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
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
Following is an interview with Taylor Dishon, a junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in marine science at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. A summer intern in Dr. Lorenzo Rossi’s Plant Root Biology Laboratory, Taylor ... 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
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.---Fort Pierce native DeVoshay “Shay” Johnson Jr. remembers frequent visits to his great-grandparents' Tallahassee fruit groves and fresh produce stand during his youth. Rows of ripe, golden mangoes with accents of peach ... READ MORE
FORT PIERCE, Fla.---Pasco Avery introduced scientists, Florida crop growers and graduate students to fungi that control crop pests. A highly trained scientist who supports local youth science education, Avery was selected as one of the first ... READ MORE