Category: Agriculture

Teresa Balser appointed dean of UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Wisconsin-Madison administrator has been selected as dean of the University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UF officials announced today. Teresa Balser,… Read More

UF researchers develop method to remove phosphate from water, using biochar

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Phosphate poses one of Florida’s ongoing water-quality challenges but a process developed by University of Florida researchers could provide an affordable solution, using partially burned organic matter… Read More

UF: Insecticide resistance developing in psyllid that carries citrus disease

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In Florida’s war against citrus greening, producers face a new threat — the insects they’re fighting are becoming less sensitive to insecticides, according to a new… Read More

UF researches legal control for contagious, ornamental fish pest

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The lack of legal ways to eliminate fish lice is frustrating for goldfish and koi enthusiasts, but… Read More

UF food safety experts help give FDA personnel insight to Florida produce

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To help federal officials understand the produce industries they regulate, University of Florida food safety experts recently took part in a cross-state tour that provided a behind-the-scenes… Read More