Category: Pests & Disease

Solutions to citrus greening top 10 2017 UF/IFAS stories

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – From lobsters to oranges, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences embraced stories of resilience and change during 2017. The top 10 stories for UF/IFAS during 2017 include finding ways to manage… Read More

UF assistant professor wins national agronomy award for innovative sugarcane research

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida plant scientist, who has created varieties of sugarcane that are grown across more than 90 percent of Florida and in several Central American countries, has been given a national award for… Read More

Plant Biostimulants: Know the Facts

Recent years have seen an explosion of products termed “biostimulants”. What is biostimulants? Are they a good alternative to traditional chemical products?  Due to the recent outbreak of citrus greening in Florida, UF/IFAS has been conducting research on… Read More

Extension Solutions on Orange TV

Extension Solutions is a new video program that provides up-to-date horticulture and other Extension information on agriculture, horticulture, family& consumer sciences and 4-H to the residents of Central Florida. The three to four minute segments covering a variety… Read More

Haitian labs receive equipment, training to fight diseases and pests in crops

PETIONVILLE, Haiti — University of Florida researchers working with Haitians on a U.S.-funded project are lending their expertise to enhance Haitians’ ability to diagnose diseases in crops. The Feed the Future Haiti project, called Appui à la Recherche et… Read More