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Category: Pests & Disease

The Alligatorweed Stem Borer: Unsung Hero of Aquatic Weed Management

Growing up along a creek that snaked its way through my hometown in the Mississippi Delta, I knew more than most people my age about alligatorweed, the invasive water-impeding amaranth weed species clogging waterways across the Southeastern U.S…. Read More

UF scientists make big stride toward greening-resistant citrus trees

University of Florida scientists achieved a major milestone in their quest to develop a citrus greening-resistant tree by sequencing the genome of a fruit plant that’s a close cousin to citrus trees. You’d need to print 54,000 pages… Read More

The small world of Meloidogyne enterolobii

Meloidogyne spp. (root-knot nematodes, RKN) are associated with decline in a global crop yields. They are the most economically important nematode species, and are difficult to get rid of when you accidentally introduce them into your field or… Read More

UF/IFAS entomologists give reason to celebrate rice in Florida

BELLE GLADE, Fla. – Rice, a global grain consumed by more than half the world’s population, totes unique versatility unlike other grains throughout history. Each country and culture has made the grain its own as center of the… Read More

Invention of the Year: AI-based Software to Analyze and Visualize UAV-collected Data

Agricultural and Biological Engineering Assistant Professor Yiannis Ampatzidis and his team received the UF Invention of the Year award from the UF Innovate | Tech Licensing for his cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) based application, Agroview. Agroview is… Read More

Two UF/IFAS professors named 2020-21 Fulbright Scholars

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is pleased to announce that Jiri Hulcr and Andrea Lucky have received Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program awards in Research and Teaching for the 2020-2021 academic year from the U.S. Department of… Read More

FNGLA 4-H / FFA Plant Project, Manatee County Fair

Dear Manatee County Plant Exhibitors, I wanted to share some information with you on the plant project this year (2020-2021). The Plant Project is a program for our youth to experience a simulated plant nursery production to engage… Read More