Category: Crops

UF/IFAS conference to help growers and those who hope to farm

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Farmers or those who aspire to grow fruits and vegetables crops can attend the third UF/IFAS Regional Small Farms Conference on April 1-2 in Fort Myers, Florida. The UF/IFAS Small Farms… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists to present plant diagnostic data at D.C. conference

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Plant Diagnostic Center will help shed light on potentially devastating plant diseases at the 4th National Meeting of the National Plant Diagnostic… Read More

UF/IFAS to hop into hops varieties for microbreweries

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers hope to help farmers hop into the beer business by cultivating hops. UF/IFAS researchers will work with a $158,000 grant from… Read More

Renowned scientists join the UF/IFAS Institute of Sustainable Food Systems

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two acclaimed faculty, internationally recognized for their work in tropical agriculture, have joined the faculty at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Pedro Sanchez has been named a professor in the… Read More

UF/IFAS officials credit teamwork for victory over invasive Oriental fruit fly; end of quarantine means return to business as usual for Miami-Dade County growers

Female Oriental fruit fly. Click on image for high-res version. Cutline at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The lifting of an agricultural quarantine in Miami-Dade County on Feb. 13 signaled victory over the invasive Oriental fruit fly and a… Read More

National Strawberry Day: Time to Recognize UF/IFAS Breeding Program

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As National Strawberry Day approaches on Feb. 27, you can bite into a Florida strawberry, and you might taste the tang of the fruits bred through the combined efforts of University… Read More

Florida farmers adapting to UF/IFAS web-based tool to ward off strawberry diseases

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Farmers  are adapting to a UF/IFAS-developed, web-based monitoring system that can help the environment by using less chemical treatment to prevent strawberry diseases, which will help the state’s $306 million a year crop, a… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers find shallow flooding reduces a major rice pest

BELLE GLADE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists at the Everglades Research and Education Center have found an important way to control the destructive rice water weevil, one of the major pests in rice production. UF Institute of… Read More