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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

UF/IFAS Researchers Help Industry Keep Central Florida Green

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November 13, 2018

By Beverly James APOPKA, Fla. – As the lead horticulturalist for Echo Conversions Group, Inc., Kyle Petersen knows his way around plants. But he was still surprised to learn so much more about insects, weeds and fertilizer use when he participated ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Class, Extension, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, News, Scouting, UF-IFAS

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