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
Florida citrus growers who face the most severe citrus disease in history notice how citrus trees under oak tree hammocks appear to tolerate the disease. Lukas Hallman believes oak trees may hold a compound that boosts the citrus trees’ ... READ MORE
Curbside grocery pick-ups and high school drive-through graduations are the new normal, and so too are University of Florida citrus research grove visits.
Rhuanito “Johnny” Ferrarezi will host what will likely be the first drive-through ... READ MORE
Lorenzo Rossi’s students rate his online courses as top-notch because he integrates digital-savvy tools along with personal enthusiasm for plant root biology.
Rossi’s discipline is not new, but scientists realized about 20 years ago that ... READ MORE
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LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- While the coronavirus pandemic has changed much of the University of Florida citrus ... READ MORE
Sandra Guzmán, a precision irrigation scientist with expertise in artificial intelligence for water management, was recently named a 2020 Outstanding Young Extension Worker by the Florida Section of American Society of Agricultural and Biological ... READ MORE
Enthusiasm and expertise for groundbreaking science earned a High Quality designation for an online course taught by a University of Florida professor.
Lorenzo Rossi, assistant professor of Plant Root Biology at UF’s Institute of Food and ... READ MORE
The first time Tolulope Morawo heard about the ability of beneficial insects to protect food crops from pest insects, he knew he had found his lifelong career.
In 2009, Morawo learned from a lecture that phorid flies kill fire ants by laying ... READ MORE