Category: Agriculture

New Disease May Cost Florida’s Avocado Industry Millions, UF Experts Warn

By: Tom Nordlie – (352) 273-3567 Sources: Jonathan Crane – jhcr@ufl.edu, (786) 255-5878 Edward “Gilly” Evans – eaevans@ufl.edu, (305) 246-7001 x272 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s avocado industry, the nation’s second-largest, could lose millions of dollars if… Read More

UF Releases New Bahiagrass Cultivar with Celebration Honoring Forage Pioneer Edwin Hall Finlayson, Longtime Agriculture Supporter Rep. Allen Boyd

By: Tom Nordlie – (352) 273-3567 Sources: Ann Blount – paspalum@ufl.edu, (850) 482-9849 Allen Boyd, via Melanie Morris – melanie.morris@mail.house.gov (202) 225-5235 Jimmy Cheek – jgcheek@ufl.edu, (352) 392-1971 Mike Massey – mikem@raganandmassey.com, (800) 264-5281 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Southeastern… Read More

UF Doctoral Student Uses High-Tech Method to Solve Greece’s Tough Mosquito Problem

By: Mickie Anderson – (352) 273-3566 Sources: Alex Chaskopoulou – andahask@ufl.edu, (352) 392-2326 Phil Koehler – pgk@ufl.edu, (352) 392-2484 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida doctoral student from Greece is helping her country control its… Read More

UF/IFAS Ethanol Pilot Plant Dedication (stand alone photo – no story available)

View Photo In this photo released from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, microbiologist Lonnie Ingram (foreground) explains ethanol production to (left to right) U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, UF Senior Vice President for Agriculture… Read More

UF Entomologists Warn Floridians New Roaches May Be on the Way

By: Mickie Anderson – (352) 273-3566 Sources: Phil Koehler – pgk@ufl.edu, (352) 392-2484 Roberto Pereira – rpereira@ufl.edu, (352) 392-1901 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As if Floridians aren’t bugged enough by roaches, a growing interest among reptile enthusiasts… Read More