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Scientists find new watermelon viruses in Florida; help available

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Florida watermelon growers, the most productive in the nation, face two new viruses. But finding a disease is the first step to managing it, says a University of Florida scientist who helped pinpoint the diseases…. Read More

Voices of UF/IFAS: Ziynet Boz

Name: Ziynet Boz Position: Assistant Professor Hometown: Mersin, Turkey Years with UF/IFAS: 8 months since I started my position. I completed my Ph.D. here at the ABE department between 2013-2017 as a Fulbright scholar and completed another year… Read More

Leading with Gratitude (Part 1)

When I was younger, my grandmother taught me the importance of saying “thank you.” She always waited for me to say “thank you,” driving the importance home. Learning those two simple words at a young age was so… Read More

Hemp flowering behavior research provides further guidance for Florida growers

New UF/IFAS research suggests Florida growers must carefully select hemp varieties and factor the length of a given day when scheduling when to plant. Understanding hemp flowering behavior, or how it responds to light and varying daylengths in… Read More

Hemp flowering behavior research provides further guidance for Florida growers

New UF/IFAS research suggests Florida growers must carefully select hemp varieties and factor the length of a given day when scheduling when to plant. Understanding hemp flowering behavior, or how it responds to light and varying daylengths in… Read More

Leading with Gratitude (Part 2)

To recap last week’s blog: As leaders, we need to stop and look back at how we got to where we are quite often. We need to shake off the discomfort and say “thank you” to the folks… Read More

AUGUST What to Plant? What to Do?

The hottest days of the summer are here and you might be thinking, “There is no way something could survive this heat!”. You might also be wondering “What can I do in my landscape?” Well, you are correct… Read More