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Nuessly named director of the Everglades Research and Education Center

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gregg Nuessly, who has served as interim director of the University of Florida’s Everglades Research and Education Center in Belle Glade since November 2013, has now been named to that post permanently. “Gregg is a… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers awarded National Science Foundation grants to study animals in their environment

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Knowing where animals choose to spend their time and why they may have chosen those areas is fundamental to conserving our nation’s wildlife. Two researchers from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural… Read More

Citrus Health Management Areas staving off greening with coordinated pesticide spraying

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — What’s a little pesticide among neighbors?  For Florida citrus growers, it could mean saving their trees that are under attack from the virulent citrus greening bacterium threatening to destroy the state’s $10.7 billion industry. Entomologist… Read More

UF/IFAS program highly successful in keeping phosphorus out of the Everglades

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A 20-year plan to dramatically reduce phosphorus levels of agricultural water entering the Florida Everglades is working, thanks to proper implementation of best management practices by growers, training by the University of Florida’s Institute of… Read More

UF/IFAS battling a disease devastating to deer farms and cows

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida legislature recently allocated $2 million a year for the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences to study Hemorrhagic disease, a virus which affects deer and can cross over into cattle,… Read More

Citrus greening bacterium changes the behavior of bugs to promote its own spread

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — The disease that threatens to destroy Florida’s $10.7 billion citrus industry appears to have its own mechanism to promote its spread, making it harder to control.  A recent study by five University of Florida… Read More