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As UF/IFAS CREC Turns 100, It Celebrates Decades Working with Florida Department of Citrus

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“Housing the FDOC and CREC scientists at the same location has brought together the expertise needed to address any issue facing the Florida citrus industry, from the field to the grocery store shelf, and everywhere in between,” said Michael...
25-Apr-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Consumers Will Normally Pay More for Organic Products – but Not Wine

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You swish around a sip of organic wine in your mouth and it might tempt your taste buds, but that doesn’t mean you’ll pay more for it, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences study shows.
18-Apr-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Scientists Find Zika RNA in a Second Mosquito Species

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UF/IFAS entomology associate professor Chelsea Smartt led a research team that found Zika RNA in Aedes albopictus. That’s not the species -- known as Aedes aegypti -- most often associated with Zika. But scientists have never discounted Aedes...
17-Apr-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Delectable Delights Highlight Flavors of Florida

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UF/IFAS scientists toil for years creating and enhancing many of the foods we consume and plants we enjoy. When it comes to plant breeding, UF/IFAS is a global leader. In fact, UF/IFAS is ranked as a top-10 horticulture program in the 2017 Center...
13-Apr-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Problem Expands for Avocado Growers: More Beetle Species Carry Deadly Fungus

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Many people love their avocados – not to mention guacamole dip. So it was bad enough when scientists said a beetle was ravaging avocado trees in South Florida. Then scientists found out that the redbay ambrosia beetle -- originally determined to...
12-Apr-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Nutrients Are Nice, but Produce Better Pass the Taste Test

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Consumers want produce that tickles their taste buds and is easy on the eye, but they think quality fruits and vegetables are a matter of luck, according to University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers.
11-Apr-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bumblebees Boost Blueberry Yield

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This good news comes as Florida growers head into the heart of blueberry season.
6-Apr-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Male Jumping Spiders Court Whomever, Whenever; Females Decide Who Lives, Dies

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Male jumping spiders will try to mate with any female, but that lack of discretion could cost them their lives, says a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher.
5-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UF/IFAS Expert: For Earth Day, Save Energy with Small Steps

Wendell Porter, a senior lecturer in the UF/IFAS department of agricultural and biological engineering, offers hints to save energy: Change the temperature on your thermostat by 1 degree. Change the temperature on your hot water tank from 130 to...
20-Apr-2017 8:05 AM EDT

With Halloween Candy, It’s a Matter of Moderation, UF/IFAS Expert Says

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As with any sugary food, consuming too much Halloween candy is not good for you, said UF/IFAS associate professor Karla Shelnutt. “I don’t think kids should be eating more than one to two pieces of candy a day.”
26-Oct-2016 8:05 AM EDT

UF/IFAS Experts Available for 2016 Hurricane Season

31-May-2016 8:05 AM EDT

UF/IFAS Expert Available to Talk About GMO Ruling.

17-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT

Avocado Tree-Destroying Pathogen Now in 61 of 67 Florida Counties

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The only counties not to have reported laurel wilt are Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Gulf, Franklin and Wakulla – all in the Panhandle, said Crane, a faculty member at the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead, Florida....
4-May-2016 8:05 AM EDT

Earth Day Is Coming! UF/IFAS Experts Can Talk About How Trees Help Humans and the Environment.

13-Apr-2016 8:05 AM EDT

UF/IFAS experts available to speak on National Nutrition Month®

This year’s theme is ‘Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.’ UF/IFAS experts Linda Bobroff and Karla Shelnutt can talk about many areas in which individuals and families can eat to live healthier lives.
7-Mar-2016 11:05 AM EST

UF/IFAS Expert: Fisheries Won’t Meet Need of Exploding Population, but Aquaculture Will

The world’s fisheries are a great source of protein, but even with the best management, they won’t be able to meet the needs of a global population expected to exceed nine billion by 2050, a University of Florida Institute of Food and...
7-Mar-2016 8:05 AM EST

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