Program Areas

Soil and Water Science

Soil and water science is vital for environmental protection

Citrus Horticulture

Serving growers in the world's renowned citrus production region

Plant Pathology

Providing crop protection research for the region's agricultural crops

Entomology Biological Control

Invasive insects are controlled with natural enemies


Aquaculture program for local industry

Postharvest Technology

Postharvest technology research is conducted in the Postharvest Facility


Back to school means extra vigilance for kids with allergies

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- If you’re a parent of a child with food allergies, preparing for the start of school means more than shopping for school supplies or coordinating carpools. These parents must always keep an eye out for allergens in their child’s environment, at home and out in the world. For instance, wheat, a common allergen, can hide in places one wouldn’t expect, such as sausage, where it’s often used as a binder, said Pooja

No flowers? No problem. UF study shows bees have other ways of finding sugar

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- What’s a bee to do when there are very few flowers available and it needs a sugar fix? Wild bees may be responding to climate change and urban expansion by relying on insects to get the sweet stuff, according to a study by Joan Meiners, a Ph.D. student in the University of Florida IFAS School of Natural Resources and Environment. Non-honey bees, which live in holes in the ground instead of in hives, are the primary

UF/IFAS in the News: August 6 to August 12

UF/IFAS in the News aggregates appearances of UF/IFAS in major news outlets on a weekly basis. Last week, UF/IFAS was featured in the following articles from major news outlets: NPR: The War Against 'Goat Plague' Palm Beach Post: 

UF expert: As planet warms, staple crops likely to decline

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- With a global need for more food, a worldwide team of scientists led by a University of Florida professor has found that with each degree of Celsius that the Earth warms, humans stand to lose more wheat, rice, maize and soybeans over the next 30 years. In fact, average yields will go down for maize by 7.4 percent; wheat by 6 percent; rice by 3.2 percent; and soybeans by 3.1 percent for each degree in global warming,