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University of Florida

UF To Host “Successful Ice Cream Retailing Seminar” Jan. 12-16, 2006

Topic(s): Uncategorized

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

Source(s):
Ron Schmidt RHSchmidt@ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-1991, (352) 392-1991 ext. 206
Rebecca Matta rmatta@ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-1991 ext. 207

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Now in its 19th year, the Successful Ice Cream Retailing Seminar – designed for small business operators who want to start their own retail ice cream business or improve their existing business – will be held Jan. 12-16, 2006 in Gainesville when the University of Florida hosts the event for the first time. (more …)

Use Tractors Safely For Storm Cleanup, Says UF Expert

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Tom Nordlie (352) 392-1773 x 278

Source:
Carol Lehtola CJLehtola@ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-1864 ext. 223

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Tractor-related injuries – the No. 1 cause of farmwork deaths – often increase after hurricanes and other disasters because inexperienced people rent or borrow the vehicles to remove debris, says a University of Florida safety expert.

“When it comes to tractor safety, hurricane cleanup is no time for on-the- job training,” said Carol Lehtola, an associate professor with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. “Operating a tractor is not like driving a car or a truck – it takes time to learn safe tractor operation.” (more …)

New Wetlands Ecological Research Aviary Will Measure Mercury Impact On Wildlife

Topic(s): Uncategorized

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

Source(s):
Peter Frederick pcf@mail.ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 846-0565
Michael Avery michael.l.avery@aphis.usda.gov, (352) 375-2229

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To learn how tiny amounts of mercury affect wildlife – especially wading birds in the Florida Everglades – University of Florida scientists are beginning a five-year study at the new Wetlands Ecological Research Aviary in Gainesville. (more …)

Nuevo Aviario Ecológico Para El Estudio De Los Humedales Medirá El Impacto Del Mercurio En La Fauna

Topic(s): Uncategorized

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

Source(s):
Peter Frederick pcf@ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 846-0565, (352) 846-0565
Michael Avery michael.l.avery@aphis.usda.gov, (352) 375-2229, (352) 375-2229

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Para aprender cómo cantidades minúsculas de mercurio afectan a la fauna – especialmente a las aves zancudas en el Parque Nacional de los Everglades de la Florida – científicos de la Universidad de la Florida están comenzando un estudio de cinco años en el nuevo Aviario Ecológico para el Estudio de los Humedales en Gainesville. (more …)

Ornamental Pumpkins Could Open Open New Markets for Florida Farmers, Says UF Expert

Topic(s): Uncategorized

Source(s):
Chad Hutchinson cmhutchinson@ifas.ufl.edu, (904) 692-1792
Doug Gergela dgergela@ufl.edu (904) 692-1792

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HASTINGS, Fla. — Pumpkins are a familiar sight in grocery stores at Halloween, but you won’t find many on Florida farms – the hot climate creates tricky growing conditions that are no treat for the cold-loving gourds.

After five years of research, University of Florida experts have identified eight heat-tolerant, ornamental pumpkin varieties that could help Northeast Florida farmers diversify, and give consumers new ways to add autumn atmosphere to their homes. (more …)

UF Experts Answer Questions For Small Business Start-ups

Topic(s): Uncategorized

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

Source(s):
Hank Cothran hmc@ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-1845 ext. 409
David Mulkey mulkey@fred.ufl.edu, (352) 392-1826 ext. 406
Allen Wysocki wysocki@ufl.edu, (352) 392-1826 ext. 403

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “Take This Job and Shove It” is the title of a 1977 hit song about the frustrations of people who lack control over their work life. Now, for those who dream about being their own boss, three University of Florida economists have come up with a list of frequently asked questions to help aspiring entrepreneurs.

“No matter what kind of business you want to start, there are at least 10 important questions that need to be answered right up front,” said Hank Cothran, an associate in UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. “These basic questions measure your readiness to own and operate a business.” (more …)

$6 Million NSF Grant Supports UF Genetic Research On Loblolly Pine

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Chuck W

Source(s):
Kenneth Berns berns@mbi.ufl.edu, (352) 846-2782
George Casella casella@stat.ufl.edu, (352) 392-1941 ext. 204
John Davis jmdavis@ufl.edu, (352) 846-0879
Dudley Huber dahuber@ufl.edu, (352) 846-0898

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the aid of a $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation, University of Florida researchers are working with scientists at the University of California, Davis; North Carolina State University; and Texas A&M University to identify genes that regulate wood properties and disease-resistance traits in loblolly pine.

The research — to be conducted by faculty in UF’s new Genetics Institute — will benefit the $200 billion forest industry in 13 Southern states where loblolly pine is the most- planted species for commercial timber. Southern pines cover just six percent of U.S. forestland, but account for 58 percent of the nation’s total wood production. In Florida, forestry is a $16 billion industry, the state’s largest agricultural commodity. (more …)

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