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UF/IFAS researchers earn $11M in federal grants to study specialty crops

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers will work to improve avocado production, develop turfgrass with improved drought responses and combat a bacterial disease riddling tomatoes, working with $11 million in recently awarded federal… Read More

Deputy Secretary of Agriculture addresses U.S. agriculture needs during UF stop

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Opportunities for jobs in agriculture abound, USDA Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan told University of Florida students and faculty Thursday. “We actually have a gap… Read More

UF researchers use acoustic tools to detect underground insects that attack grapes

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers are finding new ways to thwart crop-devouring pests — by being good listeners. High-tech acoustic equipment makes it possible for them to… Read More

UF-led consortium garners $20 million grant to improve pine forest management

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Pine trees are one of the most important crops in the southeastern U.S., and a consortium led by University of Florida personnel has been awarded a five-year,… Read More