Category: Agriculture

UF/IFAS Extension Desoto County combines library and agriculture to draw youth to 4-H

ARCADIA, Fla. — Families in Desoto County who visit their local library could walk away as gardeners and healthier eaters. That’s because the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Desoto County has implemented a… 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 study: People who know about genetically modified food agree with science: They’re safe

Brandon McFadden GAINESVILLE, Fla. — People who know a lot about genetically modified foods are inclined to agree with the scientific consensus that such foods are safe to eat. But, those who know plenty about global warming are… Read More

UF/IFAS help snowbirds navigate Florida gardening, landscaping

OCALA, Fla. — Robert and Christy Cathcart had just moved to Florida, and wondered how soon they could replicate their bountiful garden back home in Connecticut. They soon realized that they would need help with gardening and landscaping… Read More

UF/IFAS imaging system can detect citrus greening before symptoms show

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A time-lapse polarized imaging system may help citrus growers detect greening before the plant’s leaves show symptoms, which should help growers as they try to fend off the deadly disease, a new University of Florida… Read More