UF/IFAS Center to Take Integrated Approach to Solving Water, Land Use Issues

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — By taking a more holistic approach to challenging issues facing Florida, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers will share more and better information about water and land use, including farming and… Read More

New UF Soil and Water Sciences Chair Sees Opportunity in Florida’s Water Challenges

Above: Matt Whiles conducting research in the field.  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Growing up in the Midwest, Matt Whiles learned quickly that the best place to find his favorite critters—insects, reptiles and amphibians—was around streams and wetlands. Water meant… Read More

UF/IFAS Master Gardeners Gear Up for Spring Festivals, Plant Sales

ORLANDO, Fla. – Spring is around the corner, and Master Gardeners across central Florida are gearing up for festivals and plant sales. The UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardeners Volunteer program, part of the University of Florida Institute of Food… Read More

Suarez Selected as Hispanic Latino Affairs’ first “Faculty-in-Residence” at UF

By Jarred Shellhouse GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Cecilia E. Suarez, assistant professor of agricultural leadership development, has been selected to serve the University of Florida’s Hispanic-Latino Affairs (HLA) office as its first “faculty-in-residence”. Throughout her three years as a… Read More

Come See UF/IFAS Sustainable and Organic Field Demonstrations

WHO: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty. WHAT: Join UF/IFAS scientists as they talk about their research into growing strawberries, using sustainable methods during a field day at the UF/IFAS Plant Science Research and… Read More

UF Hosts International Forest Health Expert

By Kim Scotto GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The world is more interconnected than ever. Globalization allows for vast economic growth and development. However, there can be unintended consequences – the introduction of potentially threatening non-native species into new ecosystems…. Read More

Flavors of Florida to Benefit the UF Field and Fork Campus Food Program

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Flavors of Florida, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences tradition, offers a bountiful benefit this year: Proceeds from the event will go to the UF Field and Fork Campus Food Program…. Read More

UF/IFAS Researchers: Robots May Run Future Farms

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Agriculture, one of the world’s oldest vocations, is also one that continues to reinvent itself with new technology. From the introduction of the steel plow to automated tractors to modern fertilizer applications, technology has improved… Read More

Automated System Would Deliver Chemicals to Help Ward off Citrus Greening

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Imagine using a robotic arm to grip and puncture the trunk of a citrus tree to deliver chemicals into the vascular parts of the plant, reducing its susceptibility to the citrus greening disease. Ozgur Batuman,… Read More