UF/IFAS Experts Explore Multiple Strategies to Control New Palm Disease

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Home and business owners should use an antibiotic to help limit a new disease threatening certain species of Florida palm trees, a University of Florida scientist says. Lethal bronzing is killing palm species known as… Read More

First-Generation College Student from UF Graduates with Ph.D. and Lands Prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship   

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – For first-generation college student Sheldon Lawrence, earning a Ph.D. in plant molecular and cellular biology from the University of Florida means opportunity. Lawrence will join nearly 350 students graduating with their undergraduate and graduate degrees… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS Graduate Student Named an Inaugural Fellow of a National Program in Food and Agriculture Science

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) announced today the 17 inaugural recipients of the 2018 FFAR Fellow award. One of these awardees is Francesco Cappai, a Ph.D. student in the plant molecular and… Read More

UF/IFAS Research: Control of Citrus Flush Timing Could Improve Psyllid Control

By Tom Nordlie GAINESVILLE, Fla. — They say timing is everything in life, and that’s certainly true of the Asian citrus psyllid, which has devastated Florida agriculture for the past decade by transmitting citrus greening disease, also known… Read More

UF Study: Snail Kites Must Do More Than Move to Thrive

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Among its many useful traits, the federally endangered snail kite helps wildlife managers gauge whether the Florida Everglades has sufficient water. That’s one reason University of Florida scientists closely monitor the birds’ activity – and… Read More

UF/IFAS Research Shows Rootstock Influences Metabolism in Sugar Belle® Citrus; Findings Suggest Rootstock Choice May Be One Key to Optimizing Yields and Tree Health

By Tom Nordlie ____________________________ GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida citrus growers recognize the Sugar Belle® mandarin hybrid for its tolerance of citrus greening disease, and new findings from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences suggest… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers search for solutions to citrus diseases with Citrus Initiative funds

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — From nutritional supplements to managing irrigation to grower outreach and education, UF/IFAS researchers are finding additional ways to support Florida citrus growers in their fight against citrus greening disease. Twelve projects were funded by the… Read More

Early Findings Show Plant Hormone May Help in Citrus Greening Fight

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists think a group of hormones may eventually help growers battle citrus greening, but they still want to study them before recommending growers use the chemical. Fernando Alferez, an assistant professor of… Read More

UF/IFAS Experts Suggest Varieties for Irma-Damaged Citrus Replanting

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As growers decide how to use USDA funding to recover from damages caused by Hurricane Irma – and as they cope with the lingering impact of citrus greening — University of Florida researchers are suggesting… Read More

UF/IFAS Researchers Give Nutrient Recommendations for Citrus Greening

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As Florida citrus growers look to recover from the damages of Hurricane Irma and continue to cope with citrus greening, University of Florida scientists suggest using a complete and balanced nutrient program in their groves…. Read More