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COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. The personal health and safety of everyone in the ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Covid-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

Inspiring Future Scientists


March 21, 2017

There's nothing better than having a group of young students visit GCREC for a tour. Well, most groups. No offense to middle school children or their parents, but that age group is a little difficult to keep engaged. They can come up with ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Entomology, Future Scientist, GCREC, Gulf Coast Research Center, Hands On Learning, Plant Pathology, Strawberries, Student Tour Groups, Tomatoes

GCREC Bug Week 2016


May 23, 2016

For the past month, I have asked our staff to bring me whatever bugs they might find on our 475-acre farm. This is a very busy time for our faculty and staff, so I only received a few specimens so far, but they are beauties. There's nothing ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bagmoth, Bug Week 2016, Bugs, Dragonfly, Entomology, Gulf Coast REC, Horsefly, IFAS, Insects, Mole Crickets, Pests, UF

Birdwatching on the Farm


April 26, 2016

We had a recent employee, Bill Dermott, who upon his departure gave me a list of all the birds he had observed at our research center over the last 6 months or so. We're talking about 80 different kinds of birds. This list consisted of the ... READ MORE

Category: Academics, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Research, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Alligators, Bird Watching, Florida Wild Life, Gulf Coast Research, Hawks, IFAS, Sandhill Cranes, Southern Hillsborough County, University Of Florida

2016 Strawberry Field Day


January 25, 2016

Although Gulf Coast Research Center is located in southern Hillsborough County, we found from past experience that strawberry growers tend to feel the center is a little removed from the action, which is located in Plant City. Therefore, in ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Events, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Research, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Disease Control, Dover, Florida Strawberries, Florida Strawberry Growers Association, Gulf Coast Research, Labor Issues, Molecular Breeding, Nematode Control, Pest Control, Plant City Strawberries, Strawberry Breeding, Strawberry Growers, Strawberry Varieties, Weed Control

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