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UF/IFAS study: Confusion surrounds added vs. natural sugar in drinks

Published: Dec 16th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumers who are more concerned about what types of sugars are in their drinks will likely choose a less-sweetened beverage, although most people don’t know the difference between natural and added sugars, a new University of Florida study shows.

UF/IFAS scientist’s work with Brazilian citrus greening genome could aid Florida industry

Published: Dec 12th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida researcher has mapped the DNA genome of a new strain of citrus greening that could further threaten Florida’s beleaguered $9 billion citrus industry. Knowing the genetic makeup of the various strains is critical to finding a cure.

UF/IFAS: ‘Perfect storm’ needed for salmonella to spread in post-harvest tomatoes

Published: Dec 9th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have gained new insight into produce-associated salmonella that they hope will eventually reduce the number and severity of the illness-causing outbreaks.

UF researcher: Southeast must prepare for wild weather from climate change

Published: Nov 13th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — People who live in the southeastern United States should begin to prepare for more drastically changing weather conditions — everything from heat waves to poorer air quality — caused by climate change, according to a new book, edited by a University of Florida researcher.

UF researchers identify citrus cultivars that show promise in battle against greening

UF researchers identify citrus cultivars that show promise in battle against greening

Published: Sep 25th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have some encouraging results in the battle against citrus greening. They have identified citrus cultivars, in this case 16 citrus rootstocks, most of […]

UF/IFAS research: termite ‘poop’ nest material creates natural antibiotic

Published: Sep 19th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For some 50 years, scientists have tried — but failed — to find a way to use microbes as a means of biological control for destructive subterranean termites.

New UF/IFAS survey: Floridians strongly support endangered species protections

Published: Sep 16th, 2013

GAINGAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians are ardent fans of endangered species and want to see them protected, even if it means fines for violators or restrictions on personal freedoms, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences survey finds.

New UF-developed strawberry varieties are bred with a focus on flavor

New UF-developed strawberry varieties are bred with a focus on flavor

Published: Sep 12th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the time for Florida growers to plant strawberries right around the corner, it won’t be long before Florida-grown strawberries appear in grocery aisles.

Research funding stays constant despite federal budget sequestration

Published: Aug 22nd, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Research awards to the University of Florida held steady last year at $640.6 million despite a slowdown in federal funding brought on by the budget sequestration. The total is within 1 percent of 2012’s $644.4 million.

Generous donation allows UF/IFAS much-needed citrus field research acreage

Generous donation allows UF/IFAS much-needed citrus field research acreage

Published: Aug 21st, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A Polk County architect-turned-citrus grower’s decision to allow researchers to use 100 acres of land has given the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences a much-needed boost in the battle against deadly citrus greening.