Category: Crops

UF/IFAS Extension prepared to help Floridians facing Hurricane Matthew

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension is working closely with Florida’s emergency operation centers to provide emergency information and assistance to those in the path of Hurricane Matthew. “The local UF/IFAS… Read More

UF/IFAS study: Sweet Sensation® ‘Florida127’ strawberry lives up to its name

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Growers in Florida’s $300 million-a-year strawberry industry now have proof that the latest UF/IFAS-bred variety lasts longer on the shelf and tastes sweeter than two UF/IFAS cultivars, making it more… Read More

Two UF/IFAS food and resource economics faculty win awards for educational programming

Tatiana Borisova and Edward “Gilly” Evans GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty in the food and resource economics department have each been selected for UF/IFAS Extension Professional and Enhancement awards. … Read More

UF/IFAS Everglades REC offers free plant workshop to middle, high school teachers on Sept. 27

BELLE GLADE, Fla. — Want to teach your students the good, the bad and the ugly about plants while incorporating three different sciences? Researchers at the UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center will lead the second annual workshop,… Read More

UF/IFAS study: Global food security aided by combining different methods

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are closer to helping producers better meet global food demand, now that they’ve combined simulation and statistical methods to help them predict how… Read More

Hops research among UF/IFAS winners at national horticultural science awards

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hops research by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers is gaining national scientific recognition in addition to media attention. Three UF/IFAS scientists are not only trying… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers scramble to find cure for tenacious, costly sugarcane virus

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are working to find a cure or develop resistant varieties for a virus that is attacking sugarcane and sorghum throughout the Everglades agricultural… Read More