Category: Agriculture

UF Dairy Science Club Earns Recognition at 2019 Regional Competition

Evan Cole Dipersloot, an animal sciences student in the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), hopes to one day work as a dairy cattle nutritionist. He is one step closer to reaching his goal after winning… Read More

UF Students Learn Policy Communication on Capitol Hill

By Jarred Shellhouse Visiting Washington, D.C. for the first time, University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) student Christine Krebs experienced how real-life policies and science intersect. During March 2-6, Krebs and her 18 classmates met… Read More

Mosquitoes Prey on Beneficial Barn Owl Nestlings, But Permethrin Can Help

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Barn owls make their homes in boxes put up by farmers in South Florida. The growers like the owls because they eat rodents that would otherwise munch on their sugarcane, sweet corn and rice. Researchers… Read More

Drone Images Can Accurately Find, Count Citrus Trees

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — By using drone technology, Florida citrus growers can find out how many trees live in their groves and, eventually, they may detect the health status of the citrus plants, a new University of Florida study… Read More

UF/IFAS economic report: In 2017, Florida’s combined beef, dairy cattle and allied industries generated $16.80 billion in revenues, supported 118,000 jobs

By TOM NORDLIE GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As Florida approaches the 500-year anniversary of the introduction of cattle to her shores in 1521, a new report from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences demonstrates just… Read More

UF Researchers Develop Model to Help Keep Crop Seeds Healthy

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Working with international researchers, University of Florida scientists have developed a model that will help protect good seeds, which are necessary to plant healthy crops and determine what areas are at higher risk for unhealthy… Read More

Center Combines Scientists, Industry to Manage Insects More Efficiently

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When she joined the University of Florida as an eminent scholar in entomology and nematology two years ago, Bryony Bonning brought an insect and nematode research center with her. That center works with researchers and… Read More

Newly Appointed UF/IFAS Extension Agent with Experience in Disease-Tolerant Citrus Serves Indian River District 

By ROBIN KOESTOYO FORT PIERCE, Fla. — A horticultural research scientist with experience in the development of disease-free citrus rootstock and disease tolerant citrus varieties in Iran’s northern agricultural region will now serve the Indian River District’s growers…. Read More

It Could Be Lights Out for Some Strawberry Diseases and Pests

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Natalia Peres envisions a day when light from a machine that resembles a spacecraft helps prevent powdery mildew from causing much damage to strawberries. Peres, a professor of plant pathology at the University of Florida… Read More

Got Horse Manure? UF/IFAS Program Offers Composting Solution

Horses may be beautiful animals, but like everyone, they poop. A lot. “A 1,000 pound horse can produce 10 tons of manure and stall waste each year,” said Mary Lusk, assistant professor of soil and water sciences with… Read More