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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

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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

UF researchers expand vanilla project; hope to meet consumer, grower demands

You can taste it now. A refreshing scoop of vanilla ice cream or a milk shake can be tasty and help cool you down in the sweltering Florida heat. To meet growing consumer demand for vanilla, Alan Chambers,… Read More

UF research: Recycle phosphorus before it goes into public waters – and save millions

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Recycle phosphorus while it’s still on the farm, and you can help prevent the nutrient from flowing downstream — where it could pollute water bodies — says a University of Florida scientist. Reusing phosphorus using… Read More

UF/IFAS Spotlight: Yu Wang, passionate promoter of flavor research

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Yu Wang was born in China as an only child in a family with protective parents, but Yu knew she wanted to see the world. She studied food engineering during her undergraduate years in Hefei, China, and wanted… Read More