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Florida citrus growers and stakeholders invited to experimental citrus varieties exhibition drive-through event

FORT PIERCE, Fla.— Florida citrus growers are invited to view which of the new 154 citrus scion and rootstock combinations of grapefruit, pummelo, mandarin, and navel oranges, some of which show early tolerance for the most serious citrus… Read More

An Internship Sweet as Sugar

UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) student Austin Lee is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in agricultural operations management (AOM). Lee landed a summer internship with U.S. Sugar to gain experience and explore employment opportunities before his… Read More

An Internship Sweet as Sugar

UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) student Austin Lee is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in agricultural operations management (AOM). Lee landed a summer internship with U.S. Sugar to gain experience and explore employment opportunities before his… Read More

A new grant funding program from the State of Florida launched for tree establishment

This article was written by Maxine Hunter, she is the Urban Horticulture Agent II for UF/IFAS Extension, Marion County. A new grant funding program from the State of Florida will launched  Friday, September 3, 2021. The Sequestering Carbon… Read More

Yearning to Learn about Tropical Fruit? Think JAMAS!

Yearning to learn about other fruit alternatives? Think JAMAS: Jackfruit Avocado Mamey sapote Annona Starfruit, plus! Photo 1: JAMAS Fruit The annual Collier County JAMAS class is the brainchild of Dr. “Doug Bug” Caldwell, Emeritus Commercial Landscape Horticulture… Read More

UF/IFAS scientist reaches turning point on palm disease research

Lethal yellowing (LY) and lethal bronzing (LB) have had devastating effects on palm trees across landscapes and nurseries throughout Florida and the Caribbean. University of Florida scientists at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) have reached… Read More

Updated list of ‘virtual’ natural resources programs from UF/IFAS

Updated Sept 2021: Below is a list of online programs offered by UF/IFAS Extension faculty that focus on natural resources in Florida. These programs are free and open to anyone (unless otherwise noted), and can be “attended” from… Read More

Andra Johnson named dean of UF/IFAS Extension and director of Florida Cooperative Extension Service

Andra Johnson, associate director of Penn State Extension, will be the next dean of UF/IFAS Extension and director of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, the University of Florida announced on Tuesday. Johnson will assume the role on November… Read More