Tag: News

UF/IFAS Researcher: Arbor Day a Great Way to Remember Importance of Trees

ORLANDO, Fla. – With Florida’s Arbor Day on Jan. 18, more local municipalities are looking for ways to recognize the importance of trees in urban areas. Orlando has a tree giveaway program, while Tampa is currently working to… Read More

UF Researchers to Breed a New Variety of Florida-Friendly Hops

APOPKA, Fla. – Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have been awarded a two-year grant for $194,000 to breed varieties of hops that can grow in Florida. The researchers, based at the… Read More

Former UF/IFAS Extension Director, CALS Alumnus Tim Hurner Inducted into Florida Citrus Hall of Fame

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – G. Tim Hurner Jr. remembers many weekends picking oranges and grapefruits at his grandfather’s farm in Pasco County. As a young boy, barely able to reach the bottom of trees, Hurner became smitten with citrus…. Read More

UF/IFAS Report: 2016-17 Citrus Season Saw Smaller Harvest, But Higher Prices Cushioned Impact on Growers

By Tom Nordlie GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Higher prices offset production declines during Florida’s 2016-17 citrus growing season and so the industry’s overall economic contributions changed little from 2015-16, according to a new report from economists with the University… Read More

Happy Holidays from UF/IFAS, by way of Antarctica!

  Happy Holidays from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, by way of Antarctica! Globe-trotting Gators Brent Christner, left, an associate professor with the UF/IFAS microbiology and cell science department, and Christina Davis, right,… Read More

Two Gardening Calendars Among New Additions to Top 10 EDIS Publications

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two gardening calendars are among the five publications new to the 2018 list of top 10 UF/IFAS Extension EDIS publications. In all, 6 million people visited the Electronic Data Information Source this year. Here is… Read More

UF/IFAS Environmental Researcher Honored for Leadership in Field

By Kim Scotto GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida professor and associate director of the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ School of Forest Resources and Conservation has been recognized by the North American Association for… Read More

UF/IFAS Post-Hurricane Help Tops 2018 List of News Stories

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — 2018 was a productive year for UF/IFAS with advances in agricultural and natural resources research, building positive relationships with growers and supporting the state’s 20 million plus residents after two devastating hurricanes. UF/IFAS’ top news… Read More

Growers to Learn About Pest Management at Citrus REC Workshop

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Citrus growers can learn more about managing Asian citrus psyllids and other pests in a workshop Jan. 8 at the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center. The psyllid can transmit the bacteria associated… Read More