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From Romania to Canada and Germany, new UF scientist will use AI to help plant breeding, other farm applications

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July 26, 2022

As a young child in Romania’s second-largest city, Cătălin Voiniciuc loved visiting his grandparents’ farm in a remote village. “While enjoying many aspects of farm life -- from the vineyard to the vegetable garden -- little did I ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: #aiatuf, Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Canada, Cătălin Voiniciuc, Cell Walls, Crops, Germany, Glycans, Horticultural Sciences, Plant Breeders, Romania

Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: June 2022


May 31, 2022

Recommendations for your apiary in June: This beekeeping calendar is a tool for all beekeepers in Florida, small scale to commercial operations. This calendar is meant to be a reference point for beekeeping management and is not comprehensive. ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ufbugs, Beekeeping, Beekeeping Calendar, Bees, Bug, Crops, Honey Bee, Honey Bees, Honeybee, Insects, Management Calendar, UFHoneyBee, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension

UF scientists receive grant to study fumigation impacts on soil health

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March 21, 2022

Soil health is an important aspect to strawberry and tomato production. Farmers often apply a type of pesticide called fumigants to the soil months before planting to manage soil health. Fumigants reduce harmful diseases such as Fusarium ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease
Tags: Crops, Fusarium Wilt, Gary Vallad, Grant, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Mary Lusk, Nathan Boyd, Nitrogen, Root-knot Nematodes, Sarah Strauss, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil Health, Soil Microbes, Soil Microbiome, Soil-borne Diseases, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Strawberries, Tomatoes, USDA-NIFA
farm field about to be harvested by tractor with inset photos of diverse farm workers

Good Food Connections Virtual Meet-Up is Back

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October 11, 2021

I think we would all agree that food is vitally important. More of us are starting to notice that the quality and origin of that food is just as important. Consumers are asking for locally grown, organic, farm-raised and more. The trend for ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Events, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Connections, Crops, Food, Food Supply, Networking, Produce, Restaurant, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, Vegetables
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Feeding Beef Females: Ensuring that no cow is left behind

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September 17, 2021

Winter months can be tricky when it comes to feeding your pregnant or lactating beef cows in Florida. The changing day length, and weather patterns limit grazing options in farms that rely on summer perennial grasses. In Florida summer grasses ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bahia, Beef, Body, Bosques, Bovine, Cattle, Condition, Cool, County, Cow, Crop, Crops, Decision, Extension, Farm, Farming, Fertilizer, Forage, Grass, Grasses, Grazing, Hardee, Heifer, Heifers, IFAS, Jonael, Lactating, Nutrients, Nutrition, Pasture, Perennial, PH, Pregnant, Ranch, Season, Soil, Summer, Supplement, Sustainability, Winter

UF/IFAS awarded 1st Ph.D. plant breeding program in Florida, one of few in USA

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July 13, 2021

Working in labs and fields across Florida, a new generation of students will start earning a Ph.D. in plant breeding from the University of Florida – the first program of its kind in Florida and one of a few in the nation. The UF/IFAS College ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Citrus, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Corn, Crops, Elaine Turner, Environmental Benefits, Fiber, Forage, Gene Editing, Genetics, Global Food Security, Hunger, Lettuce, New Program, Peanuts, Ph.D., Plant Breeding, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Vance Whitaker
Butterhead lettuce. Picture caption: Jonael Bosques, University of Florida.

Breeding the Perfect Crops for Floridians

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July 8, 2021

Exploring alternative agricultural uses for your property can be challenging, especially when dealing with plant disease in crop and ornamental production. Often, we get calls from citizens that are acquiring or have acquired land and are unsure ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Ag, Agent, Agriculture, Breed, Breeding, County, Crop, Crops, Faculty, Farmer, Farmers, Farming, Florida, Hardee, Horticulture, Improvement, Improving, Lettuce, Science, Scientist, Specialist

UF/IFAS hosts global plant breeding virtual meeting January 28-29


January 21, 2021

Media Contact: Brad Buck, 352-875-2641 (mobile), bradbuck@ufl.edu WHO: The UF Plant Science Council and UF/IFAS plant-breeding faculty and students. WHAT: Students and faculty from UF/IFAS and around the world present the Fifth Annual ... READ MORE

Category: Events
Tags: Breeding, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Crops, David Clark, Elaine Turner, Environmental Horticulture, Forage, Fruits, Ornamentals, Plant Science Symposium, Sugar Cane, Turfgrass, Vegetables, Zoom

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