Category: Agriculture

Growers Should Manage Tomato Bacterial Spot While Seedlings are in Transplant Facilities

BALM, Fla. — New findings from University of Florida scientists could help tomato growers nationwide in their battle against a damaging disease. With 37,000 acres, Florida’s tomato industry is a $520 million-a-year crop, so it’s critical to find… Read More

UF-Supported Student Recognized for Work in Rwanda’s Milk Production Practices

Jean Baptiste Ndahetuye, of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems at the University of Florida/IFAS, is the 2019 recipient of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) Student Researcher Award for Scientific Excellence… Read More

UF Students Design Corn Maze for Plant City Family Farm

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For the second year in a row, students in the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) geomatics program are partnering with a Florida family farm to promote agritourism. The Single… Read More

Citrus Industry to Sample Latest UF/IFAS Varieties

WHO: Citrus growers, packers, gift fruit shippers and others will sample the latest offerings from the UF/IFAS Plant Improvement Team. WHAT: Growers, nurseries, packers, processors, gift fruit shippers, marketers and others will feel, taste and smell the latest… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS Honors Alumnus with Award of Distinction

Growing up in Wildwood, Florida, provided Michael Joyner with an abundance of mentors in the farming and ranching industries – people who demonstrated to him their dedication to providing food and fiber to the world. Their commitment to… Read More

Plant Health on the Go Workshop for growers in December

The University of Florida and the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) will hold a Plant Health on the Go workshop on December 3 where growers can learn plant health management techniques from horticulture experts. Building on… Read More

UF/IFAS Experts Help Farmers Cope with Mental Stress

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla — When some people think of a farmer, they conjure an image of a stoic, tough-as-nails figure – one who can cope with any hardship. But that’s not always the case, particularly when cold, heat,… Read More

New Grapefruit Rootstock, Scion Experiment Rises from UF/IFAS Experimental Grove

BY ROBIN KOESTOYO FORT PIERCE, Fla. — The world’s peerless grapefruit grows in the Indian River Citrus District. Fruit balanced with sugar and tart, and a thin rind for easy peeling, the fruit is sold mostly for export… Read More

UF to Host Leader in Organic Farming

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Organic farming is a multimillion-dollar industry in Florida, with certified organic farms having generated $72.4 million in produce sales statewide in 2016. To highlight the practice of growing organically, the University of Florida/IFAS will host… Read More

Wedgworth Leadership Institute Selects Class XI

Contact: Christy Chiarelli, 352-392-1038, ccw@ufl.edu The UF/IFAS Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources (WLI) recently selected 30 participants for Class XI of its two-year leadership development program. The first seminar of the program will take place… Read More