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UF/IFAS scientists: Sterilize tools before pruning Canary Island date palms to prevent lethal fungal disease

  Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — UF/IFAS scientists urge people to sterilize their pruning tools before and after they trim their Canary Island Date Palm trees to avoid spreading a deadly disease. Monica Elliott, a plant pathology professor, … Continue reading

UF/IFAS researchers awarded National Science Foundation grants to study animals in their environment

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Knowing where animals choose to spend their time and why they may have chosen those areas is fundamental to conserving our nation’s wildlife. Two researchers from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are … Continue reading

UF/IFAS scientist to spread knowledge at World Avocado Congress

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the laurel wilt pathogen threatening the Florida avocado industry, a UF/IFAS tropical fruit scientist will lend his expertise at the World Avocado Congress in September in Lima, Peru. Jonathan Crane, professor in … Continue reading

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Call for LOI and Proposals - Climate Change

LOIs Due: September 14, 2015
Proposals Due: November 16, 2015

New: UF Policy regarding use of UAS

Date: August 27, 2015

"The UF Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) will notify the Division of Research Compliance (DRC) when a Sponsored Program effort involves a UAS. DRC will then reach out to the Principal Investigator (PI) to determine if the PI needs assistance in determining whether a COA is needed, and if it is needed, whether a COA will be issued based upon the planned UAS effort to be conducted."

UF/IFAS Assessment of Non-Native Plants

Date: August 31, 2015

This memo contains links to the latest recommendations from the UF/IFAS Invasive Plant Working Group regarding programs that involve non-native plant species, including a "well-defined protocol for UF/IFAS extension and research publications to use in their description, categorization and recommended uses of non-native plants in Florida." The memo also includes contacts for any questions.