Category: UF/IFAS Extension

New Serious Pest of Lychee and Longan Trees Found in Florida

Daniel Carrillo1, Alexandra M. Revynthi1, Jeff Wasielewski2, Christian Miller3 and Jonathan H. Crane4 The Lychee Erinose Mite (LEM), Aceria litchii  (Figure 1), was found in a 3-acre commercial lychee orchard in Lee County on Pine Island, FL in… Read More

Students at UF-TREC received scholarships sponsored by the Dade County Agri Council at annual luncheon.

Homestead, FL – For the last 55 years, the Annual Agricultural Farm Tour and Luncheon tours different agricultural operations to showcase the diversity and uniqueness of farming in South Florida’s subtropical climate.  Additionally, the Board of Directors of the Dade County… Read More

One Night in the Tropics Event

The University of Florida-Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC)’s 4th One Night in the Tropics event is under way. This year’s celebration is a special one as our community has suffered major losses due to Hurricane Irma.  After several… Read More

Using Teamwork to Advance Florida Agriculture

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences already ranks in the top three land grant universities in numbers of plant breeders, cultivars developed and cultivars licensed for commercial propagation. We’re getting even stronger. We’ve just… Read More

Winrock International Honors Volunteers with PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD A Prestigious National Honor for Volunteer Service

Homestead, Florida – Winrock International today announced it has awarded 126 volunteers with the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a national honor offered in recognition of volunteer service. Established in 2003, the Award is available on an annual basis… Read More