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Breeding new crops and a new generation of plant breeders


January 24, 2022

The UF/IFAS team that has released more than 250 fruit, vegetable and other plant cultivars in the past decade is getting even stronger. Seven budding scientists from around the world arrived in Florida in August to work with Plant Breeders ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Curriculum, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture
Tags: Blueberries, CALS, EREC, Forages, GCREC, Lettuce, Ph.D., Plant Breeding, Small Grains, Strawberries, Tomatoes, TREC, UF-IFAS

Fungicide Assessment for Cucurbit Downy Mildew Management


October 28, 2021

Gary Vallad Plant Pathology Gulf Coast Research and Education Center Cucurbit production in Florida is impacted by downy mildew on an annual basis. Nearly continuous production of cucurbits occurs temporally throughout Florida, which puts ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: CDM, Commercial Vegetable Production, Craig Frey, Cucurbits, Disease Management, Downy Mildew, Extension, Fungicides, Gary Vallad, GCREC, Plant Pathology, UF-IFAS, Vegetable Production, Vegetable Research Highlights

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

2015 Caladium Field Day at GCREC


October 8, 2015

Each fall part of our research fields are full of beautiful caladiums. Caladium is a genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae. These plants are ideal for all sorts of landscape. They thrive in shady areas and are very low maintenance. ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS
Tags: Caladiums, Environmental Horticulture, Field Day, Floriculture, GCREC, Gulf Coast Research, Lake Placid, Landscaping

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