WHO: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty.
WHAT: Join UF/IFAS scientists as they talk about their research into growing strawberries, using sustainable methods during a field day at the UF/IFAS Plant Science Research and Education Unit. The researchers are working on a USDA grant to study sustainable organic strawberry production. Some cover crops and strawberry variety combinations have shown potential to control weeds, manage nutrients, diseases and pests. The event will include activities and demonstrations at research plots. Time will also be available for discussion with faculty, a Q&A and the chance for feedback on the research. This field day is free and open to the public.
WHEN: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 20, 2019.
WHERE: UF/IFAS Plant Science Research and Education Unit, 2556 West Highway 318, Citra, Florida.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Alia DeLong, email@example.com.
The mission of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is to develop knowledge relevant to agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge available to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. With more than a dozen research facilities, 67 county Extension offices, and award-winning students and faculty in the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UF/IFAS works to bring science-based solutions to the state’s agricultural and natural resources industries, and all Florida residents. Visit the UF/IFAS web site at ifas.ufl.edu and follow us on social media at @UF_IFAS.