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Florida Project Learning Tree program sees growth over past year

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Project Learning Tree program had a successful year in 2012 with more participation and activities, according to recently released figures. The program, which is housed in the University of Florida… Read More

UF researchers improve process to create renewable chemicals from plants

Click here for high resolution photo. Caption at bottom. Related video. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Crops aren’t just for food, fiber and fuel. Researchers at the University of Florida are making new industrial applications possible for… Read More

Food, sustainability and climate change experts to speak in Gainesville April 2-3

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida will host a climate symposium April 2-3 that will feature leading authorities on food, sustainability and climate change. Registration has closed for the event, but members of the… Read More

UF/IFAS associate professor wins 2013 Postdoc Mentoring Award

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Kevin Folta, a University of Florida associate professor and interim chair of the horticultural sciences department, is a recipient of the 2013 Postdoc… Read More

UF agricultural economics professor wins lifetime achievement award

Click here for high resolution version. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Charles Moss, a professor in the University of Florida’s food and resource economics department, recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern… Read More

UF distinguished professor named Florida Academy of Sciences’ 2013 medalist

Click here for high resolution version. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Lonnie Ingram, a distinguished professor in the University of Florida’s microbiology and cell science department, has been named the 2013 Medalist by the… Read More

UF study: Some Earth bacteria survive and grow at extremely low pressure; may aid Mars research

Captions at bottom. Click here and here for high resolution versions. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have discovered for the first time that some Earth bacteria can live under the same low pressure… Read More

Plants in space: Gravity not needed to orient root growth, UF researchers find

Click here for high resolution version. Caption below. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Plant growth is not as dependent on gravity as previously thought, according to new research from the University of Florida. In a study published… Read More

UF researcher exploring plant preservation method that could help endangered species

Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida scientist is researching a method to freeze and preserve orchid seeds, and besides aiding producers, it might also give… Read More

New UF/IFAS video series shows how to increase sustainability in plant nurseries

Click here for image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Many plant nurseries in Florida have adopted sustainable practices, and the University of Florida is looking to help even more do so with a new… Read More