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  • Herman Brown, a University of Florida agricultural assistant, sprays pesticide on transgenic rice plants in a greenhouse in Gainesville -- Friday, Oct. 10, 2003. Researchers at UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are adding a gene to the plants to protect them from bacterial blight, which is a major disease for rice farmers in Africa and Southeast Asia.Worker Protection Standard: Training Workers and Handlers under the 2016 Revision Requirements

  • Upfront discussions about expectations could potentially offset or defuse future problems.The Art of Goodbye: Communication Considerations

  • Hand held electronic diabetes monitoring devices. Metabolic diseases, blood sugar. Image used in the 2012 Annual Research Report.Vida Saludable: Diabetes

  • Young heifers at the Range Cattle Research Station. These beef cows are all at least 3/4 Angus. They are part of an attempt to create a white Angus breed. During the summer the white cows, coined "white Angus" by the researchers in Ona, have a body temperature that is one degree cooler than the traditional black Angus. UF/IFAS Photo: Sally Lanigan.2011 South Florida Beef Forage Survey Results

  • Pesticide testing.Worker Protection Standard: Owner and Immediate Family Exemption

  • This series is for individuals who want to be able to communicate effectively with family and/or friends about important end-of-life decisions.The Art of Goodbye: Why People Are Talking About the End of Life

  • Cluster of blueberries.  Photo Credits:  UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones2016 Florida Blueberry Integrated Pest Management Guide

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  • Figure 1. A: Truffle hunters raking the ground in a pecan orchard in search of pecan truffles; B and C: Pecan truffles showing the distinct identifying features; D: the diagnostic, spiny-spores of the pecan truffle within an ascus; E: a prepared pasta dish with fresh slices of the pecan truffle. Credits: Matthew E. Smith, UF/IFASThe Pecan Truffle (Tuber lyonii): A Gourmet Truffle Native to the Southeastern United States

  • A coiled water hose awaits use in UF's Fifield Garden. Horticulture, irrigation, water, maintenance, spigot, lawn care. UF/IFAS Photo: Tyler JonesHousehold Water Usage and Irrigation Practices

  • Tawny crazy ant female workerIntegrated Pest Management (IPM) of the Tawny Crazy Ant, Nylanderia fulva (Mayr)

  • Figure 2. American black nightshade leaf (left) and stem (right). Credits: Nathan S. Boyd, UF/IFASBiology and Management of American Black Nightshade (Solanum americanum P. Mill.) in Tomato, Pepper, Cucurbit, and Strawberry

  • Collecting your thoughts in your own space and time can help inform future conversations with loved ones.The Art of Goodbye: Exploring Self-Reflection

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