Young adults having a discussion

UF-community partnership fosters youth-led research on parental incarceration

August 24, 2021

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- According to the National Institute of Corrections, 7% of all children in the U.S. have had a parent in jail or prison at some time in their lives. For many years, social scientists have sought to understand the impact ... READ MORE

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

Breast milk of mothers who received COVID-19 vaccine contains antibodies that fight illness

August 24, 2021

The breast milk of lactating mothers vaccinated against COVID-19 contains a significant supply of antibodies that may help protect nursing infants from the illness, according to new research from the University of Florida. For the study, ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Covid-19, Joseph Larkin, Microbiology And Cell Science, News, Vaccination

Longtime director of Tropical Aquaculture Lab earns national recognition

August 24, 2021

RUSKIN, Fla. --- Craig Watson started his aquaculture career early. At 16, he started working on a tropical fish farm in Miami. Eventually, while attending Florida State University, Watson worked at an aquarium and tropical fish store in Tallahassee. “That ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Craig Watson, Disease Lab, Fish Farms, Joseph P. McCraren Award, National Aquaculture Association, Risk Management, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Species, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory, Tropical Fish

Scientists find new watermelon viruses in Florida; help available

August 23, 2021

IMMOKALEE, Fla. --- Florida watermelon growers, the most productive in the nation, face two new viruses. But finding a disease is the first step to managing it, says a University of Florida scientist who helped pinpoint the diseases. From 2017-2020, ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Pests & Disease
Tags: Detection, North Florida Research And Education Center, Pamela Roberts, Plant Pathology, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Virus, Watermelon
Rows of canned goods stocked neatly in a food pantry

Voices of UF/IFAS: Ziynet Boz

August 20, 2021

Name: Ziynet Boz Position: Assistant Professor Hometown: Mersin, Turkey Years with UF/IFAS: 8 months since I started my position. I completed my Ph.D. here at the ABE department between 2013-2017 as a Fulbright scholar and completed ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Institute For Sustainable Food Systems, Voices Of UF/IFAS
hemp plants in an indoor environment with artificial lighting for research

Hemp flowering behavior research provides further guidance for Florida growers

August 19, 2021

New UF/IFAS research suggests Florida growers must carefully select hemp varieties and factor the length of a given day when scheduling when to plant. Understanding hemp flowering behavior, or how it responds to light and varying daylengths ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Hemp, Hemp Research, Industrial Hemp, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Project, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center

UF research team studies whether flies carry red tide toxins

August 18, 2021

Tons of dead fish lined the shores around Tampa Bay in the wake of this summer's red tide, and those carcasses make great homes for flies. A University of Florida scientist wants to know whether flies can carry red tide toxins -- known scientifically ... READ MORE

Tags: Brevetoxins, Dead Fish, Entomology And Nematology, Filth Flies, Fish, Flies, Horseshoe Crabs, Red Tide, Respiration, Skin Irritation, Ted Burgess

‘Dr. Saba’ named Outstanding Graduate Educator by national horticultural society

August 16, 2021

As a University of Florida professor, Bala Rathinasabapathi spends many hours in the lab and the classroom – not to mention at his office. He puts just as much emphasis on student success as he does on his scientific pursuits. Often student ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: American Society For Horticultural Science, Bala Rathinasabapathi, Doctoral Student, Graduate Educator Of The Year, Horticultural Sciences, UF/IFAS CALS, Vance Whitaker

UF professor recognized for a career of accomplishment

August 12, 2021

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- Fred G. Gmitter, Jr., professor of horticulture and citrus breeder at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Citrus Research and Education Center, has been recognized as a 2021 Fellow by the ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: American Society For Horticultural Science, Citrus, Citrus Greening Disease, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Cultivars, Fellow, Fred Gmitter, Genetics, Genomics, Grapefruit, Hlb, Mandarin, Sugar Belle, Varieties

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