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Give the gift of knowledge this year: Shop the UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore

December 6, 2021

With more than 400 items available for purchase, the UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore has something for everyone on your list this year. These items make perfect stocking stuffers, white elephant gifts or as a treat for yourself. For the kids Build-a-bug! ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS
Tags: Book, Books, Bookstore, Children's Books, Cook Books, Gift, Gift Guide, Gifts, Holidays, Love Your Bookstore, Shopping, Shopping List, UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore
rows of red and green begonias in liners inside a greenhouse

Building better begonias

November 9, 2021

Begonias are among the top five most popular plants found in flower beds and Florida leads the way in production with sales valuing more than $11.8 million, according to the USDA. But heat waves and drought have hurt begonia production in the ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Begonias, Climate Change, Environmental Horticulture, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services, FNGLA, Grant, Plant Breeding, Usda

Fish tracking data has more to offer, new research says

November 3, 2021

For years, researchers have used tracking devices to monitor fish movements and growth in this area of study is exponential, researchers say. But this growing data base has not yet been effectively integrated into conservation decisions, understanding ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Acoustic Telemetry, Animal Behavior, ITAG, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences
image - FLREC students Johanalyn Gordon and Joseph Velenovsky

Using 1.68M termites, UF/IFAS students show how only a few need to feed on baits to eliminate the colony

October 26, 2021

Subterranean termites have an important economic and environmental impact as they cause severe damage to structures and trees. With the spread of invasive termite species, the challenges for homeowners in some parts of the country continue ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center
DeLuca property

Research at the DeLuca Preserve gets a jump start

October 21, 2021

Scientists will conduct research at the 27,000-acre DeLuca Preserve with more than $600,000 in funding awarded to UF/IFAS faculty to study complex issues. Eight research projects received funding to begin research on the property. Projects ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Farm Management, Forests, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: DeLuca Preserve, Funding, Research, Research Funding, UF/IFAS Jumpstart Program

North Florida Research and Education Center celebrates 100th anniversary

October 5, 2021

QUINCY, Fla. --- The UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) celebrated a century of agricultural innovation and education in an Oct. 1 ceremony in Quincy. “More important than the temporal milestone is what has happened ... READ MORE

Category: EVENTS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Events, J. Scott Angle, News, North Florida Research And Education Center
grey Arabian breed horse trotting in the desert

UF research provides insight to equine metabolic syndrome

September 2, 2021

Equine metabolic syndrome, a common equine condition, often proves difficult for veterinarians to diagnose and treat. Recent UF/IFAS research into genetic factors contributing to the disease provides guidance on how to manage horses so owners ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Arabian Horse, College Of Veterinary Medicine, Equestrian, Equine, Equine Business, Equine Metabolic Syndrome, Founder, Genetic Markers, Horse, Horse Care, Horse Management, Horses, Laminitis
hemp plants in an indoor environment with artificial lighting for research

Hemp flowering behavior research provides further guidance for Florida growers

August 19, 2021

New UF/IFAS research suggests Florida growers must carefully select hemp varieties and factor the length of a given day when scheduling when to plant. Understanding hemp flowering behavior, or how it responds to light and varying daylengths ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Hemp, Hemp Research, Industrial Hemp, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Project, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center
image - UF/IFAS FMEL undergraduate student Ahsley Malcolm conducts mosquito collection in the field for the survey.

Majority of Florida mosquito species are understudied, UF/IFAS survey illustrates

August 11, 2021

There are 66 Florida mosquito control districts that suppress mosquito species populations by using integrated mosquito control methods. A survey of the Sunshine State’s mosquito control districts has shed light on a variety of species ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Dengue, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Entomology And Nematology, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Florida Mosquito COntrol Districts, Malaria, Mosquito Research, Mosquitoes, New Mosquito Species, News, UF/IFAS, West Nile, West Nile Virus, Zika

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