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UF researcher earns national recognition early in her career

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla. – She’s early in her career, but Yu Wang, a University of Florida food scientist, is making great strides in her research. Recognizing Wang’s work, the Agricultural and Food Chemistry division (AGFD)… Read More

New UF/IFAS website helps consumers understand importance of plant breeding program

Peruse the produce section of a grocery store and you can find citrus, strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes, sugarcane, corn and lettuce developed by UF/IFAS researchers. Go to a business that sells plants, and you’ll see lantanas, coleuses, caladiums and… Read More

UF/IFAS scientist in search of effective control of mosquito that spreads West Nile virus in south Florida

VERO BEACH, Fla. – A University of Florida scientist is collaborating with Miami-Dade Mosquito Control to evaluate and determine the most effective insecticides to control the mosquito that spreads the West Nile virus that is impacting three south… Read More

UF professor earns national award for innovative research

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — Researcher. Scholar. Change agent.  Nian Wang, a professor at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, has been recognized for all of these roles by the American Phytopathological… Read More

New UF/IFAS rangeland ecologist hopes to protect cattle from predators

ONA, Fla. — Hance Ellington grew up in rural Kentucky, where he and his friends caught crawfish. He loved the outdoors. Later, as an undergraduate student at The Ohio State University, he went on a three-month study-abroad program… Read More

AI helps detect powdery mildew early so growers can manage disease in squash

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Plant detectives and engineers from the University of Florida are using artificial intelligence to find a disease early so growers who produce summer squash can keep it under control. Early detection gives farmers a fighting… Read More

Florida Sea Grant and UF/IFAS name new associate director of Extension and education

As a child growing up in Bermuda, Maia McGuire knew how to swim before she could walk and spent every spare moment exploring the ocean’s shore with her father. Now, she will lead UF/IFAS Extension and Florida Sea… Read More

St. Lucie atala butterfly conservation program awarded national designation

St. LUCIE, Fla. – Despite COVID-19 restrictions limiting the use of parks and natural settings, residents of all ages can still enjoy what nature has to offer in almost every urban location including one’s own backyard. That is… Read More

Sea turtle nests and hurricanes, here is what UF /IFAS experts want you to know

By: Lourdes Rodriguez and Tory Moore Hurricane season, June through November, overlaps with sea turtle nesting season, which starts in March and runs through October in Florida. When storms approach the coast, they can put nests in peril…. Read More