Category: Crops

UF, Invasive Species Centre draw international crowd to invasive pests conference

Media Contact: Deborah Sparks, 705-255-8301, dsparks@invasivespeciescentre.ca GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers from around the world will gather at what many consider to be a perfect storm for invasive aquatic plants. With 28 ports of entry and a tropical environment,… Read More

UF/IFAS-led team wins national award for research on heat-tolerant field corn

By Tom Nordlie GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Field corn is one of the world’s most important cereal grains, and efforts to develop new heat-tolerant varieties of this crop have earned national recognition for a scientific team led by University… Read More

UF professor: Drought, free electricity ravaging India’s groundwater supply

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A professor with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences hopes to use his research on water conservation to help farmers in India. In 2014, the National Crime Records Bureau of India… Read More

UF professors to lead $15 million grant project to turn seed into jet fuel

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With help from University of Florida researchers, pilots will—in the future—fly jets with fuel made from a tiny seed grown in the Southeast. Besides helping the environment and boosting the economy as a source of… Read More

Hurricane Irma update: Lauren Butler, UF/IFAS Extension Okeechobee County – Sept. 18

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Replanting, rebuilding, remarkable Florida agriculture Hurricane Irma made landfall onto Florida’s coasts on September 10, 2017. As she charged her way up the state, Irma left a path of destruction and chaos behind for Florida residents, and Florida… Read More

UF students, faculty among hundreds who replanted blueberry bushes damaged by storm

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DADE CITY, Fla. — More than 200 volunteers from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the community gathered on a hot, windy Saturday to replant thousands of blueberry bushes at Pasco County’s Frogmore… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension critical resource for Floridians impacted by Hurricane Irma

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Before, during and after Hurricane Irma, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension faculty and staff worked tirelessly to help Floridians impacted by the storm. From assessing damage, to rallying volunteers and… Read More

Hurricane Irma Update: Laurie Hurner, UF/IFAS Extension Highlands County agent – Sept. 14 & 19

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Sept. 18 I want to update you on some progress and share some more information with you. We are still working out of a board room at the government center and it is still working out just fine. A little … Read More

UF/IFAS to help replant 100,000 blueberry bushes downed by Hurricane Irma

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Who:    Volunteers who want to help a major Florida blueberry grower recover from Hurricane Irma: University of Florida students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UF/IFAS Extension agents, researchers, 4-H youth and local residents. What:    Hurricane… Read More

Hurricane Irma Impact: Florida’s Nursery and Landscape Industry Suffers Significant Loss

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For Immediate Release Contacts: Ben Bolusky, FNGLA’s Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Nelis, FNGLA’s Director of Communications & Public Relations Phone: 407-295-7994 | 800.375.3642 Email: bbolusky@fngla.org; jnelis@fngla.org As Hurricane Irma ripped through the state, Florida’s plant and tree nurseries… Read More