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FL Agriculture Financial Management Conference is here!

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October 3, 2013

Do you want to learn about financial risk management seminars next to other growers of Florida in a Central location with meals and educational speakers? Now is the time! The FAFMC (FL Agriculture Financial Management Conference) is a collaborative ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Money Matters
Tags: Agriculture, Education, Financial Management, Florida, Growers, UF IFAS Extension, UF-IFAS

New on Featured Creatures! Spotted cucumber beetle, by Gill, Goyal and Gillett-Kaufman.

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October 2, 2013

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Spotted cucumber beetle, Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi Barber, is a major agricultural pest of North America. Another ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Beetles, Featured Creatures, Pest Alert

UF researchers identify citrus cultivars that show promise in battle against greening

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September 25, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNxREt0DgQ4 Click above for video about citrus breeding and citrus greening research. Click here for photo. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida researchers have some encouraging ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Greening, Citrus Research And Education Center, Fred Gmitter, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jude Grosser, Psyllid, Rootstock, University Of Florida

New UF-developed strawberry varieties are bred with a focus on flavor


September 12, 2013

Click here or image above for video about UF/IFAS' strawberry breeding program. For high-resolution version of above photo, click here. Caption below. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- With the time for Florida growers to plant strawberries right ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Balm, Craig Chandler, Florida, Florida Sensation, Gulf Research And Education Center, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Plant City, Radiance, Strawberries, University Of Florida, Vance Whitaker, Winterstar

UF study helps quantify biodiversity decrease around farmland


September 10, 2013

Click here for photo. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Animal biodiversity suffers near conservation areas that border big farms, and the effects can spread for miles, according to a new study by University of Florida researchers ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Africa, Biodiversity, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, PLoS One, Robert McCleery, Sugarcane, Swaziland, University Of Florida, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Zachary M. Hurst

UF study: Florida’s agricultural and natural resources industries remain strong since recession

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July 17, 2013

Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Florida’s agriculture, natural resources and related food industries provided a $104 billion impact on the state in 2011 and have continued to improve since the 2008 recession, according to a new ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Forests, Livestock, UF/IFAS
Tags: Agriculture, Alan Hodges, Economic Impact, Food And Resource Economics, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Natural Resources, University Of Florida

UF/IFAS expands Bee College to South Florida, including courses in Spanish

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July 8, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida will host the first Bee College for South Florida this summer in Fort Lauderdale. The event is coming to South Florida to meet demand there and will also feature courses taught in Spanish. Event ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bee College, Davie, Entomology And Nematology, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Honey Bee Research And Extension Lab, Honeybee, Honeybees, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jeanette Klopchin, South Florida, University Of Florida

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