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UF scientist to investigate cost-effective methods to combat nematode pests, diseases in turfgrass

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November 15, 2022

Lawns, playing fields, golf courses, parks and many other outdoor areas are part of the multi-billion-dollar turfgrass industry. That industry provides aesthetic, environmental and economic benefits to the Sunshine State. Valued at $14.3 ... READ MORE

Category: Lawn, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Abolfazl "Abi" Hajihassani, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Lawn, Parasitic Nematodes, Turfgrass, Turfgrass Science, U.S. Department Of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, USDA-NIFA

University of Florida/IFAS awarded over $16 million in research grants to fight citrus disease


November 9, 2022

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. -- University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty have secured over $16 million in new funding to advance research projects to combat the deadly citrus greening disease that threatens the Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Asian Citrus Psyllid, Citrus, Citrus Greening Disease, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Fernando Alferez, Grants, HLB, J. Scott Angle, John Chater, Jude Grosser, Kirsten Pelz-Stelinski, Lukasz Stelinski, Megan Dewdney, Nian Wang, Rootstocks, Ruth-borger, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, USDA-NIFA, Zhonglin Mou

UF scientist to investigate strategies to control major tomato disease

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October 13, 2022

  Tomatoes represent a $1.9 billion-a-year crop planted on 330,000 acres across 18 states, but diseases such as bacterial spot can threaten them. A University of Florida scientist has been awarded a $5.8 million federal grant to study ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Bacterial Spot, Bacterium, Environment, Fresh Market, Gary Vallad, Grant, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Strains, Tomatoes, Transplant Facilities, USDA-NIFA

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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