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From yellowed broccoli to mushy avocados: How UF scientists are using AI to cut food waste, loss

Sliced avocado

Spoiled produce is a problem for both consumers and the food transportation industry and has environmental impacts as well. About 40% of all food produced is wasted, and a significant portion of that waste happens… Read More

Want to help insects? Create flower ‘billboards’ in your landscape, new research says

Blanketflower with bee. Photo credit: Geena Hill

Insect populations are declining. New research from University of Florida gives homeowners new guidance on how to maximize their landscape’s benefit to insects. Grouping flowering plant species together in a mass of color creates a… Read More

UF Faculty and Staff Recognized for Outstanding Teaching and Advising

Award medals

By: Meredith Oglesby, 352-392-1963, moglesby1@ufl.edu Media Contact: Jarred Shellhouse, 352-392-1963, jshellhouse@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Traditionally, the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) hosts an annual scholarship and leadership awards banquet to celebrate the… Read More

New chair: Christopher Gunter to lead UF horticulture programs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Christopher Gunter joins the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) as professor and chair of the horticultural sciences department. His official start date is June 7. As the… Read More

Experts Available: Piney Point Reservoir

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) has experts in water quality, harmful algal blooms, soil, and other related issues. The faculty listed below can answer media questions regarding the ongoing… Read More

UF scientists help wildlife parks mobilize against poaching

Nyungwe National Park

Illegal poaching is a threat to wildlife conservation around the world. Park rangers can combat poaching, but they can be used more strategically. UF researchers have developed tools to help park managers use ranger patrols… Read More

UF Agricultural and Biological Engineering Graduate Program Rises to No. 3 by U.S. News & World Report

Researcher in the field

Image above taken prior to national guidelines of face coverings and social distancing. By Meredith Oglesby Media contact: Samantha Murray, 949-735-1076, grenrosa@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida agricultural and biological engineering graduate program… Read More

Cultivating better Florida mangoes – UF/IFAS scientists sequence DNA to support, grow a domestic industry

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – A team of scientists at the University of Florida have sequenced the genome of the internationally important ‘Tommy Atkins’ mango – a variety that originated from Florida and that is valued for… Read More