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Strawberry growers globally could benefit from UF/IFAS research into dangerous disease


May 11, 2022

Strawberry farmers worldwide may get help from new University of Florida research that shows a way to battle one of the fruit’s fiercest foes. The key: combine genomic data with phenomics. The genome amounts to all the DNA in an organism. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops
Tags: Detection, Disease, Genes, Genomics, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Horticultural Sciences, Phenomics, Plant Breeding, Powdery Mildew, Ronald Tapia, Sensor, Seonghee Lee, Strawberries, Vance Whitaker

New medicinal plants course addresses industry needs


May 10, 2022

Emerging industries require a skilled workforce to function. Sometimes, the industry begins to boom before employers can hire a sufficient number of skilled employees. That was the case for many employers in the medicinal plant industry, which ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Professional Development, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Emerging Enterprises, Hemp, Medicinal Plants, UF College Of Pharmacy, UF/IFAS CALS

New peach cultivars highlight of Stone Fruit Field Day


April 18, 2022

The upcoming Stone Fruit Field Day will address a variety of topics and concerns Florida peach growers face, including production issues such as disease and pest management and training and pruning trees. The highlight of the field day will ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Peaches, Plant Breeding, Stone Fruit Field Day, UF/IFAS Plant Science Research And Education Unit
Many raw oysters on the half shell, open on ice

Oyster market research outlines marketing strategies for increasing grower profits


April 4, 2022

Highlights ·         A recent UF/IFAS research project identified opportunities for Florida Gulf oyster farmers to market their products for an increased price. ·         The findings noted logistical and volume ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Food Is Our Middle Name, Marketing, Oyster, Oyster Farming, Oysters, SEEDIT, SEEDIT Grant
oysters freshly harvested from oyster farm in the ocean resting in a gloved hand

Oyster monitoring project provides insight to spring mortalities


April 4, 2022

  Highlights ·         The Florida oyster aquaculture industry is rapidly growing but growers have experienced unexplainable mortality events in recent years. ·         A new UF/IFAS program monitored oyster ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Florida Sea Grant, Food Is Our Middle Name, Oyster, Oyster Farming, Oysters, SEEDIT, SEEDIT Grant, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Agents

Buyer behavior change, climate initiatives among critical topics at UF/IFAS Ag Policy Outlook


March 28, 2022

Speakers from across the country shared new research and insight -- including data about consumer behavior change since the pandemic began, Florida and national policy updates and crop outlooks for some of Florida’s largest commodities. It ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agricultural Economics, Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference, Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Department, Food Is Our Middle Name
Image - Daroub with UF International Center team and collaborators from University of California, Davis and Virginia Tech visiting Jordan in 2013 to assess extension and education programs.

UF/IFAS scientist shares how love for learning led to lifetime of teaching, international work


March 23, 2022

BELLE GLADE, Fla – Throughout history, women have played a key role in humanity's scientific advancements. As mentors, innovators and thought leaders, women in science have inspired and empowered countries, communities, women and young girls ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agriculture, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Everglades Research And Education Center, Featured Hot Topic, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, National Women's History Month, Samira Daroub, Soil And Water Sciences Department, UF IFAS Everglades Research And Education Center, UF International Center, UF/IFAS Soil And Water Sciences Department, Women In Science, Women's History Month

UF scientists receive grant to study fumigation impacts on soil health


March 21, 2022

Soil health is an important aspect to strawberry and tomato production. Farmers often apply a type of pesticide called fumigants to the soil months before planting to manage soil health. Fumigants reduce harmful diseases such as Fusarium ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease
Tags: Crops, Fusarium Wilt, Gary Vallad, Grant, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Mary Lusk, Nathan Boyd, Nitrogen, Root-knot Nematodes, Sarah Strauss, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil Health, Soil Microbes, Soil Microbiome, Soil-borne Diseases, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Strawberries, Tomatoes, USDA-NIFA

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