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This week in UF/IFAS Communications January 12, 2017


This week in UF/IFAS Communications – January 12, 2017



News Stories


A sampling of stories released and to be released this week.  For these and other UF/IFAS news releases, please visit


MOSQUITO SPECIES/Monday - UF/IFAS entomologists find two more mosquito species -- in the Homestead area -- bringing to 9 the number of new species discovered in Florida in the past decade.


BIG BEND SYMPOSIUM/Monday --- Residents are invited to meet scientists working on the Big Bend area and get information about the latest research in the region.


THE ART OF GOOD BYE/Monday – This UF/IFAS Extension program provides end of life education to families and individuals.


ASIAN VEGETABLES/ Wednesday - UF/IFAS researchers participated in a nationwide study that showed American growers are capable of meeting the large demand for Asian vegetables desired by Asian Americans.




Social Media


A sweet strawberry growing season is expected by some experts


Florida Cattlemen's Institute and Allied Trade Show is Jan. 19


UF/IFAS is helping feed the world by breeding newer and better peanuts


News for the UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore


·         Coming soon:  Trees: South Florida and the Keys!  The first volume, Trees: North and Central Florida, blew us away with its beautiful and detailed photos, excellent descriptions, and ease of use.  The new volume will offer the same superior quality and research while focusing on 110 different species common in the southern part of our state.  Learn more about the new book on the University Press of Florida website here:   You can purchase volume 1 now at the IFAS Extension Bookstore website here: - we will add volume 2 for sale as soon as it is available.


·         The Bookstore will be closed on Monday, January 16th.


·         Don’t forget to use your county’s Extension Marketing funds!  You can use these funds on Bookstore products like publications, posters, and logo items such as carpet mats, folders, and tablecloths.  Call us at 800-226-1764 if you have any questions about what you can order!    



Ruth Hohl Borger

Assistant Vice President

UF/IFAS Communications

Bldg. 69, 2342 Mowry Road

PO Box  110810

Gainesville, FL 32611


517-803-7631  cell


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