Category: UF/IFAS

Industrial hemp a featured topic at UF/IFAS ag policy conference Feb. 26 in Balm

By Tom Nordlie  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Industrial hemp may soon be a financially significant crop in Florida, and an expert with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will discuss some of the challenges and… Read More

EDIS Update: Key Pests, Key Plants- Pines

This series of Key Plant, Key Pests publications are designed for Florida gardeners, horticulturalists, and landscape professionals to help identify common pests associated with common Florida flora. This publication, the seventh in the Key Plant, Key Pests series, helps identify the most… Read More

Scale insects are common on ornamental plants

White flecks of a different kind White flecks in the landscape tend to attract attention, especially in January. This irregular pattern is not a common site in Wakulla County’s earth toned countryside and manicured home sites. Most recall… Read More

UAV-based Remote Sensing Can Help Avocado Growers by Detecting Asymptomatic Pathogen

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Remote imaging can effectively detect a pathogen that endangers the $100 million-a-year Florida avocado industry – even before the trees show symptoms — University of Florida scientists say. Yiannis Ampatzidis, an assistant professor of agricultural… Read More

UF/IFAS Turfgrass Specialist Gets International Extension Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As a child in Dodge City, Kansas, Bryan Unruh grew up in 4-H. During his first year in the organization, he attended a lawn mower safety school taught by the county agriculture agent. That summer… Read More

UF/IFAS-Developed ‘Florida Brilliance’ Shines on State’s Strawberry Industry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For years, University of Florida scientists looked for a few characteristics in a more desirable strawberry. Among those traits was a higher yield in November and December — the early part of the Florida season… Read More

UF/IFAS Researcher: Arbor Day a Great Way to Remember Importance of Trees

ORLANDO, Fla. – With Florida’s Arbor Day on Jan. 18, more local municipalities are looking for ways to recognize the importance of trees in urban areas. Orlando has a tree giveaway program, while Tampa is currently working to… Read More