Category: Agriculture

Irula tribesmen and detector dogs help UF/IFAS and FWC remove pythons in Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are working together on unique projects to target Burmese pythons in Florida. Two projects… Read More

UF/IFAS model delivers growers severe weather data specific to their farms

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Farmers can now learn about the probability of extreme weather events on their farm before the growing season so they can more appropriately plan agricultural practices such as when to… Read More

UF/IFAS celebrates Arbor Day with research, Extension activities, including tree giveaways

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As Florida Arbor Day approaches on Jan. 20, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension and research faculty are holding special commemorations and studying how to ensure… Read More

UF/IFAS experts to stress environment, immigration, production at ag policy conference

Spiro Stefanou GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences economists and other experts will explore economic insights helpful for making informed business and policy decisions at the second annual Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook… Read More

UF/CALS student named prestigious 2017 “Cultivator” at national Farm Foundation® conference

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) student who studies improvements to production and quality of grapes has been named UF’s second Cultivator at the 2017 Farm Foundation Round Table. Crystal… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers show potential market for locally grown Asian vegetables

Please see caption at end of story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Asian-Americans in three East Coast states, including Florida, yearn for more of their native vegetables, and those crops can be grown in the East, say two University of… Read More

Longtime Duda executive named UF/IFAS Champion for 2016

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hugh English, a key figure in the citrus industry known for his many contributions to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, has been honored as the… Read More