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UF Agronomy Chair Earns Crop Science Society of America’s Top Honor

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Diane Rowland may be just a few months into leading the University of Florida/IFAS agronomy department, but the leadership she’s long displayed in her field will soon garner her a prestigious honor. Each year, the… Read More

‘Lost in the Weeds?’ Guide Sifts Through the Differences Among Non-Native Plant Lists

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With subtropical to tropical climates, the entire state of Florida is a biodiverse haven where many native and non-native plant species thrive. But over the years, many non-native invasive varieties have been introduced throughout the… Read More

Cattle Forage Agronomist Elver Hodges Dies at 107, Leaves Indelible Legacy

ONA, Fla. — Elver Hodges blazed trails as the first scientist hired at the University of Florida/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center. He introduced improved forages and management techniques for pastures. Hodges passed away at the age… Read More

New Chair: UF Agronomy ‘At the Cutting Edge of Feeding the World’

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Diane Rowland’s first professional job with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Peanut Research Laboratory set her on what she says has been an unanticipated path concerning the world’s food supply. Now, as the new… Read More

UF/IFAS-developed Ryegrass Donated to Panhandle Ranchers After Hurricane Michael

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the days after Hurricane Michael swept through the Florida Panhandle last October, residents assessed the damage while relief workers and aid traveled into the area to start the recovery process. For cattle ranchers, some… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS Lecturer Named UF Undergraduate Teacher of the Year

Students won’t find monotonous lectures with rote memorization assignments in Laura Acosta’s dietetics courses at the University of Florida. Instead, dietetics majors find themselves engaged in memorable, meaningful learning experiences, such as conducting mock nutrition interviews, creating educational… Read More

UF Agronomy Graduate Students Gain Recognition at Annual Crop Science of America Meetings

Six graduate students studying agronomy in the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) were honored at the annual Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) meetings held in Baltimore, Maryland, during November 2018. For CALS… Read More

Veteran UF/IFAS Agronomist, Administrator Named Research Dean

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When he was planting rice in valley swamps in Sierra Leone many years ago, Robert Gilbert never imagined he’d be a dean at the University of Florida. But now, here he is: dean of research… Read More