Tag: University of Florida

Water When it Counts Conference Poster

UF/IFAS Communications worked with Patrick Troy, Regional Specialized Agent, to develop a conference poster targeting large growers in north Florida. This program was developed for those near the Suwannee River who use or produce nitrogen (like dairies). The… Read More

DPM in Ecuador – The Complete Experience

Here’s an exclusive blog about the students’ experience in Ecuador! Day 1: We visited CIP (Center Internacional de la Papa), a potato research and breeding facility. We learned about Agri-food system for potato, looked at food security, marketability,… Read More

UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station Brochure

The UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station brochure was created to introduce the facility to the general public. It describes why UF/IFAS created the facility, states the station’s mission, and explains future plans for the location. This brochure has… Read More

Birdwatching on the Farm

We had a recent employee, Bill Dermott, who upon his departure gave me a list of all the birds he had observed at our research center over the last 6 months or so.  We’re talking about 80 different… Read More

UF/IFAS encourages Floridians to take up beekeeping, hosting annual Bee College March 4-5

DAVIE, Fla. — William Kern, an associate professor with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, gently pumped smoke into a beehive to calm the insects before he lifted the lid off the white box… Read More

IFAS Behind-the-Scenes Tour

2015 Dinner of Distinction behind the scenes IFAS tour.

Supporters recently received an “insider’s look” at some of UF/IFAS’ most exciting research. The UF/IFAS Behind-the-Scenes Tour, hosted by Dr. Jeanna Mastrodicasa in conjunction with IFAS Development, was created for alumni and friends to directly engage with university… Read More

Citrus Health Management Areas staving off greening with coordinated pesticide spraying

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — What’s a little pesticide among neighbors?  For Florida citrus growers, it could mean saving their trees that are under attack from the virulent citrus greening bacterium threatening to destroy the state’s $10.7 billion industry. Entomologist… Read More

UF/IFAS program highly successful in keeping phosphorus out of the Everglades

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A 20-year plan to dramatically reduce phosphorus levels of agricultural water entering the Florida Everglades is working, thanks to proper implementation of best management practices by growers, training by the University of Florida’s Institute of… Read More