Category: UF/IFAS

UF Horticulturalist: Time to Consider Cooler Season Plants

ORLANDO, Fla. – Now that cooler weather is here, it’s time to consider cool season vegetables for your garden. “Gardeners will have almost five months to grow everything from lettuce and cabbages to spinach, collards, broccoli, cauliflower, strawberries… Read More

UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences to Host Sixth Annual Day of Service

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – For the third year in a row, there has been a rise in world hunger, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The number of people who face chronic food deprivation… Read More

UF/IFAS Research Suggests Improved Erosion Control May Help Reduce Nitrogen Inputs to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

By Tom Nordlie GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef and one of Australia’s top tourist destinations, but its coral colonies have been dying at a startling rate in recent years and… Read More

Florida High School Students Present Research at Prestigious Global Conference with World Food Prize Laureates

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Five students who completed a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences program were among 210 high school students from around the world who attended the 25th Annual Global Youth Institute symposium hosted… Read More

UF/IFAS Employees Help Hard-Hit North Florida REC

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scientists at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center — particularly its Marianna facility — may take a while to fully recover their research after it was damaged by Hurricane Michael, University of Florida… Read More

A Day in the Life of a UF/IFAS Extension Agent: Juanita Popenoe

TAVARES, Fla. – When growers in central Florida need help with an alternative crop to citrus, they turn to Juanita Popenoe. The University of Florida IFAS Extension agent spends her days helping farmers who are looking for options… Read More

St. Johns County Children to Benefit from UF/IFAS Master Gardener Legacy Fund

By Emily Eubanks   ST. AUGUSTINE, FL—The Florida Master Gardener program, part of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, recently created a Legacy Fund to help support educational projects directly in counties. The Legacy… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Helps Panhandle Farmers After Hurricane Michael

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Doug Mayo must feel like his cellphone is permanently attached to his ear. For two weeks, Mayo has been taking and making calls, and helping people, mostly farmers, in Jackson County, get back on their… Read More

Young Citrus Trees May Benefit From Full Irrigation Regardless of HLB Status, UF/IFAS Researchers Say

By Tom Nordlie GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mature citrus trees affected by the bacterial disease Huanglongbing typically need about 25 percent less irrigation than their healthy counterparts – but that doesn’t necessarily mean young trees with the disease will… Read More

UF Research Center Celebrates 50 Years of Keeping Central Florida Green

APOPKA, Fla. – Few residents may think of the University of Florida and a team of researchers when they look at their trees, shrubs, or vegetable gardens. But, UF scientists’ research on pests, urban landscaping and local food… Read More