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Professor/farmer named director of Southwest Florida REC


May 18, 2022

Michael Burton spends the academic year teaching and conducting research in agronomy at Missouri State University. In the summer, he runs the family farm just outside Springfield, Missouri. You could say he practices what he preaches. “On ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Agronomy, Citrus, Director, Diseases, Entomology And Nematology, Family Farm, Farms, J. Scott Angle, Michael Burton, Missouri State University, Pests, Plant Pathology, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center
image - samples of yellow nutsedge weed infected and non-infected by phytoplasma

UF/IFAS scientists record first case of harmful bacteria in ubiquitous weed throughout U.S.


April 18, 2022

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla –Scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) have recorded the first North American case of a harmful phytoplasma disease known for its threat to fruit, vegetable and ornamental ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: #ufentnem, Brian Bahder, Entomology And Nematology, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, News, Plant Pathology, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center

A culture of nomination


February 18, 2022

 We’ve had an encouraging surge in new American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows in recent years. In my opinion, this is not because we’re suddenly doing fellow-level science. I believe it indicates our reputation ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Work & Life
Tags: Awards, Horticultural Sciences, Microbiology And Cell Science, Plant Pathology, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences, UF-IFAS, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation
tractor spray

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

Fungicide Assessment for Cucurbit Downy Mildew Management


October 28, 2021

Gary Vallad Plant Pathology Gulf Coast Research and Education Center Cucurbit production in Florida is impacted by downy mildew on an annual basis. Nearly continuous production of cucurbits occurs temporally throughout Florida, which puts ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: CDM, Commercial Vegetable Production, Craig Frey, Cucurbits, Disease Management, Downy Mildew, Extension, Fungicides, Gary Vallad, GCREC, Plant Pathology, UF-IFAS, Vegetable Production, Vegetable Research Highlights
Daniela Cardenas examines sugarcane orange rust spores under a microscope

UF graduate student named Chateaubriand Fellow to join expert team on biotrophic rust fungal pathogens to study sugarcane orange rust disease


August 4, 2021

FORT PIERCE, Fla.--- A plant pathology doctoral candidate who investigates disease-related effectors from a sugarcane fungal pathogen is a 2021-2022 Chateaubriand Fellow. Daniela Cárdenas, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida’s ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Daniela Cardenas, Plant Pathology, Sugarcane Orange Rust
image- barn owl babies in barn owl nesting boxes at EAA

Barn owl conservation efforts in South Florida — a soaring success for species, growers, environment


February 24, 2021

Rodents are responsible for millions of dollars in damage to crops and farm equipment each year. Through the University of Florida Barn Owl Project in the Everglades Agricultural Area, a beneficial relationship has quietly thrived for ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Barn Owls, Everglades Agriculture Area, Plant Pathology, Richard Raid, UF IFAS Everglades Research And Education Center

Global group recognizes UF/IFAS engineer for strawberry spray app


January 13, 2021

Now that we’re knee-deep in strawberry season, many growers owe Clyde Fraisse and Natalia Peres a debt of gratitude. About a decade ago, Peres saw a need for a fungicide decision-support tool. Farmers sprayed about every week to control strawberry ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Alerts, App, Award, Clyde Fraisse, Decision-support Tool, Fungi, Fungicide, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Natalia Peres, Plant Pathology, Strawberries, Strawberry Advisory System, World Meteorological Organization

Decision-support tool using HiPerGator may help manage devastating avocado disease


November 18, 2020

UF/IFAS researchers are working on a decision-support app to help policy makers and growers decide the best regional treatment options for laurel wilt disease, which is challenging Florida’s $35 million-a-year avocado crop. Laurel wilt ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Avocado, Decision-support Tool, Disease, Disease Transmission, HiPerGator, Horticultural Sciences, Jonathan Crane, Karen Garrett, Laurel Wilt, Plant Pathology, Redbay Ambrosia Beetle, Tropical Research And Education Center

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