Category: Work & Life

UF Extension Service Launches New Statewide Energy-Conservation Campaign

By: Chuck Woods Source: Pierce Jones – piercejones@ufl.edu, (352) 392-8074 View Photo GAINESVILLE, FLA. — As more consumers struggle with record-breaking energy costs and rapid urban growth puts a strain on Florida’s natural resources, the University of Florida’s… Read More

UF Research Shows Termite Damage Cuts Insulation Values by Nearly 75 Percent

By: Chuck Woods Sources: Phil Koehler – pgk@ufl.edu, (352) 392-2484 Roberto Pereira – rpereira@ufl.edu, (352) 392-2326 Cynthia Tucker – ctucker@ufl.edu, (352) 392-2326 View Photo GAINESVILLE, FLA. — Termites aren’t just out to eat the wood in your home…. Read More

UF Researchers on the Watch for Nice Weather – and the Diseases It Could Bring

By: Stu Hutson – (352) 273-3569 Sources: Jonathan Day – jfda@ufl.edu, (561) 778-7200 x132 Roxanne Rutledge Connelly – crr@ufl.edu, (772) 778-7200 x172 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Calling it a silver lining may be a stretch, but the… Read More

Overfertilizing St. Augustinegrass Could Encourage Chinch Bugs, UF Researcher Warns

By: Tom Nordlie – (352) 273-3567 Sources: Eileen Buss – (352) 392-0400 Fred Baxendale – fbaxendale1@unl.edu, (402) 472-8699 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A little fertilizer can perk up a St. Augustinegrass lawn as spring arrives, but homeowners… Read More

New UF/IFAS Study: Florida Agriculture, Natural Resource and Related Industries Have $101.9 Billion Value-Added Impact and Generate Second Largest Number of Jobs in the State

By: Chuck Woods Source: Alan Hodges – awhodges@ufl.edu, 352-392-1881 x312 GAINESVILLE, Fla. — At a time when the nation’s slowing economy is tipping toward recession, one of the largest and most stable sectors of Florida’s economy continues to… Read More

Next Week’s ‘Florida Saves’ Campaign Urges State Residents to Save for a Rainy Day

By: Mickie Anderson – (352) 273-3566 Sources: Elaine Courtney – ecourtne@ifas.ufl.edu, (850) 689-5850 Anita McKinney – anitamck@ufl.edu, (904) 387-8850 GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Expect a call from your conscience next week, telling you it’s time to blow the dust… Read More

More Seek the Small-Farm Dream, but Need Help from Friends, Experts Say

By: Stu Hutson – (352) 273-3569 Sources: Robert Hochmuth – bobhoch@ufl.edu, (386) 362-1725 x103 Danielle Treadwell – ddtreadw@ufl.edu, (352) 392-1928 x210 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It wasn’t long after longtime commercial writer Sandra “Sam” Williams and husband… Read More