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

Published: Feb 26th, 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’ overall confidence in economy stays on even keel

UF: Floridians’ overall confidence in economy stays on even keel

Published: Feb 25th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians’ confidence in the economy held steady in February at 78, unchanged from the previous month, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF: Floridians’ confidence in economy bumps up a bit

UF: Floridians’ confidence in economy bumps up a bit

Published: Jan 28th, 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: Jan 27th, 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: Jan 24th, 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: Dec 24th, 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: Dec 3rd, 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: Nov 26th, 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

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

Published: Oct 31st, 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.

Shutdown spurs big drop in Floridians’ confidence in economy

Published: Oct 29th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence fell sharply in October to 71, down seven points from September and its lowest level in nearly two years, according to a new University of Florida survey.