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New tomato breeder at GCREC now sits in her mentor’s chair, plans to continue legacy of bringing best data to growers and flavorful fruit to consumers

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February 13, 2024

Jessica Chitwood-Brown grew up in rural Alma, Arkansas, where she rode horses, fished with her dad and played at the marina.  She also recalls participating in the Crawford County Fair, going to football games on Friday nights, horse ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Cultivars, Entomology, Flavor, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Horticultural Sciences, Jack Rechigl, Jay Scott, Jessica Chitwood-Brown, Kevin Wang, Machine Harvesting, Plant Pathology, Prec-ag, Precision Ag, Sam Hutton, Sustainable Agriculture, Tomato Breeding, University Florida, University Of Arkansas, Yield

UF awarded $5 million in NIFA grants to battle citrus greening disease

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October 24, 2023

University of Florida scientists will elevate their efforts to control citrus greening, with about $5 million in grants from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). NIFA, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, split funding ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Amit Levy, Asian Citrus Psyllid, Candidatus Liberibacter Asiaticus, Citrus, Citrus Greening, Citrus Research And Education Center, Entomology, HLB, Horticultural Sciences, Huanglongbing, Integrated Pest Management, John Chater, Jose Chaparro, Lukasz Stelinski, Microbiology And Cell Science, Microcell, Nian Wang, Nifa, Plant Pathology, UF/IFAS Citrus Research And Education Center, USDA-NIFA

South Florida leaders will honor Miami-Dade County Farmers Month at UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center, Nov. 4

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October 4, 2023

On November 4, District 8 Miami-Dade County Commissioner Danielle Cohen-Higgins will kick off Miami-Dade Farmers Month at the 9th annual One Night in the Tropics.  As title sponsor, she will join other South Florida leaders and the University ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Biotechnology, Climate Change, Crop Breeding, Danielle Cohen-Higgins, District 8 Miami-Dade County Commissioner Danielle Cohen-Higgins, Ecosystems Sustainability, Extension Programs, Invasive Plant Pests And Disease Management, Miami-Dade County Farmers Month, Miami_Dade County District 8 Commissioner, News, One Night In The Tropics, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Sea Level Rise, Seal Level Rise, Soil And Water Sciences, TREC, Tropical Fruit, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center, Vanilla At TREC
bison grazing in prairie

Study: Where bison roam could spread microbes

June 21, 2023

A new study from University of Florida and Kansas State University researchers found that bison carry plant-associated fungi in their saliva, with the potential to spread fungi across the prairie. The study raises questions about ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Bison, Department Of Plant Pathology, Emerging Pathogens Institute, Fungi, Karen Garrett, Microbes, Microbiome, Pathogen, Plant Pathology
Two similar looking black truffles side by side

Some black truffles grown in eastern U.S. may be less valuable lookalike species, study finds

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June 21, 2023

Some truffle producers in the eastern U.S. intending to grow European black truffles –scientific name, Tuber melanosporum — are also accidentally cultivating winter truffles — Tuber brumale — a related species that looks nearly identical ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Ben Lemmond, Matthew Smith, News, Plant Pathology, Truffles

Forum tackles how AI can help deal with global food security

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March 13, 2023

With the world’s population predicted to hover around 9.8 billion by 2050, artificial intelligence could help feed people across the globe now and in the future. That makes artificial intelligence (AI) an ideal topic for the third annual Future ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Adegbola Adesogan, Agricultultural And Biological Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Charlie Li, Crops, Diseases, Future Of Food Forum, Harvest, HiPerGator, J. Scott Angle, Karen Garrett, Microbiology And Cell Science, Microcell, Plant Pathology, Raquel Dias, Supply Chain

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