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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
3 images of various research occurring at UF/IFAS TREC

TREC Research Report: Dr. Daniel Carrillo


March 15, 2022

Recently Vice President for UF/IFAS, Dr. J. Scott Angle, introduced some of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) initiatives being implemented at UF/IFAS Tropical Research & Education Center (TREC). Among the initiatives he mentioned was Dr. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Daniel Carrillo, Entomology And Nematology, Fruit Fly, Tropical Research And Education Center
image - Alan Chambers - UF/IFAS TREC plant breeder and geneticist

USDA Grant To Enhance UF/IFAS Vanilla Research, Promote Domestic Industry


January 26, 2022

Whether its cakes or candles, cough drops or cleaning solutions, vanilla is one of the most sought-after and widely used flavoring and aromatic agents applied across industries. As domestic companies pledge to remove artificial vanilla ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Alan Chambers, Sustainable Agriculture, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Plant Breeding, UF/IFAS Solutions, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Varieties, USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research And Education, USDA-NIFA Organic Agriculture Research And Extension Initiative, Vanilla
Collage of areas researched at UF?IFAS Tropical Research & Education Center

Introducing South Florida to the calabaza market


May 3, 2021

What does fall feel like in South Florida? Not much different from summer, actually. Unlike the rest of the country, we don’t get cold weather or leaves changing colors to indicate this seasonal change. If it wasn’t for national chains blasting ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Alternative Crops, Geoffrey Meru, Nutrition, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF IFAS Extension
image-grad student in plant pathology at Tropical Research and Education Center

Philanthropy on Gator Nation Giving Day helps South Florida’s UF graduate students


January 20, 2021

HOMESTEAD, Fla. –.College graduates need jobs, and they can get them in agriculture and the natural sciences. Increasing demand for expertise in the sciences, particularly in occupations involved in agriculture research, energy management, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Gator Nation Giving Day, Graduate Student Housing, TREC Dormitory Fund, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center

UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp virtual workshop available Jan. 11


January 7, 2021

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

Category: Agriculture, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Agronomy, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Hemp, Industrial Hemp, Industrial Hemp Research Project, Johan Desaeger, Luke Flory, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Tropical Research And Education Center, Virtual Workshop, Workshop, Zack Brym

Cracking the code on growing vanilla: DNA mystery uncovered by latest UF/IFAS research in South Florida


December 11, 2020

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – University of Florida scientists have developed a tool to unlock the genetic traits that pinpoint the vanilla variety that produces an abundance of beans, grows efficiently and sustainably, with consumer-approved taste. As ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Alan Chambers, Elo Life Systems, Genome, Orchid, Plant Breeding, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF IFAS News, UF-IFAS, Vanilla

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
image - miracle fruit research at Tropical Research and Education Center

Could the Miracle Fruit be for South Florida? New study uncovers data showing how bountiful it can grow in the subtropics


October 28, 2020

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Scientists at University of Florida’s Tropical Research and Education Center have unlocked the mystery behind a highly sought-after berry known as the miracle fruit in a study published this week. This news brings much ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Alan Chambers, Miracle Fruit, Synsepalum Dulcificum, TREC, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF IFAS News
image - drone offer artificial intelligence

UF/IFAS scientists to develop methodology for measuring crop evapotranspiration using sensors, drones, artificial intelligence


September 30, 2020

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The sight of sprinklers running on a rainy day is not uncommon in Florida. The same goes for seeing landscapes scorched by the sun during one of Florida’s sweltering days when irrigation schedules were left unmodified ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS
Tags: AI, Artificial Intelligence, Haimanote Bayabil, IFAS NEWS, TREC, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF IFAS News

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