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Florida residents conserving water, survey says

Floridians are conserving water, according to a survey by the University of Florida’s Instutitue of Food and Agricultural Sciences. More than half of the 500 Florida residents surveyed said they use low-flow shower heads and toilets, and 65 percent turn off the faucet when they brush their teeth. Additionally, 65 percent …

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Frank Stronach facility dedication also draws protesters over Adena Ranch water permit requests

The Frank Stronach Plant Science Center is the home of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Science’s agronomic, fruit and vegetable research efforts.  Today marked the dedication of the conference center to Stronach himself.  The celebration wasn’t without controversy.  Protesters turned out from a variety of locations …

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Industry standards helped isolate mad cow case

Despite concerns about a case of mad cow disease found in California, the meat on your dinner plate is just fine. University of Florida IFAS Meat Specialist Chad Carr says this case should show how well the firewalls in the meat industry are working to prevent health risks. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/Carr2.mp3] Carr …

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Keeping plants and gardens safe through the winter cold

With temperatures continuing to drop and a hard freeze last night, it is not too late to protect your plants from the cold. Marion County IFAS Extension Agent Norma Samuel says plants can be carefully covered or brought in to shelter. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/01/SAMUEL5.mp3] She says the best protection against the cold …

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UF researchers use unmanned plane to gather research information

Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo interviewing IFAS doctoral student John Perry (photo by Caitlin Lawrence) What do University of Florida faculty members and 9-foot-long remote controlled airplanes have in common? As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo reports, a collaborative effort at the University is launching wildlife research to new heights. …

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Lakewatch program combats pollution in Florida’s waters

The Lakewatch program associated with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences seeks volunteers who want to save our waters. The program keeps track of more than 600 lakes in more than 40 counties. IFAS Livestock and Natural Resources agent Derek Barber says the program will combat …

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