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UF: Florida's September consumer sentiment reaches post-recession high

Published: September 30 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Floridians’ consumer sentiment this month reached its highest level since before the Great Recession began and after it ended, according to a monthly University of Florida survey. The index inched up one point from August to 83 – a level not seen since April 2007.

UF: No change in Florida's August consumer confidence

Published: August 26 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Consumer sentiment among Floridians remained flat at a post-recession high of 82 for the third consecutive month in August, according to a University of Florida survey.

The Coca-Cola Co. donates additional $1.5 Million to UF/IFAS to fight citrus greening

Published: August 13 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Foundation today announced a second gift of $1.5 million from the Coca-Cola Co. in support of long-term research aimed at preventing a widespread disease that affects crops in Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry.

Florida’s consumer confidence hits new post-recession high

Published: July 29 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians rose two points in July to 84, hitting another post-recession high for a second consecutive month, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF Tech Connect Fuels Innovation Economy in First 12 Years

Published: July 21 2014

GAINESVILLE --- In its first dozen years of operation, the University of Florida’s Tech Connect program has helped launch 157 technology-based startup companies that in turn generated more than $1 billion in private funding, $530 million in public funding and 2,000 new jobs, according to a report released today.

UF: Florida consumer confidence jumps to post-recession high

Published: June 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer sentiment among Floridians rose to a post-recession high in June, climbing four points to 82, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Surprising find: UF/IFAS discovers citrus greening affects roots before leaves

Published: April 30 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Although citrus greening enters trees through their leaves, University of Florida researchers have discovered that the deadly disease attacks roots long before the leaves show signs of damage – a finding that may help growers better care for trees while scientists work to find a cure.

Engineering team claims $25,000 in UF Big Idea Business Plan Competition

Published: April 29 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. —Three engineering students whose company developed a portable water purification device that uses ultraviolet light to sterilize water were awarded $25,000 for winning the UF Big Idea Business Plan Competition on Friday.

Research links sadness with avoidance of indulgent behavior

Published: April 16 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Getting the kids to go easy on the chocolate bunnies this year could be simple as sitting them down Easter morning and making them watch “Old Yeller.”

UF: Florida consumer confidence returns to post-recession high

Published: March 25 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians rose three points this month to 81, tying a post-recession high last reached in May and June of last year, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Healthier processed food? Essence of strawberry could be the key

Published: March 3 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists believe they have pinpointed the exact compounds in strawberries that give the fruit its delightfully unique flavor – findings that will allow UF breeders to create more flavorful varieties even faster.

UF/IFAS researchers demonstrate improved appeal of sterile flies that save crops

Published: February 26 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Irradiated, sterile flies dropped over seaports and agricultural areas to mate with unsuspecting females save food crops and millions of dollars in prevented infestations and the ensuing eradication efforts.

UF: Floridians’ confidence in economy bumps up a bit

Published: January 28 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians as measured by an index rose one point in January to 78, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF/IFAS study helps researchers better estimate citrus crop yields

Published: January 27 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Citrus crop-yield estimates may be more accurate, thus ensuring higher productivity and more revenue, if an algorithm proves as successful as it did in a recent University of Florida study.Wonsuk “Daniel” Lee’s study, published in the January issue of the journal Biosystems Engineering, could eventually help Florida’s $9 billion-a-year citrus industry.

University of Florida and Banyan Biomarkers Inc. to conduct NFL/GE-funded concussion research

Published: January 24 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Banyan Biomarkers Inc. announced today that it has received a $300,000 award from the NFL and General Electric to improve detection of concussions through research led by a University of Florida football team physician.

UF: Florida consumer confidence unchanged in December

Published: December 24 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer sentiment among Floridians was unchanged in December at 77, the same as the revised November reading, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Food safety is among top concerns for Floridians, UF/IFAS survey finds

Published: December 3 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Food safety is near the top of most Floridians’ concerns, behind only the economy and health care, a survey released today by the University of Florida shows.

UF: Florida's consumer sentiment bounces back in November

Published: November 26 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer sentiment among Floridians recovered from last month's drop, rising to 76 in November from the revised reading of 70, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF: Florida’s consumer sentiment bounces back in November

Published: November 26 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer sentiment among Floridians recovered from last month’s drop, rising to 76 in November from the revised reading of 70, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF/IFAS study: In battle against flies, don't toss old bulbs

Published: October 31 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Restaurants and supermarkets could save millions of dollars by hanging on to bug zapper bulbs instead of tossing them every year as they normally do, a new University of Florida study has found.