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Agricultural workers can get discounted UF football tickets for Nov. 7 homecoming game

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Farmers, ranchers, landscapers – and everyone in between – are invited to celebrate Agriculture and Gardening Day at the University of Florida’s homecoming football game, Nov. 7. UF Athletics and UF’s Institute of Food and… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher growing 1,500 types of peanuts as part of the USDA’s Genetic Resources Unit

CITRA, Fla. — Stretching out in a North Central Florida field, under the scorching summer sun, lies row upon row of lush, green peanut plants – with more than 1,500 kinds growing at the University of Florida’s Plant… Read More

Citrus greening research gets $1 million in state budget funding

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A $1 million University of Florida research project to fight citrus greening got the green light in the state’s budget. Nian Wang, a researcher with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is working with… Read More

Master Gardeners’ continued training conference scheduled for Kissimmee in October

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Has your green thumb reached the master level?  The University of Florida’s 34th Florida Master Gardener Conference for continued training is scheduled for Oct. 18-21 at Kissimmee’s Embassy Suites at Lake Buena Vista South. Organizers… Read More

UF/IFAS to host Bee Research Symposium on July 15-16

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is hosting the state’s first ever Bee Research Symposium, on July 15 and 16 at the Austin Cary Memorial Forest Conference Center. Symposium organizers are… Read More

Barn owls threatened by Africanized bees in South Florida

Belle Glade, Fla. — Throughout the past two decades, University of Florida researcher Richard Raid has seen barn owl populations in the Everglades Agricultural Area, centered around Belle Glade, expand from mere dozens to more than 400 nesting… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher using “precision breeding” to create disease-resistant grapes

Apopka, Fla. — Powdery mildew and black rot are two scourges of grape growers, but University of Florida researcher Dennis Gray is developing disease-resistant grapes, using what he calls “precision breeding” to create these super varieties. Gray, a… Read More