth Borger GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s pilot research program to explore the potential to grow industrial hemp across the state is advancing, with the engagement of an inaugural private partner. The initiative was supported… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension District Director Advances Mission of Serving

By Robin Koestoyo   GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Foresight is a gift leaders use to advance organizational missions. Anita Neal has for more than two decades led the development of new programs that save money for homeowners and nursery… Read More

UF/IFAS, Communities to Team Up Again for Annual Peanut Butter Challenge

By Sarah Chrisien GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Start spreading the news – and the peanut butter! From Oct. 1 to Nov. 21, you can donate unopened jars of peanut butter to hungry Panhandle families through the Peanut Butter Challenge,… Read More

UF/IFAS Research: Citrus Tree Covers Keep Deadly Psyllids Away

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists are finding that by covering new citrus trees with mesh, they can keep disease-carrying insects from harming the plants. That could be a big step toward stemming the deadly citrus greening… Read More

New UF/IFAS Report Shows Florida Agriculture, Natural Resources and Food Industries Grew 2007-2016

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The latest installment of an annual report from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences reveals some good news about the state’s economy – from 2007 to 2016, the portion of Florida’s… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Helps Residents Prepare for Fall Gardening

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – With the intense heat and humidity of summer behind us, now is a great time to spruce up your garden with lots of fall veggies, flowering annuals and perennials, says a University of Florida Institute… Read More