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Study: White clay spray mix repels major crop pest


January 25, 2022

QUINCY, Fla. --- Tomatoes are big business in Florida, the nation’s top producer of the popular fruit, but an insect no bigger than a grain of rice threatens growers’ fields each season. The whitefly prefers the underside of leaves, enjoying ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Entomology, Josh Freeman, Kaolin, Mathews Paret, North Florida Research And Education Center, Pest Control, Plant Pathology, Tomato, Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl, Whiteflies, Whitefly, Xavier Martini

UF scientists look to space to help ranchers on Earth


February 18, 2021

Houston, we’re fixing a problem. [inlinetweet prefix="" tweeter="" suffix=""]A University of Florida scientist is leading a project to develop a tool -- based on data from satellites -- that ranchers can use to improve their pasture and grazing ... READ MORE

Category: Farm Management
Tags: Agronomy, Artificial Intelligence, Cattle, Chris Wilson, Dataset, Ecosystems, Forage, Management, NASA, North Florida Research And Education Center, Orbit, Pasture Biomass, Ranch, Satellite
The sulfur hexafluoride tracer technique allows scientists to measure the amount of methane emitted from the animal’s mouth and nose

Scientists work to cut greenhouse gases, one cow burp at a time


September 29, 2020

Above: The sulfur hexafluoride tracer technique allows scientists to measure the amount of methane emitted from the animal’s mouth and nose. Photo credit: Nicolas DiLorenzo When you first learn that cows produce methane, a greenhouse gas, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Animal Sciences, CALS, Climate Change, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Methane, News, Nicolas DiLorenzo, North Florida Research And Education Center

Acclaimed cattle nutrition expert named director of UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center


April 11, 2018

QUINCY, Fla. – When Glen Aiken wasn’t helping his grandfather wrangle cattle in the smothering Texas heat, he was traveling with his father to meat packing houses across the region. “I swear I visited every meat packing plant between Oklahoma ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Director, IFAS, Livestock, News, North Florida Research And Education Center

UF professors to lead $15 million grant project to turn seed into jet fuel


September 25, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- With help from University of Florida researchers, pilots will—in the future—fly jets with fuel made from a tiny seed grown in the Southeast. Besides helping the environment and boosting the economy as a source of renewable ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Carinata, IFAS, Jet Fuel, News, North Florida Research And Education Center

New UF/IFAS video series shows how to increase sustainability in plant nurseries


November 2, 2012

Click here for image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Many plant nurseries in Florida have adopted sustainable practices, and the University of Florida is looking to help even more do so with a new video series. The series, titled ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida A&M University, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, North Florida Research And Education Center, Plant Nurseries, Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research And Education, University Of Florida, University Of Georgia

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