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Cloud-based technology helps farmers count citrus trees

In his quest to find the right drone and other artificial intelligence to help ensure citrus growers get an accurate count of their crop, Yiannis Ampatzidis and his research team have developed a system known… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS offers new environmental microbiology graduate certificate

Typically, we hear of microscopic organisms causing problems, such as harmful algal blooms in Florida. But what if we could harness these creatures for good, such as using tiny organisms that thrive in environments with… Read More

Virtual dating amidst COVID-19: FAQs and tips from a relationship expert

In a time when connection is desired more than ever but difficult to achieve, many have taken to virtual methods of feeling connected. UF/IFAS Extension SMART Couples agent Stephanie Norman shares tips for feeling close… Read More

Families with limited resources may get UF/IFAS nutrition education virtually

Educators with the UF/IFAS Extension Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) teach classes in-person. They prefer face-to-face education, and so do their clients. But soon, they may bring lessons to stakeholders where they live… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension agents working together to better serve citrus growers

oranges on tree

By RUTH BORGER  LAKE ALFRED, FL — Florida’s citrus growers have long benefited from productive relationships with UF/IFAS Extension commercial citrus agents who work in central and Southwest Florida. And it’s about to get better…. Read More

UF/IFAS scientists assess iNaturalist’s data quality of termite records

DAVIE, Fla. – Data sources are invaluable to scientific research. While there are countless numbers of data resources designed and dedicated to specific areas of research, nowadays, data resources available to scientists seeking knowledge of… Read More

In COVID-19 era, UF/IFAS research adapts

As Florida moved to “safer at home” measures, not all work could be put on pause. When it came to University of Florida research, many UF/IFAS projects could not wait. There are living plants, animals… Read More

A man meant for Extension: Ralph Mitchell, your interim DeSoto County Extension director

ARCADIA, Fla. — Growing up in Rhode Island, it almost seemed like Ralph Mitchell was destined to pursue Extension as a career. “Well, my father was an Extension agent,” Mitchell said. “I loved to come… Read More