Category: Work & Life

Turfgrass alternatives offer residents additional groundcover choices, UF/IFAS experts say

Click here for high-res image. Cutline at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Spring is right around the corner, and for some residents it may be time to think about sprucing up the yard with new landscaping. Covering more than… Read More

To help homeowners, industry personnel, UF/IFAS posts videos on turfgrass research

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences recently completed the state’s largest-ever study of landscape turfgrass and fertilizer use, and new online videos will help homeowners and lawn-care professionals understand… Read More

UF/IFAS Family Day at the Dairy Farm returns March 16, public invited

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Last year’s open house at the University of Florida dairy farm was so successful that organizers were “moo-tivated” to repeat the event, which returns to Alachua County… Read More

UF scientists identify natural compounds that enhance humans’ perception of sweetness

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida taste scientist Linda Bartoshuk and her colleagues want to play a trick on you — but it’s for your own good. The UF team has identified a group of naturally occurring compounds… Read More

Two UF/IFAS faculty members honored for international work, influence

Nan-Yao Su, right, is congratulated by Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources. Click here for high-res image.   Clyde Fraisse, right, is congratulated by Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and… Read More

Beneficial bacteria control effects of Southern corn rust, aflatoxin in silage, UF/IFAS researchers find

  Photo cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Corn silage is an important dairy feed but it sometimes harbors an unwelcome addition – Southern corn rust, a fungal disease that thrives under hot,… Read More

UF/IFAS research into bacterial disease could lead to natural herbicide

Click here for high resolution version. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists are researching a natural herbicide that could be used in traditional and organic farming. The herbicide, a chemical called thaxtomin, occurs naturally… Read More