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Tag: Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

Conflict between trees and streets? Yes, but UF scientists find equation to ease tension

BALM, Fla. — Too often, trees are planted in urban areas, only to be removed a few years later because their root system runs into sidewalks and other infrastructure, say UF/IFAS researchers. With proper tree selection and spacing,… Read More

Young UF/IFAS researcher credits father for success as female scientist

BALM, Fla. – Growing up in India, Sriyanka Lahiri wanted to pursue a career in science, and importantly, found support from both her parents. But she credits her father, a chemical engineer, for encouraging her in scientific subjects… Read More

UF/IFAS entomologist to present history of vegetable pests, sees hope with collaboration

About the time Hugh Smith was a graduate student in entomology and nematology at the University of Florida, his academic department was housed on the top floor of McCarty Hall in Gainesville. Steinmetz Hall, the department’s current location,… Read More

UF/IFAS Expert Urges Colleagues to Breed Tastier Tomatoes in Different Environments

A University of Florida tomato expert is calling on researchers worldwide to use genetics to help farmers grow tastier tomatoes in many geographic locations. Consumers crave tasty tomatoes, but the trick comes in growing flavorful fruit in different… Read More

New Precision Ag Facility Adds to UF/IFAS Arsenal to Fight Pests, Diseases

In a new, 8,500-square-foot building at the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, weed scientist Nathan Boyd uses images of weeds to train computers to identify them. Those pictures can be used to help growers know when,… Read More

Interest in UF/IFAS Hops Experiment Grows

BALM, Fla. — Tampa Bay microbreweries have a hankering for hops, and some see a University of Florida experimental farm as a source for the crop that will help quench their customers’ thirsts. Several Tampa Bay area breweries… Read More

Hemp, Hops and More Crops Highlight Florida Ag Expo

BALM, Fla. — Farmers, nursery managers and others can get a glimpse of the latest and greatest UF/IFAS research into tomatoes, strawberries, hemp, hops and ornamental plants at the annual Florida Ag Expo at the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast… Read More

Growers Should Manage Tomato Bacterial Spot While Seedlings are in Transplant Facilities

BALM, Fla. — New findings from University of Florida scientists could help tomato growers nationwide in their battle against a damaging disease. With 37,000 acres, Florida’s tomato industry is a $520 million-a-year crop, so it’s critical to find… Read More

UF Students Design Corn Maze for Plant City Family Farm

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For the second year in a row, students in the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) geomatics program are partnering with a Florida family farm to promote agritourism. The Single… Read More

Conserving Water by Using Another Source: Reclaimed Wastewater

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With Florida’s potable water resources facing increased strains from factors like an ever-expanding population and saltwater intrusion, University of Florida researchers say relief could come from an increasingly abundant source: reclaimed wastewater. “The general public… Read More