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Screwworm life cycle and habits contribute to insect’s threat, UF experts say

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida residents curious or skeptical about the threat posed by the parasitic screwworm fly Cochliomiya hominivorax can rest assured the insect merits all the attention it has received after an outbreak was detected in the… Read More

New UF/IFAS document profiles destructive screwworm fly recently detected in Florida Keys

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To educate Florida agricultural producers, livestock owners, pet owners and concerned residents about the destructive screwworm fly recently detected in the Florida Keys, experts with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences… Read More

Florida residents should be vigilant for signs of screwworm on livestock and pets, UF experts say

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Screwworms infecting wild deer in the Florida Keys have captured headlines, and experts with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and UF’s College of Veterinary Medicine say livestock and pet owners… Read More

UF/IFAS officials credit teamwork for victory over invasive Oriental fruit fly; end of quarantine means return to business as usual for Miami-Dade County growers

Female Oriental fruit fly. Click on image for high-res version. Cutline at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The lifting of an agricultural quarantine in Miami-Dade County on Feb. 13 signaled victory over the invasive Oriental fruit fly and a… Read More

UF/IFAS research funding hits record high in FY 2015, confirming value of Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, UF/IFAS research faculty efforts

Photo cutline at bottom. Click on photo for larger image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Research funding for the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences hit an all-time high in Fiscal Year 2015, at almost $125.82 million,… Read More

UF Field and Fork Pantry dedicated; facility will feed campus community members in need

Click on image for high-res version. Photo cutline below. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Vowing that hunger should never be a barrier to education, University of Florida officials dedicated the campus’ newest enterprise addressing hunger within the UF community, the… Read More

UF/IFAS part of new website showcasing land-grant university impacts

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To help inform agricultural producers, policymakers and the public about its accomplishments, the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is contributing to a new website, http://landgrantimpacts.org, that showcases projects by research and… Read More

UF/IFAS excels in National Taiwan University rankings of published scientific papers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s official – the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is producing world-class research…and the proof is in the papers. Rankings issued this month by National Taiwan University place several UF/IFAS programs… Read More