Category: UF/IFAS

UF/IFAS, Communities to Team Up Again for Annual Peanut Butter Challenge

By Sarah Chrisien GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Start spreading the news – and the peanut butter! From Oct. 1 to Nov. 21, you can donate unopened jars of peanut butter to hungry Panhandle families through the Peanut Butter Challenge,… Read More

UF/IFAS Research: Citrus Tree Covers Keep Deadly Psyllids Away

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists are finding that by covering new citrus trees with mesh, they can keep disease-carrying insects from harming the plants. That could be a big step toward stemming the deadly citrus greening… Read More

New UF/IFAS Report Shows Florida Agriculture, Natural Resources and Food Industries Grew 2007-2016

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The latest installment of an annual report from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences reveals some good news about the state’s economy – from 2007 to 2016, the portion of Florida’s… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Helps Residents Prepare for Fall Gardening

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – With the intense heat and humidity of summer behind us, now is a great time to spruce up your garden with lots of fall veggies, flowering annuals and perennials, says a University of Florida Institute… Read More

Research Updates, Hands-On Training Scheduled at UF/IFAS Citrus Workshop

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida citrus growers will learn about the latest research from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and test new technology at a workshop in Sebring, Sept. 25-26. UF/IFAS Extension Highlands County… Read More

UF Plant Clinic First Line of Defense for Growers, Landscapers, Homeowners

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The homeowner has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a new, high-end home in an expensive subdivision. But the white colonial was covered in tiny black spores. Lynn Griffith, a horticultural consultant and expert… Read More

‘CUPS’ Protects Citrus From Greening, Storms

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A system designed to protect citrus trees from the deadly greening disease withstood the ravaging winds of Hurricane Irma last year, University of Florida scientists say. With reinforcements installed after the storm, they’ll likely withstand… Read More

UF Study: Buyers Want Environmentally Safe Strawberry Production

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As buyers browse strawberry packages at the supermarket, they might see labels such as “organically grown” or “locally grown.” But they’d also like to know if the fruit was produced in a way that preserves… Read More

UF/IFAS launches new podcast for citrus producers

By Ruth Borger GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Southeast AgNet are partnering to provide the latest news on citrus-related research in a monthly podcast. The podcast, “All in for… Read More

UF/IFAS Entomologist Urges Precautions Against Mosquito-Borne Viruses

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida entomologist urges Floridians to protect themselves against biting mosquitoes because of unusually high levels of mosquito-borne virus transmission to sentinel chickens, horses and humans so far this summer. “Floridians need to… Read More