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Bee appearance and behavior may be related, genetic study reveals


January 18, 2022

Recently discovered genetic knowledge of two nuisance western honey bee subspecies will help commercial and hobby beekeepers. A new UF/IFAS study identified genetic characteristics relevant to the production and behavioral attributes of these ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Africanized Bees, Beekeeping, Bees, Entomology, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services, Genetic Markers, Genetics, Honey Bee Research And Extension Lab, Honey Bees, Honeybee, Insects, UF/IFAS, UFHoneyBee, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension, Usda, USDA APHIS
woman holds and inspects the underside of a chestnut horse's hoof

Breakthrough laminitis research shows promise for the future


December 1, 2021

Horse owners usually dread hearing the diagnosis of “Laminitis.” The disease plagues horses of many backgrounds, ages and disciplines. Using genetics, UF/IFAS and University of Pennsylvania scientists have made a breakthrough in the disease ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Animal Sciences, Animal Sciences Department, Equine, Equine Research, Genetics, Horse, Horse Management, Laminitis, UF/IFAS Animal Sciences Department
Florida International Dairy Academy

Learn the latest in dairy production, science from UF experts


October 4, 2021

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 ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Animal Management, Animal Nutrition, Animal Sciences, Cattle, Dairy, Dairy Cattle, Dairy Extension, Dairy Production, Dairy Science, Education, Extension, Genetics, UF Animal Science

UF cattle scientists use AI to improve quality and quantity of meat, dairy


August 30, 2021

For a century, researchers have tracked genetic traits to find out which cattle produce more and better milk and meat. Now, two University of Florida scientists will use artificial intelligence to analyze millions of bits of genetic data to ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Livestock
Tags: #aiatuf, Animal Sciences, Artificial Intelligence, Cattle, Cool, Dairy, Fernanda Rezende, Genetics, Genome, HiPerGator, Meat, Production, Raluca Mateescu

UF professor recognized for a career of accomplishment


August 12, 2021

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- Fred G. Gmitter, Jr., professor of horticulture and citrus breeder at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Citrus Research and Education Center, has been recognized as a 2021 Fellow by the ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: American Society For Horticultural Science, Citrus, Citrus Greening Disease, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Cultivars, Fellow, Fred Gmitter, Genetics, Genomics, Grapefruit, Hlb, Mandarin, Sugar Belle, Varieties

Back to the Future: Citrus breeders look to ancient varieties for modern-day answers


July 26, 2021

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- In the ongoing race to find a solution to the devastating citrus greening disease, University of Florida scientists may find the path to the future by looking to the past. In a new study, published in Nature Communications, ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Pests & Disease
Tags: Ancestral Lineages, Citrus, Citrus Greening, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, East Asia, Fred Gmitter, Genetics, Genomes, Japan, Joint Genome Institute, Mandarin, Ryuku Islands

UF/IFAS awarded 1st Ph.D. plant breeding program in Florida, one of few in USA


July 13, 2021

Working in labs and fields across Florida, a new generation of students will start earning a Ph.D. in plant breeding from the University of Florida – the first program of its kind in Florida and one of a few in the nation. The UF/IFAS College ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Citrus, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Corn, Crops, Elaine Turner, Environmental Benefits, Fiber, Forage, Gene Editing, Genetics, Global Food Security, Hunger, Lettuce, New Program, Peanuts, Ph.D., Plant Breeding, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Vance Whitaker

From family farm to studying stone fruit, UF professor edits new pomegranate book


May 11, 2021

Growing up in Iran, Ali Sarkhosh worked on the family’s pomegranate farm, which has thrived for four generations. Later, at the University of Tehran, Sarkhosh wrote both his master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation on pomegranate genetic ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops
Tags: Ali Sarkhosh, Breeding, Editor, Farm, Genetics, Growers, Horticultural Sciences, International, New Book, Pomegranate

A plant for Mothers’ Day? UF/IFAS scientists breed top ornamentals


April 29, 2021

If you give mom a plant for Mother’s Day, you might appreciate the aroma and aesthetics of the flower you bought – and flora in general. You might even wonder how the plant got to the retailer or nursery in the first place. Many plants ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Alfred Huo, Breeding, David Clark, Environmental Horticulture, Flowers, Genetics, Gift, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Mother's Day, Ornamental Plants, Plants, Zhanao Deng

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


August 13, 2020

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, ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Environmental Horticulture Department, Forages, Fred Gmitter, Genetics, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Horticultural Sciences, Plant Breeding, Sam Hutton, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Vance Whitaker, Website, Zhanao Deng

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