A Fort Pierce native whose life is immersed in St. Lucie County’s agricultural and 4-H programs is a scientist with more than two decades of research and professional publishing experience.
Last month, Audrey Hamner Beany returned to ... READ MORE
FORT PIERCE, Fla.---Lorenzo Rossi’s role with the American Society for Horticultural Science will begin to increase. Recently selected for the organization’s Leadership Academy, Rossi will commence training to support and lead agricultural ... READ MORE
Question: You are a Ph.D. student visiting from the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. In what topic is your research?
Answer: My dissertation involves the response of different guava genotypes under salinity stress. I work to ... READ MORE
Citrus growers in Florida’s “River” production region along the Indian River Lagoon develop unsurpassed flavor and texture in a fresh grapefruit product coveted worldwide.
Growers in the area have watched the industry they love steadily ... READ MORE
FORT PIERCE, Fla.--- Florida citrus and nursery growers need to develop proactive management plans for Lebbeck mealybug, an invasive pest that can cost the fruit and ornamental industries thousands of dollars in damages to fruit trees and ... READ MORE
FORT PIERCE, Fla.---To usher in National Invasive Species Awareness Week, scientists in Florida—the epicenter of invasive plant and insect infestations—will host Matthew Thomas, a leader who was hired to head the more than 120 ... READ MORE
Ask John Santiago about beneficial soil microbes, and his eyes dazzle. He will tell you that scientists are about to uncover microbes that protect plants from disease. Santiago aspires to be one of the scientists who will make these ... READ MORE
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
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