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UF Study: Where brown anoles invade, native green anoles reach new heights

An anole on a branch

Green anole lizards used to be a common sight in much of the southeastern United States, but in places like Florida, people are now more likely to encounter the invasive brown anole, especially in urban… Read More

UF researchers lead effort to streamline, reuse data to help feed the world

Data sets are often easy to find but complicated to use because scientists store and use information differently, and they vary their vocabulary. That’s why University of Florida researchers are leading a national project to… Read More

UF study: Fully recyclable packaging makes consumers feel better about meal kits

Meal kits are growing in popularity, with national sales predicted to increase from $4.6 billion in 2017 to $11.6 billion in 2022. Such kits include pre-cut raw foods and recipe cards to prepare a home-cooked… Read More

Fall in Florida is primetime for growing lettuce at home hydroponically, UF/IFAS explains

Lettuce is one of the top 10 vegetables grown and consumed across the country that can be grown hydroponically on patios, backyard gardens and more. Florida ranks third in the nation for producing lettuce, with… Read More

Fungal pathogen effective control for insect associated with citrus greening

By ROBIN KOESTOYO FORT PIERCE, Fla.— The Asian citrus psyllid transmits the bacterium associated with the most serious citrus disease worldwide — and now it has a formidable enemy in a fungal pathogen. The disease… Read More

Learn the latest in dairy production, science from UF experts

Florida International Dairy Academy

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The inaugural Florida International Dairy Academy (FIDA), a comprehensive online program from the University of Florida’s animal sciences department, will kick off in January 2022 and educate participants in the latest advances… Read More

Hunger in Florida: A problem with a size and scope hard to digest

a volunteer reaches to stock cans of soup on a shelf at a food pantry

More than 3 million Florida residents are food insecure and receive food assistance. During Food Week, Oct. 11 to 16, units across UF/IFAS will join hands to raise awareness about hunger issues and engage students… Read More