Category: Crops

UF/IFAS scientists: Commercially grown strawberries are not genetically engineered

Please see caption below story. BALM, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers want the public to know that they do not use genetic engineering to breed commercial strawberries; in fact, commercially grown… Read More

UF/IFAS early career scientists to use grants to study greening, pests, environmental issues, more

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fifteen early career scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Scientists have been awarded grants to help solve global issues such as thwarting invasive pests, improving… Read More

Veteran UF/IFAS economist named interim director of UF/IFAS Tropical REC

Edward “Gilly” Evans GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Edward “Gilly” Evans, a longtime agricultural economist at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Tropical Research and Education Center, has been named interim director of the center as… Read More

UF/IFAS West Florida research center to donate fresh produce to needy families during Farm to City Week

JAY, Fla. – Come November, 800 pre-qualified families in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will line up to get free, healthy, locally-grown food for Thanksgiving dinner. For the sixth year, the University of Florida IFAS West Florida Research… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers head to Cuba for scientific exchange to benefit Florida agriculture

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is sending an inter-departmental team of scientists to Cuba as part of a grant that is believed to be the… Read More

Florida Ag Expo to highlight emerging crops, ways to battle new pests

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Growers, UF/IFAS Extension faculty and scientists will tackle production and pest problems – including the Q-biotype whitefly — when they gather for the 11th annual Florida Ag Expo on Nov…. Read More