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UF/IFAS is everywhere a hurricane goes

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September 13, 2023

We’ve had a remarkable amount of practice helping people and places in a hurricane’s path, this time in the Big Bend and Live Oak. Jeanna Mastrodicasa again coordinated relief efforts before, during and after Idalia, this time at ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Community Volunteers, Crops, Disaster Preparation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Extension, Hurricanes, Idalia, Nature Coast Biological Station, UF/IFAS

Women’s history month: Madeline Mellinger

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March 15, 2023

Madeline Mellinger had only about a year of experience working with growers in the Everglades Agricultural Area when they asked her to serve as their adviser on pest management. During that year she had established their trust through consistent ... READ MORE

Category: Academics, Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Community Volunteers, Crops, EVENTS, Farm Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Everglades, History, IFAS, IPM, UF

Breeding new crops and a new generation of plant breeders

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January 24, 2022

The UF/IFAS team that has released more than 250 fruit, vegetable and other plant cultivars in the past decade is getting even stronger. Seven budding scientists from around the world arrived in Florida in August to work with Plant Breeders ... READ MORE

Category: Academics, Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, Curriculum, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS
Tags: Blueberries, CALS, EREC, Forages, GCREC, Lettuce, Ph.D., Plant Breeding, Small Grains, Strawberries, Tomatoes, TREC, UF/IFAS

When we can’t get to D.C., Farm Bureau helps bring D.C. here

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October 4, 2021

It all started with the carrot trucks that roll through the Suwannee Valley. There are enough of them that they got the attention of a congressional aide who asked John Walt Boatright where they were coming from. John Walt told him “Glad ... READ MORE

Category: Academics, AGRICULTURE, Crops, Farm Management, UF/IFAS
Tags: An Angle On IFAS, Congress, Farm Bureau, Research, Research And Education Centers

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