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Long UF/IFAS Tradition: Citrus Growers Can Call for Frost Protection Information

Just one freeze could cripple much of Florida’s citrus crop. It happened 30 years ago. Chris Oswalt, a multi-county commercial citrus agent  for UF/IFAS Extension, remembers the frost-bitten evenings. Christmas 1983, January 1985 and Christmas 1989 marked three… Read More

Home Gardeners Continue to Seek Advice on EDIS

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Only one new title joined this year’s top-10 UF/IFAS Extension EDIS publications, and like five others making the list, it appeals to horticulture interests. In all, the Electronic Data Information Source saw 4.6 million visits… Read More

A Cornucopia of Alternatives to Turkey at Thanksgiving

It may be juicy, tender and traditional, but not everyone wants to eat turkey at Thanksgiving. UF/IFAS nutrition experts say you could eat any of the following as your entrée: protein-packed dishes – with or without meat —… Read More

There’s no Stopping This ‘Retired’ UF/IFAS Extension Agent

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — He may hold the title “emeritus,” which means “retired,” but Gene McAvoy remains active with UF/IFAS Extension and research, helping bring farmers’ concerns back to UF/IFAS scientists. In fact, he just won the Researcher of… Read More

Fourth Citrus Nutrition Workshop Added, Prompted by Strong Grower Interest

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Responding to strong grower interest, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has added a fourth event to its roster of citrus nutrition workshops this fall. The event happens 9:30 a.m. to… Read More

Laurie Hurner: From the Family Farm to County Extension Director, Citrus is in Her Blood

SEBRING, Fla. — Laurie Hurner grew up in a fifth-generation Florida citrus-growing family, and she and her sisters worked their farm in Highlands County. “My parents had three daughters,” said Hurner, the director of UF/IFAS Extension Highlands County… Read More

When Hurricanes Approach, UF Gets to Work

Hurricane Dorian Updates - Palm Trees In a Storm

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Last week, before Dorian even reached hurricane status, the University of Florida’s faculty network throughout the state began setting long-planned storm preparation and recovery steps into action. “There is not a county or area in… Read More

New Website Simplifies Connection to UF Experts in Plant Health

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Maybe it’s a farmer who has spotted an unfamiliar bug in the fields, or a homeowner whose once-healthy garden has developed discoloration on some leaves. In these instances, says the director of the University of… Read More

Northeast Florida Farms Test ‘Eyes in the Ground’ Through UF Program

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Farming is a business of uncertainty. Through droughts and downpours, generations of Florida farmers have continued to till the land and contribute to a multibillion-dollar industry for the state. But agricultural innovations aim to minimize… Read More

UF Faculty Member and Alumna to Lead National Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Lara Milligan attended her first Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP) Conference in 2012 shortly after she began her position as natural resources agent for UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County. The connection… Read More