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
It was, quite simply, a great budget year. Here it is by the numbers:
$8.8 million for research to update our nutrient rate recommendations, probably the single-most urgent request from our agricultural producers this year.
A $3.65 million ... READ MORE
It’s widely believed that our Gulf Coast oyster population is declining. As scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, we seek to prove it.
Or disprove it. We go where the science takes us. With oysters, ... READ MORE
Once upon a time, the Blackwater River was a conveyor belt of prosperity. Loggers floated longleaf pine trunks to the mills.
But once the longleafs were all cut, the mills, landings, and structures that supported the industry were abandoned. ... READ MORE
It’s no secret that the demographics of the people in the academic fields represented within UF/IFAS do not reflect those of our larger society. Reckoning with the historical roots of this is not a search for an excuse but a way to deepen ... READ MORE