Category: Crops

UF/IFAS researcher to be honored as citrus engineer of year

Reza Ehsani GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher who uses steam to help treat citrus trees infected by greening, will receive this year’s Citrus Engineer of the Year Award. Reza… Read More

UF/IFAS experts available for 2016 hurricane season

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The following University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences sources are available to speak to news media about a range of storm- and hurricane-related topics: Hurricane and other natural disaster preparation: Mike Spranger, a… Read More

Whitefly infestation only in Palm Beach County – for now

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — People in Palm Beach County can help manage a potential outbreak of the Q-biotype whitefly through early detection and identification of the insect, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher says…. Read More

Potential whitefly outbreak threatens Florida landscapes and crops

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Q-biotype whitefly, a significant  tropical and subtropical pest, may threaten Florida crops such as tomatoes, squash, beans, watermelons and many other vegetables and ornamentals if immediate measures are not taken to prevent its spread…. Read More

UF/IFAS study finds consumer knowledge gap on genetically modified food

Brandon McFadden GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While consumers are aware of genetically modified crops and food, their knowledge level is limited and often at odds with the facts, according to a newly published study by a University of Florida… Read More

Ambrosia beetle spreads dangerous avocado pathogen

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As the laurel wilt pathogen casts a cloud over the $100-million-a-year Florida avocado industry, University of Florida researchers continue to look for clues to prevent the pathogen from spreading. The main culprit has been the… Read More

UF/IFAS Bug Week focuses on “Big Money Bugs” that generate economic damages, benefits

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Call them Florida’s “Big Money Bugs” – the insects responsible for the greatest economic damages, costs and benefits that arthropods generate in the Sunshine State. This year, the University of Florida Institute of Food and… Read More