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UF Crocodile Survey To Yield Information About Everglades Health

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Source(s):
Frank Mazzotti fjma@mail.ifas.ufl.edu, (954) 577-6304
Laura Brandt laura_brandt@fws.gov, (561) 732-3684 ext. 118

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — One of Florida’s lesser-known swamp monsters, the rare American crocodile, is making a comeback. And University of Florida scientists say the return of the big, toothy reptile can tell us a lot about the health of the Everglades.

As part of the federal South Florida Restoration Initiative, Frank Mazzotti, wildlife scientist with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is leading state and federal experts in the first comprehensive survey of American crocodiles living in South Florida. During the month-long survey, which begins Friday, scientists will capture, mark and recapture the endangered animals to measure their growth and survival. (more …)

Poucher Elected To International Board

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Chuck Woods (352) 392-1773 x 281

Source(s):
Don Poucher info@mail.ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-0437
Janet Poley jpoley@unl.edu, (402) 472-7000

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Donald W. Poucher, assistant vice president for marketing and communication with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), has been elected to the board of directors of the American Distance Education Consortium (ADEC).

ADEC is an international consortium of more than 65 educational institutions and organizations providing economical distance education programs and services via the latest and most appropriate information technologies. Many U.S. land-grant institutions such as UF are members of ADEC. (more …)

UF Researchers Say U.S. Intake Of Folic Acid Exceeds 1998 FDA Goal

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Source:
Jesse Gregory jfgregory@mail.ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-1991 ext. 225

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When it comes to folic acid in the diet, how much is too much?

In 1998, when the Food and Drug Administration required certain foods to be fortified with the folic acid to prevent birth defects, the goal was to give U.S. consumers about 100 micrograms of the vitamin per day. Now, University of Florida researchers say many consumers are getting twice that level. (more …)

Graham Appointed Chair Of UF’s Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department

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Source:
Wendy Graham wgraham@ufl.edu, (352) 392-1864 ext. 209

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A prominent hydrologist has been appointed chairwoman of the agricultural and biological engineering department in the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Wendy Graham, a professor in the department, joined the UF faculty in 1989 after completing her doctorate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received her bachelor’s degree in engineering from UF in 1981. (more …)

York And Hildebrand To Be Honored By Inter-American Institute For Cooperation On Agriculture

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By:
Chuck Woods (352) 392-1773 ext. 281

Source(s):
E.T. York york@mail.ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-6545
Peter Hildebrand peh@mail.ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-1845 ext. 436
Ayesha London, IICA alondon34@aol.com, (202) 458-3767

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two prominent University of Florida faculty members have been named to a group of 60 U.S. citizens and institutions who have contributed most to the progress of agriculture in the Americas over the last 60 years.

E. Travis York and Peter E. Hildebrand will be highlighted in a commemorative book, “60 At 60,” as part of the 60th anniversary of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA). (more …)

Sod-based Cropping Systems Conference At UF’s North Florida Research And Education Center In Quincy Feb. 20-21, 2003

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Chuck Woods (352) 392-1773 x 281

Source(s):
Jim Marois marois@mail.ifas.ufl.edu, (850) 875-7120

QUINCY, Fla. — An international conference on sod-based cropping systems to integrate cattle and hay production will be held Feb. 20-21 at the University of Florida’s North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy.

“The conference, which will focus on animals, pastures and crops, will include national and international experts from UF and other universities and agencies,” said Jim Marois, professor of plant pathology at the UF center and program chair. (more …)

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