A plant pathology doctoral student who investigates disease-related effectors from strawberry fungal pathogens is a 2020 Chateaubriand Fellow. Egem Özbudak is a Ph.D. student at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Indian River… Read More
UF/IFAS appoints interim director of Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center to support team’s urban initiatives, successes
DAVIE, Fla. – Jack Rechcigl has been appointed as interim Center Director of the UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center (UF/IFAS FLREC) On May 12, Rechcigl stepped in to oversee the operations and research at the UF/IFAS… Read More
To the naked eye, a spider mite isn’t much to look at, but when a group of second graders huddles around one of Hugh Smith’s microscopes, they see more than just a bug. “They see a tiny monster… Read More
Have you ever picked up a piece of produce at the grocery store—say, a bell pepper, as I did recently—and noticed that it was grown in someplace you didn’t expect? In my case, I found a bell pepper that was… Read More
Strawberries are in season in Florida from December to April. Strawberries are an important Florida agricultural commodity and are delicious consumed fresh or in smoothies and desserts. Look for them now at your local grocery store or farmers… Read More
Diseases attack nearly all parts of strawberry plants, affecting both yields and quality. Botrytis fruit rot and powdery mildew are two major strawberry diseases in Florida. Here are some facts and tips on how to check your strawberry… Read More
Did you know Florida is the strawberry capital of the world during winter? Florida strawberries can be planted in home gardens beginning in the fall and enjoyed through the winter and spring.