Tag: News

UF scientists to help California, Florida growers control dangerous avocado pathogen

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida experts know all too well about laurel wilt, the pathogen endangering the state’s $100 million-a-year avocado industry – and they’re trying to find ways to prevent it from spreading. Now, they’re taking… Read More

UF expert offers ways to cut “screen time” as kids return to school

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To some parents, it can seem like children scan social media, TV and the Internet almost constantly. As we head toward a new school year, a University of Florida expert gives tips on how to… Read More

They can do algebra, but do they have life skills? 4-H preps kids for adulthood

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most kids can’t wait to grow up. But today, many parents are concerned that their children aren’t ready to enter the adult world, according to researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and… Read More

Can Florida mosquitoes transmit new strains of painful chikungunya virus?

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists are starting to better understand the ability of two Florida mosquito species to transmit two strains of chikungunya virus that have caused outbreaks of human disease around the world. The virus… Read More

Like to lie in the hammock? That – and other variables — will trigger how you fertilize, irrigate

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some urban residents see their landscapes as havens for birds or pollinators. Some like the sheer beauty of a well-kempt lawn or a place to relax. Still others prefer the profit they might make from… Read More