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UF-led research to help cope with parasitic nematodes, which cause $125B in crop losses worldwide

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August 24, 2022

Parasitic nematodes are responsible for about $125 billion in annual crop loss worldwide, and they can cause farmers to lose up to 80% of their tomato yield. “The situation with nematodes is exacerbated by an emerging concern in agriculture: ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Entomology And Nematology, Evening, Genome, Nematodes, NSF, Parasitic Nematodes, Peter DiGennaro, Plant Breeding, Root-knot Nematodes, Tomatoes, USDA-NIFA, Warming

UF scientists receive grant to study fumigation impacts on soil health

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March 21, 2022

Soil health is an important aspect to strawberry and tomato production. Farmers often apply a type of pesticide called fumigants to the soil months before planting to manage soil health. Fumigants reduce harmful diseases such as Fusarium ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease
Tags: Crops, Fusarium Wilt, Gary Vallad, Grant, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Mary Lusk, Nathan Boyd, Nitrogen, Root-knot Nematodes, Sarah Strauss, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil Health, Soil Microbes, Soil Microbiome, Soil-borne Diseases, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Strawberries, Tomatoes, USDA-NIFA

Finger Limes, unique new options for Florida growers, topic of March symposium

February 17, 2022

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. ---   Finger limes, a unique citrus variety gaining interest among chefs, foodies and citrus growers, will be the topic of an upcoming symposium sponsored by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Chefs, Citrus Greening Disease, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Finger Limes, Foodies, HLB, Manjul Dutt, Symposium, Tolerance, USDA-NIFA
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University of Florida citrus faculty highly sought after as research partners in fight against greening

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November 23, 2020

By: Ruth Borger, 517-803-7631, rborger@ufl.edu MEDIA CONTACT: Brad Buck, 813-757-2224 (office); 352-852641(cell); bradbuck@ufl.edu University of Florida citrus researchers continue to be sought out as partners in ground-breaking research ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Greening, Citrus Research And Education Center, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Huanglongbing, Indian River Research And Education Center, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Citrus Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, USDA-NIFA

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