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Category: UF/IFAS Research

The Virtues of Mechanical Harvesting

By: Dr. James Leary, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Faculty Florida’s lakes are shallow, warm and highly productive ecosystems. The nutrient-rich waters support an abundance of plants and wildlife. The plants living in these freshwater systems… Read More

UF surveys to identify impact of pandemic on Florida’s agriculture and marine industries

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With agriculture and marine industries occupying a large portion of Florida’s economy, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) wants to better understand how measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19… Read More

UF researchers publish article identifying important habitat characteristics for the rare, imperiled Gulf Coast Solitary Bee and its floral host Coastalplain Honeycombhead.

Habitat suitability of an at-risk, monolectic, ground-nesting bee Hesperapis oraria and its floral host Balduina angustifolia at two spatial scales along the Northern Gulf of Mexico by Davis, Miller and Thetford “The Gulf Coast Solitary Bee is acutely… Read More

Guide for the Nutrition of Florida Citrus Trees Updated

Nutrition of Florida Citrus Trees, 3rd Edition is an update of UF/IFAS Bulletin SP169, which has provided guidelines for Florida citrus fertilization since 1995. The goal is to provide background information and recommendations to develop a sound citrus… Read More

The Virus was First Discovered in Plants

Did you know that the first virus discovered was in plants, not in humans? As early as 1857, tobacco farmers in the Netherlands recognized a new disease of tobacco. It wasn’t called a virus at the time as… Read More

Research examines efficient use of nitrogen fertilizer for tomatoes

The efficient use of fertilizer is a concern to those in and outside of agricultural production. Too much, or application at the wrong time, wastes resources for producers and can pose a risk to the environment. Researchers in… Read More

COVID-19 response: Farm and food-safety questions answered by UF/IFAS scientists

With many things uncertain during the COVID-19 crisis, farmers and consumers are searching for answers about food safety. To provide the correct data, we asked three experts with the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) to… Read More