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UF/IFAS Research Shows Rootstock Influences Metabolism in Sugar Belle® Citrus; Findings Suggest Rootstock Choice May Be One Key to Optimizing Yields and Tree Health

By Tom Nordlie ____________________________ GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida citrus growers recognize the Sugar Belle® mandarin hybrid for its tolerance of citrus greening disease, and new findings from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences suggest… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers search for solutions to citrus diseases with Citrus Initiative funds

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — From nutritional supplements to managing irrigation to grower outreach and education, UF/IFAS researchers are finding additional ways to support Florida citrus growers in their fight against citrus greening disease. Twelve projects were funded by the… Read More

Early Findings Show Plant Hormone May Help in Citrus Greening Fight

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists think a group of hormones may eventually help growers battle citrus greening, but they still want to study them before recommending growers use the chemical. Fernando Alferez, an assistant professor of… Read More

UF/IFAS Experts Suggest Varieties for Irma-Damaged Citrus Replanting

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As growers decide how to use USDA funding to recover from damages caused by Hurricane Irma – and as they cope with the lingering impact of citrus greening — University of Florida researchers are suggesting… Read More

UF/IFAS Researchers Give Nutrient Recommendations for Citrus Greening

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As Florida citrus growers look to recover from the damages of Hurricane Irma and continue to cope with citrus greening, University of Florida scientists suggest using a complete and balanced nutrient program in their groves…. Read More

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

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