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To save water, start with irrigating less

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March 16, 2023

Growing up, we are taught to save water by turning the faucet off while we brush our teeth, or by taking short showers instead of baths. Every bit of saved water is important, but recent research indicates that water use in our yards can really ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Center For Land Use Efficiency, FFL, Florida-friendly Landscaping, H2OSAV, Irrigation, Landscape, Landscapes, Rain Sensor, Save Water, Smart-irrigation Controllers, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Water Conservation, Water Quantity, Water Use, Yards
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Youth-led research uncovers insights into needs of those affected by parental incarceration

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March 7, 2023

Parental incarceration is considered an adverse childhood experience (ACE), and research shows that it can have a lasting negative impact on children’s behavior, mental health and educational outcomes. According to the National Institute ... READ MORE

Category: Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Research, Work & Life
Tags: Erin Vines, Family, Michelle Abraczinskas, News, Youth And Community Sciences

UF/IFAS y la Facultad de Medicina de UF se unen durante un evento de nutrición y seguridad laboral para ayudar a los trabajadores agrícolas

Bahder, Luz
March 7, 2023

Especialistas de University of Florida - Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) y de la Facultad de Medicina de UF, evaluarán a los trabajadores agrícolas para la detección temprana de enfermedades crónicas durante la cuarta ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, Events, Health & Nutrition, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: 'Arcadia', Agentes De Extension, Ajia Paolillo, Anemia, Asociacion De Trabajadores Agricolas De Florida, Atencion Medica, CAFE Latino, Capacitacion Sobre Seguridad Laboral, Clinica De La Salud, Colesterol Alto, Depresion, Diabetes Mellitus, Dr. Norman Beatty, Enfermedad De Chagas, Espanol, Facultad De Medicina De UF, Familias, John Diaz, Jonael Bosques, Lourdes Pérez Cordero, Luis Rodriguez, Materiales Educativos, Presion Arterial Alta, Salud, Spanish, Trabajadores Agrícolas, UF Health, UF/IFAS, Vacunas

What homeowners should know about pesticide safety

February 27, 2023

February is National Pesticide Safety Education Month. There are a variety of reasons people may apply pesticides inside or outside their homes, but University of Florida experts want to remind people that the health and safety of their families ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Amy Stone, College Of Veterinary Medicine, Emily Kraus, Pesticide Safety, Pet Safety

Científicos instan a residentes de Florida a reportar lagartijas no nativas para evitar su propagación

Bahder, Luz
February 14, 2023

Para accesar a los subtítulos en español, por favor seleccione configuración-subtítulos- español.  El basilisco marrón, una lagartija no nativa, está expandiendo su rango de distribución en el sur y centro de Florida y los científicos ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Events, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Basilisco, Conservacion, Corytophanidae, EddMaps, Espanol, Especie No Nativa, Ken Gioeli, Lagartija, Lourdes Pérez Cordero, UF/IFAS, Vida Silvestre
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UF economists narrow estimate of agricultural losses from Hurricane Ian to $1.03 billion

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February 9, 2023

After months of gathering and analyzing data, University of Florida economists have refined the estimate of agricultural losses due to Hurricane Ian: $1.03 billion. This number is an estimate of the total value of seasonal crops, livestock, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Horticulture, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Christa Court, Economic Impact Analysis Program, Food And Resource Economics, Hurricane Ian, News

UF/IFAS scientists rethink food possibilities with 3D food printer

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February 2, 2023

For years, 3D printers have become an increasingly useful technology for creating everything from rollercoaster models to houses. But what about printing food? Adam Watson and Ziynet Boz, two UF/IFAS professors in the agricultural and biological ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: 3D Food Printer, Adam Watson, Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Food Is Our Middle Name, Ziynet Boz
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Silver nanoparticles show promise in fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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January 31, 2023

For centuries, silver has been known to have antimicrobial properties. New research investigated whether silver nanoparticles could amplify the effects of antibiotics on antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The study found that small amounts ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Antibiotic Resistance, Antibiotics, Autumn Dove, Daniel Czyz, Microbiology And Cell Science, Nanotechnolgoy, News, Silver
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Científicos encuentran evidencia de que la leche materna de mujeres vacunadas contra el COVID-19 podría proteger a los bebés

Bahder, Luz
January 19, 2023

Un nuevo estudio de University of Florida provee nueva evidencia de que la leche materna proveniente de mujeres vacunadas contra el COVID-19 brinda protección a los infantes que, por edad, no pueden recibir la vacuna. Este último estudio ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Covid-19, Embarazo, Espanol, Hispana, Joseph Larkin, Latina, Lauren Stafford, Leche Materna, Neonatologia, Spanish, University Of Florida, Vacuna, Vivian Valcarce Luaces

UF/IFAS helps Floridians launch food business dreams

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January 17, 2023

Starting a food business might seem intimidating, but UF/IFAS Extension courses can help make big dreams a reality. That is exactly how Sharlay Smith of Jacksonville, Florida, turned a “lightbulb moment” into The Lentil House, a profitable ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Cottage Food Industry, Cottage Foods, Entrepreneurship, Food Business Workshops, Food Is Our Middle Name, Food Safety, UF/IFAS Extension Duval County

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