Farms are businesses, and farmers have the double challenge of following a host of complex rules and regulations while also trying to turn a profit.
That’s why the University of Florida is hosting the first annual Growing Together: Central ... READ MORE
By Robin Koestoyo
FORT PIERCE, Fla.--- Florida citrus and nursery growers need to develop proactive management plans for Lebbeck mealybug, an invasive pest that can cost the fruit and ornamental industry thousands of dollars in damages to fruit ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS professor Kirsten Pelz-Stelinski will begin her role as director of the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center on August 1.
As director, Pelz-Stelinski will lead faculty, staff and students at the Apopka research center. ... READ MORE
An invasive thrips species has started to wreak havoc in Florida. The insect was first detected in Florida in 2020 but has since spread significantly across the state. What once was isolated to greenhouses now has begun to harm a wide range ... READ MORE
Roses are red, violets are blue, but plants may be just right for you to give your Valentine this year. They can be as pretty as roses, and University of Florida scientists breed oodles of ornamentals.
For example, David Clark, a UF/IFAS ... READ MORE
Weeds and invasive plants can be a nuisance to a home or business landscape, and some of them are also toxic to people or animals. A new UF/IFAS publication details some of the most common poisonous plants found in Florida residential landscapes.
Ingestion ... READ MORE
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
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
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