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
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. --- A graduate student whose lifetime career goal is to see high-value crops thrive by their natural defense mechanisms was recognized by the American Society for Horticultural Science.
To pursue graduate studies, Martin Zapien ... READ MORE
FORT PIERCE, Fla.--- For his prescience to digitize conference competitions and tireless efforts to mentor students who will lead plant root biology into new decades, Lorenzo Rossi was recognized by the American Society for Horticultural Science.
Angelica ... READ MORE
FORT PIERCE, Fla.--- A plant pathology doctoral candidate who investigates disease-related effectors from a sugarcane fungal pathogen is a 2021-2022 Chateaubriand Fellow.
Daniela Cárdenas, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida’s ... READ MORE
FORT PIERCE, Fla.--- The American Society for Horticultural Science will honor University of Florida scientists for new guidelines citrus growers may apply to their operations. The researchers study ‘Valencia’ orange production while trees ... 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