Tag: Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

UF/IFAS CALS to offer food and resource economics major in Plant City beginning January 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Nathan Cox has worked in the landscaping and lawn maintenance industry in Riverview, Florida, since high school. Six months ago, he began his own landscaping and irrigation company while finishing his associate’s degree at Hillsborough… Read More

Florida Ag Expo to feature ‘state of industry’ talks, field tours

Who: Agricultural industry leaders are set to speak on the state of the industry at the annual Florida Ag Expo on Nov. 8. Speakers include: Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources. Mike Stuart, president… Read More

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