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UF part of a five-year, $10 million grant to grow better fruit crops

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The United State Department of Agriculture awarded a team of scientists from 14 universities, including the University of Florida, the first of a $10-million, five-year grant to improve half a dozen fruit crops. The award… Read More

UF-led consortium wins prestigious national award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A consortium of scientists and researchers, led by the University of Florida, has received the prestigious National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Partnership Award for Multistate Efforts. The Southeast Climate Extension project is comprised of… Read More

UF/IFAS receives part of $4.5 million in USDA grants for specialty crops

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is partnering with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the United States Department of Agriculture on two dozen projects to strengthen markets for specialty crops in the state.

Rogers named interim head of UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University Florida today named Michael Rogers interim director of the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred. The CREC is part of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Rogers has a doctorate… Read More

Longtime citrus scientist Jackie Burns named new dean for UF/IFAS research

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida today named Jackie Burns, the current director of UF’s Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred, as its new dean for research for the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

UF/IFAS researchers use steam to treat citrus greening

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers are turning to the old-fashioned method of steaming to help treat citrus greening, a disease devastating citrus trees throughout Florida. Reza Ehsani and his UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers could improve how companies ship fresh produce

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida-led research team’s development of a tracking system could change the way companies ship fresh fruits and vegetables, letting them know which produce is closest to expiration and providing consumers the freshest… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers find chemicals that treat citrus greening in the lab

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida research team is cautiously optimistic after finding a possible treatment in the lab for citrus greening, a disease devastating Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry. It is the first step in a… Read More

UF/IFAS is crawling with excitement as annual Bug Week nears

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is hosting its second annual Bug Week May 19-23 with activities for students, families and bug lovers around the nation. “The UF Department of Entomology… Read More