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UF Nutritionist: Better To Vow To Eat Healthy For New Year

Published: Dec 30th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Instead of vowing to lose weight in the next millennium, a University of Florida nutrition specialist says a better resolution to make at midnight Friday is to promise to treat yourself to a healthier diet.

Chestnuts Could Be A Low-Fat Alternative For Holiday Snacking

Published: Dec 10th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Chestnuts roasting in a … microwave? Just doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it?

UF Survey: Most Floridians Willing To Pay To Restore The Everglades

Published: Dec 3rd, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Although support varies depending on the cost of the remedies, most Floridians are willing to pay for restoring the Everglades to their original condition, a new University of Florida study shows.

Invasive Plant Lays Claim To Wild Areas Of South Florida

Published: Nov 12th, 1999

LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE—An exotic vine that already covers 40,000 acres of South Florida wilderness is on the brink of an expansion that could make it the worst weed threat yet to Florida’s native plants, University of Florida researchers say.

Easily Overlooked, ‘Minor’ Invasive Plants Also A Big Problem

Published: Nov 12th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — With its deep green leaves and small blooms, white-flowered wandering jew is an attractive ground cover often seen in yards throughout Florida.

Spooky Owl Provides Natural Rodent Control For Farmers

Published: Oct 28th, 1999

BELLE GLADE—For the spooks that haunt the Everglades Agricultural Area, Halloween happens every night as they swoop through the skies above the sprawling sugar cane fields in search of treats.

UF College of Agriculture To Offer World’s First “Plant Doctor” Graduate Degree Program

Published: Oct 12th, 1999

GAINESVILLE—University of Florida graduate students can learn about a different kind of medicine when the College of Agriculture begins offering a doctoral program in plant medicine, starting in fall 2000.

UF Survey: Citrus Land Values Up For First Time Since 1990

Published: Sep 20th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — The value of Florida’s citrus groves has increased for the first time since 1990, an annual University of Florida survey of land values shows.

UF Researcher: Phosphate Waste Product Makes A Good Fertilizer

Published: Aug 26th, 1999

ONA — Low-cost fertilizer could be the answer to dealing with the more than 1 billion tons of waste material accumulated by Florida’s phosphate mining industry, new research at the University of Florida shows.

UF Experts Help Escambia Farmers Diversify Into Aquaculture

Published: Aug 13th, 1999

PENSACOLA—Already a booming industry in the Mississippi River Delta, aquaculture is making a big splash in Escambia County, where farm-raised catfish production has more than tripled in the last two years.