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Updated UF scientific report explains relationship between turf grass, water quality

Published: Feb 24th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Lawn fertilizer misuse is one of many factors degrading water quality in Florida and summertime fertilizer bans may not be a quick-fix solution, according to an updated report released this week by University of Florida scientists.

Floridians remain confident about economy for second consecutive month

Published: Feb 22nd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians remained at 77 out of 100 in February further demonstrating the public’s positive view of the economy, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF-led consortium garners $20 million grant to improve pine forest management

UF-led consortium garners $20 million grant to improve pine forest management

Published: Feb 18th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Pine trees are one of the most important crops in the southeastern U.S., and a consortium led by University of Florida personnel has been awarded a five-year, $20 million federal grant to help landowners and foresters throughout the region adapt to and mitigate global climate change in coming decades.

Disease-carrying Asian citrus psyllids find refuge in abandoned groves, UF study shows

Disease-carrying Asian citrus psyllids find refuge in abandoned groves, UF study shows

Published: Feb 17th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For years, citrus growers have feared that abandoned groves provided refuge for the Asian citrus psyllid, an invasive insect that transmits citrus greening — now, University of Florida researchers say they were right.

Frank Stronach Plant Science Center Conference Facility announced for UF’s Citra operation

Published: Feb 16th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida officials announced today that construction of a much-needed conference center will begin soon at its Plant Science Research and Education Unit, known as PSREU, […]

University of Florida, Florida A&M launch institute to promote better health, job training

University of Florida, Florida A&M launch institute to promote better health, job training

Published: Feb 3rd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Winter chills couldn’t keep a handful of southeast Gainesville parishioners away from church one dreary evening in January. They didn’t want to miss their time of fellowship.

Florida’s real estate outlook perks up in several areas, UF survey finds

Published: Feb 1st, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Optimism has increased slowly but steadily in Florida real estate markets through the fourth quarter of 2010, a new University of Florida survey finds.