High Schoolers Explore Food Security Issues in Agriculture, Natural Resources at Florida Youth Institute

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – During a summer program with the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), 38 rising high school juniors and seniors were given a taste of college life while they learned about agricultural,… Read More

SmartPath Technology to Lead to Smart Farm Irrigation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — By testing new technology, University of Florida scientists will work with  growers to encourage their use of alternatives to fresh water by using new smart irrigation systems. This way, growers can lower their risk of… Read More

National Avocado Day a Reminder of the Fruit’s Popularity

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Pass the guacamole: July 31 is National Avocado Day, a good time to celebrate the traits of another delicious, nutrient-packed food and Florida crop, say University of Florida experts. While some people simply love the… Read More

UF/IFAS Scientists Use Fungus to Manage Asian Citrus Psyllid

By Robin Koestoyo FORT PIERCE, Fla.– Fighting plant disease with jet blast sprays is standard practice for citrus growers. But, to spray a fungus to control a single insect that carries a disease-causing pathogen is uncommon. University of… Read More

Retired UF/IFAS Agronomist Celebrates 106th Birthday

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Elver Hodges, who started working at the University of Florida Range Cattle Research and Education Center just before the U.S. entered World War II, plans to celebrate his 106th birthday with family and friends a… Read More

Six UF/IFAS CALS Students Named to the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Creating high school science fair projects inspired Ann Bernert to pursue a career in science and share research discoveries with the public. Bernert will be able to pursue her research goals after receiving a prestigious… Read More

Ag & Bio Engineering Chair Can’t Be Confined to a Cube

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As she grew up in rural Arkansas, Kati Migliaccio’s interest in agricultural engineering came naturally. She liked math, science and problem solving, so she wanted an engineering career, but not one that confined her to… Read More