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UF scientists to help California, Florida growers control dangerous avocado pathogen

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida experts know all too well about laurel wilt, the pathogen endangering the state’s $100 million-a-year avocado industry – and they’re trying to find ways to prevent it from spreading…. Read More

The problem expands for avocado growers: More beetle species carry deadly fungus

Please see caption at end of story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Many people love their avocados – not to mention guacamole dip. So it was bad enough when scientists said a beetle was ravaging avocado trees… Read More

Wet ‘dry season’ damaged valuable ornamentals

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s winters are usually dry, but the wet winter of 2015-2016 helped spread pathogens that destroyed ornamental plants in Miami-Dade County. That’s a problem in an area where the industry generated an… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers show potential market for locally grown Asian vegetables

Please see caption at end of story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Asian-Americans in three East Coast states, including Florida, yearn for more of their native vegetables, and those crops can be grown in the East, say… Read More

Veteran UF/IFAS economist named interim director of UF/IFAS Tropical REC

Edward “Gilly” Evans GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Edward “Gilly” Evans, a longtime agricultural economist at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Tropical Research and Education Center, has been named interim director of… Read More

Longtime UF/IFAS administrator retires after outstanding career in research, outreach

Chris Waddill HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Her career at UF/IFAS spanned 20 years, starting as Dean for UF/IFAS Extension and later working as director of three research and education centers. Now, Chris Waddill is ready to… Read More