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UF researchers develop effective, inexpensive citrus greening detector

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While a commercially available cure for crop-killing citrus greening remains elusive, University of Florida researchers have developed a tool to help growers combat the insidious disease: an efficient, inexpensive and easy-to-use sensor… Read More

UF/IFAS’ Place chosen for elite leadership institute.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nick Place, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences dean and director for Extension, was accepted for the Food Systems Leadership Institute, an executive leadership development program for high-level academia,… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension and Bok Tower Gardens are partnering to teach a new generation about plants, gardening and the environment

LAKE WALES, Fla. — Among the music of carillon bells, beneath a lush oak canopy, a new partnership is emerging between the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension and historic Bok… Read More

University of Florida receives part of $7 million grant to empower women farmers in Africa

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – When Kathleen Colverson works in places like Mozambique, Tanzania and Ethiopia, she watches as women farmers rise before dawn to gather firewood and water to make breakfast for their families. They send… Read More