FORT PIERCE, Fla. --- Most of the world’s olives grow in southern European countries, such as Spain and Italy. In the United States, California has more than 30,000 acres dedicated to the commodity. But Florida may be the next agricultural ... READ MORE
A University of Florida professor celebrated for his gift to mentor graduate students was selected for the American Society for Horticultural Science for its Outstanding Volunteer of the Year 2022 Award.
Lorenzo Rossi advanced the American ... READ MORE
FORT PIERCE, Fla.---A heritage citrus grower who saw local fruit production rise in the world’s premier grapefruit region has willed a legacy gift to sustain the fruit industry he so loved.
John T. Moose left the largest individual gift ... READ MORE
FORT PIERCE, Fla.--- Florida citrus producers, including corporate leaders and research scientists, gathered recently to tour a 20-acre experimental citrus grove to observe the disease tolerance and horticultural performance of more than 5,500 ... READ MORE
FORT PIERCE, Fla.---Researchers and citrus growers await the first harvest of data on yield and fruit quality from a major citrus trial on Florida’s east coast. The results may reveal which of thousands of trees can tolerate citrus greening, ... READ MORE
FORT PIERCE, Fla.---The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Science’s Indian River Research and Education Center (UF/IFAS-IRREC) will host a field day in a large-scale research trial for growers and other citrus ... READ MORE
Following is an interview with Akshara Athelly, a Ph.D. student pursuing a doctorate in Agricultural Engineering. Akshara is a graduate assistant in Dr. Sandra Guzmán’s SMART Irrigation and Hydrology Laboratory, working in irrigation management ... READ MORE
The following is an interview with Eduart Murcia, a graduate student pursuing a Master of Science degree in Agricultural and Biological Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Sandra Guzmán. Eduart is part of the Smart Irrigation and Hydrology ... READ MORE
FORT PIERCE, Fla. --- As a child in a Boston suburb, Nicole Quinn was oft outdoors. She marveled over trees, water and dirt -- and how everything was interdependent. She would turn over rocks to examine insects and worms as they worked in ... READ MORE
FORT PIERCE, Fla.--- A local University of Florida graduate student fostered an ability to teach school children that a group of insects would probably take down one of Florida’s most invasive trees.
The Southern IPM Center recognized ... READ MORE