Category: Work & Life

UF researcher: Southeast must prepare for wild weather from climate change

Caption at bottom GAINESVILLE, Fla. —  People who live in the southeastern United States should begin to prepare for more drastically changing weather conditions – everything from heat waves to poorer air quality – caused by climate change,… Read More

New UF-developed strawberry varieties are bred with a focus on flavor

Click here or image above for video about UF/IFAS’ strawberry breeding program. For high-resolution version of above photo, click here. Caption below. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the time for Florida growers to plant strawberries right around the corner,… Read More

UF has experts for back-to-school news stories on head lice, lunchbox germs & more

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has experts for back-to-school news stories on head lice, lunchbox germs & more. 1. HEAD LICE: Head lice, an easily transferable pest, are often found in children due… Read More

UF helping develop insecticide to target malaria-carrying mosquitoes

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In malaria-ridden parts of Africa, mosquito netting protects people from being infected while they sleep; now, a University of Florida entomologist wants to improve the netting by… Read More

Florida expert: Keep pets, livestock away from false parasol mushrooms

  Photo cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. Photo cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. Photo cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. Downloadable broadcast video available at https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10837916/20130502_PETPOISON.zip By Tom Nordlie, 352-273-3567,… Read More