Stormwater Ponds May Harbor Invasive Plants, UF/IFAS Research Finds

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Stormwater ponds are prevalent throughout Florida’s urban and residential landscapes, but University of Florida researchers are looking into whether these engineered ecosystems support the spread of invasive plant species. An ongoing UF Institute of Food… Read More

Wedgworth Leadership Institute Seeks Nominations for Class XI

By Christy Chiarelli GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The UF/IFAS Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture & Natural Resources (WLIANR) is accepting nominations for Class XI participants in one of Florida’s premier agricultural leadership programs. The two-year comprehensive program, which will… Read More

Battling Invasive Plants Good Investment, but More Funding Needed, Study Finds

For decades, Florida communities have battled invasive plants on land and water. These plants disrupt native ecosystems and livelihoods, and more arrive each year. Now a new study from the University of Florida and The Nature Conservancy shows… Read More

UF/IFAS Research Awards Ceremony Honors Accomplishments, Mentorship

Sixty-three faculty, staff and graduate students from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) were recognized at the 12th Annual Florida Agricultural Experiment Station Research Awards Ceremony on Thursday. Robert Gilbert, the new UF/IFAS… Read More

UF Scientists Test Vaccine for Disease that Affects Deer

University of Florida scientists are working with deer farmers to test a new vaccine that could help prevent a deadly disease in deer. The disease, called epizootic hemorrhagic disease, or EHD, does not affect humans, but is the… Read More

UF/IFAS Urges Permeable Pavement to Help Reduce Pollutants

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Instead of rain bouncing off pavement and carrying nutrients down to a drain or retention pond, some pavement actually absorbs water. It’s called permeable pavement, and it minimizes pollutants such as nitrogen from getting into… Read More

May is American Wetlands Month

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With 20% of the nation’s wetlands, Florida is a prime location to observe American Wetlands Month. As Peter Frederick, a University of Florida research professor, puts it: “You don’t have to go very far in… Read More

U.S., Brazilian Scientists Collaborate to Address Horse and Cattle Management Challenges

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — How can we improve the health and welfare of horses and cattle? That will be a big question on the minds of the veterinarians, animal scientists and livestock breeders from the United States and Brazil… Read More

Hurricane Michael continues to hamper Georgia, Florida agriculture

By Adam N. Rabinowitz and Christa Court On October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, as a Category 5 hurricane, with peak, sustained winds estimated at 160 mph. It was the strongest hurricane on… Read More