Tag: Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

UF/IFAS Plant Geneticist Named Fellow of American Society for Horticultural Science

BALM, Fla. — If you savor the sights of caladium, gerbera and other ornamental plants, you can thank Zhanao Deng for developing better varieties. In his three-decade career, Deng beams with pride over new types of caladium and… Read More

Trees Transplanted on Florida’s Highways Survive, Provide Motorists’ Benefits

Trees not only beautify highways, they can calm motorists down, says a University of Florida scientist. Furthermore, according to new UF research, the trees planted along Florida’s highways survive remarkably well, even after a period scientists call “transplant… Read More

UF/IFAS Researchers Use AI to Take the Guesswork out of Fruit Pricing

Pricing fruit comes down to a bit of art and some science for farmers. But new technology from the University of Florida may remove some of that guesswork. “Growers often rely on their gut to estimate a price… Read More

UF/IFAS Gulf Coast REC to Benefit from Water Boost

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thanks to the collective efforts of Tampa Electric Company and the Southwest Florida Water Management District, researchers at the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center (GCREC) now have significantly more water with which to… Read More

Industrial hemp growing in Florida for first time in decades: University of Florida pilot project plants seeds for new Florida crop

By Ruth Borger The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) industrial hemp pilot project has passed a critical milestone towards understanding the potential of growing hemp throughout Florida. Hemp plants have been planted at… Read More

Hops are Hopping at the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

WHO: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty, staff, administrators and friends of UF/IFAS. WHAT: Come to the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center (GCREC) and learn the latest in UF/IFAS hops research at… Read More

Cities with Tree Protection Laws Show More Canopy Coverage, Savings

When are trees worth millions of dollars? When they cover parts of your city. Take Tampa, for example, which has established an Urban Forest Management Plan. According to a 2016 assessment by the University of Florida Institute of… Read More

It Could Be Lights Out for Some Strawberry Diseases and Pests

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Natalia Peres envisions a day when light from a machine that resembles a spacecraft helps prevent powdery mildew from causing much damage to strawberries. Peres, a professor of plant pathology at the University of Florida… Read More

Industrial hemp a featured topic at UF/IFAS ag policy conference Feb. 26 in Balm

By Tom Nordlie  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Industrial hemp may soon be a financially significant crop in Florida, and an expert with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will discuss some of the challenges and… Read More

UF/IFAS-Developed ‘Florida Brilliance’ Shines on State’s Strawberry Industry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For years, University of Florida scientists looked for a few characteristics in a more desirable strawberry. Among those traits was a higher yield in November and December — the early part of the Florida season… Read More