Tag: Pine

UF/IFAS-based PINEMAP project earns national award from USDA

Caption: PINEMAP principal investigator Tim Martin, right, accepts congratulations from Sonny Ramaswamy, director of the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, at the NIFA Partnership Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. (Photo courtesy of USDA-NIFA)… Read More

Research team develops improved method to screen pine seeds for pitch canker pathogen

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Forest industry professionals know it’s important to screen pine seeds for the presence of the fungus that causes pitch canker disease – so important that many countries require screening before importing seeds. But the screening… Read More

UF technique to help pine forests adapt to climate change, bioenergy use

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A breakthrough in pine tree breeding will lead to forests better adapted to climate change and bioenergy use, University of Florida researchers report. The improved forests will… Read More

To develop pine-based biofuels, UF research team receives $6.3 million federal grant

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. A University of Florida-led research team has won a three-year, $6.3 million grant to develop genetically improved loblolly pine trees that yield greater amounts of terpene biofuels for transportation fuels…. Read More

$20 million federal grant has hidden benefit for UF-led pine group, two other funded projects

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida formally accepted a $20 million federal grant last week on behalf of a consortium working to improve southern pine management; now it seems there’s a hidden benefit to the grant—the UF-led… Read More

UF-led consortium garners $20 million grant to improve pine forest management

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Pine trees are one of the most important crops in the southeastern U.S., and a consortium led by University of Florida personnel has been awarded a five-year,… Read More

Three Florida Sea Grant rapid-response projects target oil spill’s effects on Gulf

Caption at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As Floridians brace for more crude oil on the state’s coasts, University of Florida researchers are racing to complete several newly funded projects that will help assess… Read More