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UF researchers discover missing piece in corn’s evolutionary history


January 24, 2023

Ancient ears of corn were about two inches long, with only a few tiny kernels and no cob. Domestication transformed them into modern corn, but how that happened is largely a mystery. In a new study, researchers showed that plant hormones ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Corn, Horticultural Sciences, Jiahn-Chou Guan, Karen Koch, Maize, Witchweed

Citrus irrigation and nutrition updates are the topics for upcoming workshop February 15


January 24, 2023

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. -- Understanding the latest research on irrigation and nutrient management for citrus trees will be the topic of a workshop for citrus growers on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Chris Oswalt, Citrus, Citrus Research And Education Center, Davie Kadyampakeni, Irrigation, Nutrient Management, Workshop

February 7: Free UF/IFAS Extension webinar to provide updates on silent killer of St. Augustinegrass

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January 18, 2023

Florida’s most popular lawn is St. Augustinegrass – a favorite for producing a lush green to dense blue-green turf well-adapted to most soils and regions throughout the state. But in South Florida, a silent killer known as Lethal ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Henry Mayer, Lethal Viral Necrosis, Phil Harmon, St. Augustinegrass, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County, UF/IFAS Extension Palm Beach County, Urban Lawns

UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center Celebrates a Century of Science

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January 11, 2023

Since 1921, the UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center (EREC) has built a rich history and world-class reputation for its commitment to growers, promoting sustainable agricultural systems and protecting South Florida’s natural ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: 100th Anniversary, Anniversary, Best Management Practices, BMP, Centennial, EAA, Everglades, Everglades Agricultural Area, Everglades Experiment Station, Florida, Hardev Sandhu, Microgreens, News, Samira Daroub, South Florida Water Management District, Sweet Corn, UF IFAS Everglades Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS EREC, UF/IFAS Extension Palm Beach County, Usda, USDA-NIFA, Vegetables
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Florida Sea Grant and partners issue Winter 2023 Overview of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease

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January 4, 2023

Since 2014, Florida's Coral Reef has been fighting an outbreak of a communicable, waterborne disease called stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD). Just released, the Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease & Response on Florida's Coral ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Coral Reef, Florida Department Of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish And Wildlife Research Institute, Florida Sea Grant, Shelly Krueger, Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Agents
Food Is Our Middle Name podcast

Food is Our Middle Name podcast season finale: What’s the deal with…global hunger?

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December 30, 2022

As we wrap up the final episode of this season’s podcast we think it best to take a step back and look at food-related issues on a global scale.   UF/IFAS does work in research, teaching and Extension that improves the lives of Floridians ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: #Foodisourmiddlename, Extension, Feed The Future Innovation Lab For Livestock Systems, Food, Food Is Our Middle Name, Food Safety, Global Food Systems Institute, Hidden Hunger, Hunger, Livestock, Nutrition, Podcast, UF/IFAS Communications, UF/IFAS Global Food Systems Institute

Start 2023 with an educational workshop on citrus insect, mite, and nematode management January 19


December 20, 2022

LAKE ALFRED, FL – Pest management in citrus is continually changing as new discoveries are found and as pests develop resistance to treatments.  A workshop on citrus insect, mite and nematode management will be held Thursday, January 19 from ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Asian Citrus Psyllid, Citrus, Citrus Research And Education Center, Larry Duncan, Lauren Diepenbrock, Lebbeck Mealybug, Lukasz Stelinski, Pest Management

Purple sweet potato recipe book puts a new spin on a classic

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December 19, 2022

If you’ve wanted to try purple sweet potatoes but haven’t known just how to cook them, UF/IFAS experts have you covered. A recipe guide developed by the UF/IFAS food science and human nutrition department includes 10 recipes using the ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Work & Life
Tags: Food Science And Human Nutrition, Hastings Agricultural Extension Center, Holiday Meal, Holiday Meals, Holidays, Purple Sweet Potatoes, Recipes, Sweet Potatoes
Food Is Our Middle Name podcast

Food is Our Middle Name podcast: What’s the deal with…all those cows?

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December 16, 2022

COWS! We all scream as we drive past a field of cows along the Turnpike. Ok, maybe not all of us but I know my family loves a good cow sighting. But what are all of those cows for? Are those the cows we eat or cows that produce milk?   UF/IFAS’s ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Beef Cattle, Cattle, Cattle Industry, Florida Cattlemen's Association, Rancher, Ranchers

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