Q: You are pursuing a career in soil and water science—how did you become interested in agriculture?A: I’m a native of Nepal; our country is vastly agricultural. I am from the district of Dang which is one of Nepal’s most fertile ... READ MORE
FORT PIERCE, Fla. --- Early results from a groundbreaking, large-scale citrus trial looking for solutions to the devastating citrus greening disease have given early hope for growers in the Indian River District. The new UF/IFAS research ... READ MORE
FORT PIERCE, Fla.---More than 50 citrus growers and researchers attended a field day to view 154 new citrus scion-rootstock combinations---some of which will result in the production of market-ready fruit from trees that tolerate the most serious ... READ MORE
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FORT PIERCE, Fla.--- The Asian citrus psyllid transmits the bacterium associated with the most serious citrus disease worldwide---and now it has a formidable enemy in a fungal pathogen.
The ... READ MORE
FORT PIERCE, Fla.--- Florida citrus growers are invited to view which of the new 154 citrus scion and rootstock combinations of grapefruit, pummelo, mandarin, and navel oranges, some of which show early tolerance for the most serious citrus ... READ MORE
Dr. Rhuanito “Johnny” Ferrarezi reflects on his work as an assistant professor of citrus horticulture at UF/IFAS-IRREC. His appointment at IRREC commenced in 2016; Dr. Ferrarezi accepted a position as associate professor of controlled environment ... READ MORE
FORT PIERCE, Fla.---Martin Zapien scans long rows of tree canopies each morning and thinks about how the future of food production will advance with new citrus cultivars.
All of the more than 5,000 trees in the 20-acre active UF/IFAS citrus ... READ MORE
FORT PIERCE, Fla.---An early career research scientist with a novel approach to mentor students and foster collegial teamwork, Lorenzo Rossi is a University of Florida Superior Accomplishment Award recipient.
Recognition for the achievement ... READ MORE
FORT PIERCE, Fla.---Citrus growers from several of Florida’s production regions joined researchers recently for a field day inside 14-foot high screenhouses that protect fruit trees from an invasive insect. The insect is the Asian citrus psyllid, ... READ MORE
FORT PIERCE, Fla.---Ricardo A. Lesmes-Vesga aims to develop peach rootstocks specific to Florida’s different production regions. The findings will lead to new rootstocks for growers who harvest the fruit when the crops are the nation’s sole ... READ MORE