Tag: Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

UF scientists act as plant detectives to identify disease

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As a University of Florida plant pathologist, Gary Vallad likes to call himself and his colleagues “sleuths of the plant world.” These detectives find out what ails plants and crops, hopefully before the disease gets… Read More

Look out California! UF scientist says artichokes may grow in warm, humid Florida

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Artichokes might grow in Florida’s subtropical climate after all — good news for those crave the taste and antioxidants of the food crop. Shinsuke Agehara, a University of Florida assistant professor of horticultural sciences,… Read More

UF scientists find way to surgically strike out weeds that impede crop growth

      GAINESVILLE, Fla. — By using a combination of fumigants, University of Florida scientists believe they can surgically strike out some weeds that otherwise get in the way of vegetable growth. Researchers with the UF Institute… Read More

Time to celebrate a year-round, healthy snack – the strawberry

  Click here for video: https://www.facebook.com/pg/UFIFASNews/videos/?ref=page_internal – GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Today starts National Strawberry Month, a time to reflect on the history of this sweet, nutrition-packed fruit that grows well in Florida – and to extol its health… Read More

How about another sweet, juicy strawberry, courtesy of UF/IFAS?

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When you bite into a Florida strawberry for Valentine’s Day or National Strawberry Day on Feb. 27, you savor sweetness and juice. That’s what you’ll find in all varieties bred… Read More

UF/IFAS experts to stress environment, immigration, production at ag policy conference

Spiro Stefanou GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences economists and other experts will explore economic insights helpful for making informed business and policy decisions at the second annual Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists: Commercially grown strawberries are not genetically engineered

Please see caption below story. BALM, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers want the public to know that they do not use genetic engineering to breed commercial strawberries; in fact, commercially grown… Read More

Florida Ag Expo to highlight emerging crops, ways to battle new pests

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Growers, UF/IFAS Extension faculty and scientists will tackle production and pest problems – including the Q-biotype whitefly — when they gather for the 11th annual Florida Ag Expo on Nov…. Read More

UF/IFAS study: Good tree care should yield environmental benefits

Please see caption below the story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Trees shade our homes and help clean the air of our cities. However, their production in the nursery and maintenance in the landscape requires energy and material resources. Some… Read More