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Good Nutrition Shouldn’t Go Out the Window After a Hurricane, UF Expert Says

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By:
Tom Nordlie (352) 392-0400

Source(s):
Linda Bobroff bobroff@ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-1985 ext. 240

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hurricanes and other natural disasters can turn your world upside down, but don’t let them devastate your dining habits, advises a University of Florida expert.

If there’s no power or running water for cooking, a steady diet of candy, chips and take-out fast food might seem appealing – not to mention easy – but focusing on healthy foods will help you weather the crisis better, said Linda Bobroff, a professor with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. (more …)

Long-Term UF Study Will Determine Ideal Amounts of fertilizer for Beautiful Lawns, Clean Waters

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Tom Nordlie (352) 392-0400

Source(s):
Laurie Trenholm ltrenholm@ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-1831 ext. 374
Eric Livingston (850) 245-8430
Mike Thomas michael.thomas@dep.state.fl.us, (850) 245-7513
Barbra Larson bcl@ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-1831 ext. 330

Additional Sources:
John Cisar jlci@ufl.edu, (954) 577-6336
J. Bryan Unruh jbu@ufl.edu, (850) 995-3720 ext. 108
Erica Santella Erica_Santella@landcare.com, (407) 786-4444

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s 5 million acres of home and commercial lawns may need fertilizer, but its water resources don’t – so University of Florida researchers have embarked on a landmark study to verify the effectiveness of current state lawn-care recommendations.

Funded by the state Department of Environmental Protection, the five-year, $3.5 million study is UF’s largest turfgrass research project ever, said Laurie Trenholm, an associate professor with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and one of the study’s principal investigators. The research focuses on nitrogen and phosphorus, essential plant nutrients that pose significant threats to Florida’s water quality. (more …)

Six IFAS Faculty Members Named UF Research Foundation Professors

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By:
Tom Nordlie (352) 392-0400

Source(s):
Janaki Alavalapati janaki@ufl.edu, (352) 846-0899
Lawrence Datnoff ledatnoff@ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-3631 ext. 383
Jude Grosser jwg@crec.ifas.ufl.edu, (863) 956-1151 ext. 1372
Curt Hannah hannah@ifas.ufl.edu, 352) 392-1928 ext. 315

Additional Sources:
George O’Connor gao@ufl.edu, (352) 392-7181
K.T. Shanmugam shan@ufl.edu, (352) 392-2490

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Six faculty members with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have been named UF Research Foundation Professors for 2006, in recognition of their past research accomplishments and strong current research agendas.

The honorees are Janaki Alavalapati, Lawrence Datnoff, Jude Grosser, Curt Hannah, George O’Connor and K.T. Shanmugam. (more …)

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Boaters Beware – Loose Crab Traps Can Cause Havoc and Headaches, UF Expert Says

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Mickie Anderson (352) 392-0400

Source:
Betty Staugler staugler@ifas.ufl.edu, (941) 764-4340

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With thousands of boats expected on Florida’s waterways this Memorial Day weekend, University of Florida extension agents say sailors should be wary of lost or abandoned crab traps that can wreak havoc on propellers and engines.

But they warn that removing traps from the water could leave boaters on the wrong side of the law. (more …)

Former UF/IFAS Vice President Honored for Service

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Mickie Anderson (352) 392-0400

Source(s):
Jim Davidson, jamesjmd44@cox.net, 352-377-0582
Richard Jones rljones@ufl.edu (352) 392-1965

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Jim Davidson, former University of Florida vice president for agriculture and natural resources, has been honored with the E.T. York Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to the people of Florida through UF agriculture and natural resource programs.

Davidson is the third recipient since the award was established in 1983, following former vice presidents for agriculture E.T. York and Ken Tefertiller. (more …)

Discovery of Island-Dwelling Termite Poses Mystery, Says UF Scientist

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Tom Nordlie (352) 392-0400

Source:
Rudolf Scheffrahn rhsc@ufl.edu, (954) 577-6312

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On the island where Christopher Columbus may have first set foot in the New World, a University of Florida entomologist has made another intriguing discovery related to sea travel – but this one involves termites.

A research team that included Rudolf Scheffrahn, a professor with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, found a previously unknown termite species on San Salvador, part of a 700-island chain east of Florida that includes the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. (more …)

New UF Web Site Gives Consumers, Industry Professionals One-Stop Source for Extension Information

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Tom Nordlie (352) 392-0400

Source:
Larry Arrington, LRA@ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-1761

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Everyone from homeowners trying to save on utility bills to citrus growers seeking the latest pest information can get answers from University of Florida experts at Solutions for Your Life, a new Web site debuting May 16.

Located at solutionsforyourlife.com and sponsored by UF’s extension service, the site provides consumers and industry professionals with a one-stop source of information on family life, gardening, agriculture, the environment and other topics. Massive in size and scope, Solutions for Your Life is a gateway to extension, research and education resources from UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, or UF/IFAS. (more …)

UF Insect Festival Set for May 20, Public Invited

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FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Cockroach races, insect hunts, melaleuca-control workshops, an art contest and a pest-knowledge competition will be among the activities at the first University of Florida Biological Control Brain Bowl and Bash.

The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 at UF’s Indian River Research and Education Center in Fort Pierce, 2199 S. Rock Road. Admission is free and the public is invited. (more …)

Mother’s Day Roses Could Soon Smell Sweeter, Thanks to UF Research

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Mickie Anderson (352) 392-0400

Source(s):
David Clark geranium@ufl.edu, (352) 392-1831
Harry Klee hjklee@ifas.ufl.edu

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers may have good news for disappointed consumers who want to know why their Mother’s Day roses just don’t smell as good as they used to.

Harry Klee, a professor with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, says a breakthrough discovery in tomatoes could lead to better-smelling roses. The genetically improved flowers could be on the market in just a few years. (more …)

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