UF/IFAS Scientists to Promote Importance of Agricultural Research to Congress

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Agricultural research is important not only to the livelihood of farmers, but also to every consumer who expects safe, affordable food and a healthy environment, and its success depends on public funding. That’s why two… Read More

AI Could Help Citrus Growers Find, Detect Dangerous Psyllids

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Precision agriculture engineer Yiannis Ampatzidis sees a day when citrus farmers use artificial intelligence to detect the pin-sized insects that can infect the fruit’s trees with the deadly greening disease. That day could come in… Read More

UF/IFAS Professor Selected as Fulbright Scholar

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mementos, including a collection of alligator figurines, cover nearly every wall and surface in the University of Florida office of Muthusami Kumaran. Those figurines are a nod to the university community he’s called home for… Read More

UF Students Recognized for Achievements at 13th Annual CALS Banquet

With experiences ranging from teaching sea life curricula to children and working at the Florida Museum of Natural History, to conducting strawberry genetics research and interning with Unilever, the achievements of students in the University of Florida College… Read More

Sustainability Leader Works to Improve Community Through Education

By Robin Koestoyo FORT PIERCE, Fla. — The 21st century ushered in the sustainability era as scientists reported the effects of climate change with greater emphasis and as sea levels began an unprecedented rise. To lead southeastern Florida… Read More

UF/IFAS Agricultural Engineering Professor Named Director of Florida Climate Institute

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida agricultural engineer who uses crop models to help farmers adapt to warmer, more erratic weather, will unite scientists to better deal with the impacts of an increasingly changing climate. Senthold Asseng… Read More

Four-Year Scholar, First-Generation Student to Graduate from UF/IFAS CALS

As a first-generation college student and Vietnamese immigrant, Phong Truong sees his heritage and socioeconomic status as playing valuable roles in his thirst for knowledge and journey toward earning a college degree. On May 4, Truong will celebrate… Read More

Yellow Fever, Asian Tiger Mosquitoes Both Adept at Transmitting Zika

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Yellow fever and Asian tiger mosquitoes found in Florida — and infected with the Zika virus — are good at transmitting the virus, new University of Florida research shows. Zika can make people sick and… Read More