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Category: AGRICULTURE

Citrus Irrigation and Nutrient Management Workshop Planned for February 8

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — Citrus growers depend on the latest information regarding the best irrigation and nutrition strategies for growing productive trees.  University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers will share recent… Read More

Peanut Butter Challenge collects over 22 tons statewide

jars of peanut butter

Over 45,000 pounds of peanut butter have now been sent out to local food banks statewide following the 2021 Peanut Butter Challenge, an effort led by the Cooperative Extension offices of UF/IFAS and Florida A&M… Read More

UF ag engineer develops smart-spray technology to help reduce fertilizer, pesticides

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Growers need to spray efficiently so they can apply pesticides and fertilizer only to crops – and minimize the chemicals that may contaminate natural resources. As they battle the economically devastating citrus… Read More

UF research shows a more environmentally friendly way to control strawberry pests

BALM, Fla. — Good news for farmers as we near the height of the strawberry growing season. University of Florida scientists have found a way to better control the chilli thrips that can make strawberries… Read More

AI to improve plant breeding at Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

BALM, Fla. — Kevin Wang trained as an engineer and gave little thought to agriculture. But then, life took a few turns. Born in Tianjin, China, Wang was raised in an urban area and went… Read More

Holidays are primetime for pork, the protein that packs a punch with Florida goodness

Pork is a staple in many countries and featured in many dishes eaten during end-of-year holiday celebrations. Pork is a versatile protein that can be served center-of-the-plate or as part of a dish If you’re… Read More

Can antiviral agents help immune systems fight mosquito-borne dengue?

The dengue virus (DENV) is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, a species that remains a source of frustration for mosquito control agencies, medical entomologists, and ecologists. As a virus that poses a public health… Read More