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Climate, genetics can affect how long virus-carrying mosquitoes live

Climate, genetics can affect how long virus-carrying mosquitoes live

Published: Jul 9th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s just math: The longer a mosquito lives, the better its odds of transmitting disease to humans or animals.

Beloved crape myrtle in nurseries now susceptible to bacterial leaf spot, researchers say

Beloved crape myrtle in nurseries now susceptible to bacterial leaf spot, researchers say

Published: Jul 8th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s enough to send gardeners into conniptions.

UF recruits 36 faculty in first round of preeminence hiring

Published: Jun 6th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has recruited more than three dozen distinguished faculty members from around the world as the first round of hires in the university’s “Preeminence Plan” to rise among the nation’s top public universities.

UF/IFAS study: Some consumers confuse ‘local’ with ‘organic’ food

Published: May 28th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With more people buying local and organic food, consumers should know the difference between the two so they recognize what they’re buying, but nearly one in five still confuse the terms, a University of Florida researcher says.

UF/IFAS researchers target eucalyptus as source of fuel for biomass production

Published: May 6th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers working to produce ethanol from plant material are taking a hard look at eucalyptus as a possible source for the clean fuel.

Graduating student found her calling in UF’s agricultural programs

Published: Apr 23rd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When she wasn’t using her talents as a videographer to record dolphin-human interactions at Discovery Cove, getting her young son to day care or interning for the U.S. Forest Service, Tory Boyd was busy earning her bachelor’s degree in agricultural education and communication.

Joe Joyce to head IFAS Center for Leadership

Joe Joyce to head IFAS Center for Leadership

Published: Apr 2nd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences announced today that Joseph Joyce, associate vice president for agriculture and natural resources, will leave that position to lead the development of an IFAS Center aimed at leadership development.

Elaine Turner named dean of UF’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Published: Mar 31st, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida faculty member and administrator often lauded for her outstanding teaching skills has been named dean of the university’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

International food security expert to speak at UF

Published: Mar 31st, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Oxford University Professor Charles Godfray, one of the most influential scientists involved in research and outreach on global food security, is speaking at the University of Florida April 4 as part of the Florida Climate Institute’s Distinguished Scholar Seminar.

UF/IFAS finds way to reduce E. coli in cows, improving food safety

UF/IFAS finds way to reduce E. coli in cows, improving food safety

Published: Mar 24th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new biological treatment could help dairy cattle stave off uterine diseases and eventually may help improve food safety for humans, a University of Florida study shows.