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Banker plants effective for managing thrips on roses

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November 22, 2022

Chilli thrips are a nuisance to rose growers, as their feeding causes foliar and flower damage. For the first time, UF/IFAS researchers investigated the utility of a banker plant system for managing chilli thrips on roses. Recently published ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Banker Plants, Biological Control, Chilli Thrips, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Entomology, Entomology And Nematology, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Predatory Mites, Thrips, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center

UF scientists may have found a way to more efficiently apply genome editing to plant breeding

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May 19, 2022

New research led by a University of Florida scientist shows a development regulator can help plants grow. In the bigger picture, the study’s results also may help genome editing and as a result, plant breeding. Development regulators are ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Alfred Huo, Development Regulator, DNA, Genome Editing, Horticultural Sciences, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Petri Dish, Plant Breeding, Snapdragons, Tomatoes

UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp virtual workshop available Jan. 11


January 7, 2021

The UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Program is launching a virtual workshop with research and program updates, available online beginning January 11 for $40. The workshop consists of a collection of pre-recorded lectures and prepared documents ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Agronomy, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Hemp, Industrial Hemp, Industrial Hemp Research Project, Johan Desaeger, Luke Flory, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Tropical Research And Education Center, Virtual Workshop, Workshop, Zack Brym

New UF/IFAS app to ID toxic plants

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December 2, 2020

Some livestock, pets and even children occasionally nibble on poisonous plants, presenting a potential pitfall to the animals and youth. Now, a new, free app designed by UF/IFAS researchers and Extension faculty helps you identify toxic plants. Not ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Agronomy, App, Brent Sellers, Chris Marble, Environmental Horticulture, Farms, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Identification, Landscapes, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Poisonous Plants, Range Cattle Research And Education Center, Sandra Wilson, Toxic Plants

Water quality of top priority to new central Florida UF/IFAS Extension agent

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March 4, 2020

Yilin Zhuang joins the UF/IFAS Extension central district as a Regional Specialized Agent (RSA) in water resources. UF/IFAS Extension RSAs cover multiple counties and specialize in a specific program area. Zhuang’s specialty is in water, ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Central Florida, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, MREC, Water, Water Conservation, Water Quality, Water Quantity

UF Students Design Corn Maze for Plant City Family Farm


October 9, 2019

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- For the second year in a row, students in the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) geomatics program are partnering with a Florida family farm to promote agritourism. The Single ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, UF/IFAS
Tags: Agritourism, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Corn, Corn Maze, Distance Education, Florida Strawberry Growers Association, Geomatics, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation

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