Category: Agriculture

Papaya plants reduce the need for pesticides on tomatoes in Florida, new UF study finds

Cutline at bottom. Click here for a high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Whiteflies can be biologically controlled in Florida greenhouse tomatoes, according to a new University of Florida study, which helps reduce the need for pesticide applications. Biological… Read More

Snake predator may benefit endangered bird, UF study finds

Caption at bottom. Click here and here for high resolution images. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An endangered Florida bird may have some unexpected help in its struggle for survival, according to a new University of Florida study. UF Institute… Read More

Pomegranates could become new cash crop for Florida, UF researcher says

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Supplies of a nutritious and popular fruit could increase in Florida in the next few years, thanks to the research of a University of Florida professor emeritus…. Read More

Rosemary Loria appointed chair of UF plant pathology department

  Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A Cornell University professor has been selected as chair of the University of Florida’s plant pathology department, UF officials announced today. Rosemary Loria, a plant pathology… Read More

Charles Steinmetz Hall dedication

  Stand-alone photo. Click here for high-resolution image Charles Steinmetz, a retired pest management company owner, addresses the audience at a ceremony to rename the University of Florida’s entomology and nematology department building, at the UF main campus… Read More

Florida Agricultural Experiment Station holds fourth annual awards event

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dozens of distinguished researchers with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences were honored May 19 at the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station’s fourth annual awards ceremony. The event, held at the Samuel… Read More

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