Tag: Soil and Water Sciences

UF/IFAS ‘Citrus Nutrition Day’ to Include Field Tours

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This year’s Citrus Nutrition Day – at which growers will learn the latest data about growing the fruit, from the soil up through the plants — is expanding to include tours of field trials. After… Read More

UF/IFAS Research Suggests Improved Erosion Control May Help Reduce Nitrogen Inputs to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

By Tom Nordlie GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef and one of Australia’s top tourist destinations, but its coral colonies have been dying at a startling rate in recent years and… Read More

Young Citrus Trees May Benefit From Full Irrigation Regardless of HLB Status, UF/IFAS Researchers Say

By Tom Nordlie GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mature citrus trees affected by the bacterial disease Huanglongbing typically need about 25 percent less irrigation than their healthy counterparts – but that doesn’t necessarily mean young trees with the disease will… Read More

‘CUPS’ Protects Citrus From Greening, Storms

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A system designed to protect citrus trees from the deadly greening disease withstood the ravaging winds of Hurricane Irma last year, University of Florida scientists say. With reinforcements installed after the storm, they’ll likely withstand… Read More

Course on Beneficial Fungi Popular Among Many, Especially Organic farmers

WHO: Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. WHAT: UF/IFAS teaches a course called “Applications and Analyses of Mycorrhizal Associations,” a class that’s particularly popular with organic farmers. Course participants learn how to use… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers awarded $10.5M to work on citrus greening resistance or tolerance

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With citrus greening devastating Florida’s $8.6 billion-a-year citrus industry, three University of Florida scientists will use $10.52 million in federal grants to study ways to help growers cope with the disease, including research on genetic… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers working to help restore Lake Apopka

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Every so often, Carrie Adams and Laura Reynolds take a boat onto Lake Apopka to toss plants into the water. They hope the plants take root in the lake and help stimulate the process that… Read More

UF world leader in soil, water science to receive international award

By Robin Koestoyo Media Contact: Beverly James, 352-273-3566, beverlymjames@ufl.edu   FORT PIERCE, Fla.— University of Florida professor Zhenli He will receive an international honor for outstanding research contributions to his native China. The Kingenta Agricultural Science award is… Read More

System screens out deadly citrus greening-carrying insect

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Imagine camping in the deep woods. You’d want a tent with mesh that prevents bugs – even those as small as gnats – from entering into your wildlife hangout. That’s the idea behind “Citrus Under… Read More