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Banker plants effective for managing thrips on roses

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November 22, 2022

Chilli thrips are a nuisance to rose growers, as their feeding causes foliar and flower damage. For the first time, UF/IFAS researchers investigated the utility of a banker plant system for managing chilli thrips on roses. Recently published ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Banker Plants, Biological Control, Chilli Thrips, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Entomology, Entomology And Nematology, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Predatory Mites, Thrips, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center

UF/IFAS research gives back food year-round

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November 15, 2022

UF/IFAS research and education centers (RECs) grow fruits and vegetables all across Florida to develop growing techniques and cultivars that benefit farmers. These centers are spread from Jay in the Panhandle to Homestead in Southeast Florida. So, ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, UF/IFAS
Tags: Alan And Cathy Hitchcock Field And Fork Pantry, Crops, Field And Fork Gardens, Food, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Hastings Agricultural Extension Center, North Florida Research And Education Center-Suwannee Valley, Plant Science Research And Education Unit, Research And Education Centers, West Florida Research And Education Center

Los economistas estiman pérdidas de hasta $1,56 billones en la agricultura de Florida debido al Huracán Ian

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October 18, 2022

Los economistas de University of Florida predicen que las pérdidas aproximadas de la combinación de los cultivos de temporada, ganado, viveros y productos acuícolas que fueron potencialmente afectados como resultado del Huracán Ian que impactó ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Christa Court, Danos, Datos, Economista, Espanol, Estimacion, Evaluacion Preliminar, Evaluaciones, Huracan Ian, Hurricane Ian, Perdidas Economicas, Spanish, UF, UF/IFAS
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Connect with your local food system this World Food Day

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October 11, 2022

World Food Day is celebrated globally each year on October 16. Those in Central Florida can celebrate with local UF/IFAS Extension events throughout October. In 2021, 13.5 million U.S. households were food insecure, meaning they lacked reliable ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Community Gardens, Farm To Table, Farms, Food Banks, Food Insecurity, Food System, Food Systems, Global Food Systems Institute, Hunger, Local Food, World Food Day

Profesor de UF/IFAS y Especialista de Extensión Social del Año 2022 está a la vanguardia en el cultivo de variedades sostenibles de lechuga para Florida

Bahder, Luz
September 20, 2022

Para Germán Sandoya Miranda la pasión por la agricultura comenzó desde niño, mientras jugaba en las fincas de sus abuelos, en su tierra natal en la costa ecuatoriana. A medida que se acercaba a la edad adulta, estudiar agricultura fue ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Espanol, Extension Social, Herencia Hispana, Lechuga, UF/IFAS
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Global Food Systems Institute to take land-grant mission worldwide


August 29, 2022

The University of Florida has announced the creation of the UF/IFAS Global Food Systems Institute, which will expand the scope of the existing Food Systems Institute to achieve global preeminence in all three components of the land-grant mission. Created ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Adegbola Adesogan, Animal Sciences, ET And Vam York, Global Food Systems Institute, J. Scott Angle, News
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UF scientists use AI to uncover signs of early decay in produce


July 20, 2022

UF researchers are leveraging artificial intelligence to tackle the global problem of food waste. The scientists analyzed how chemical changes in aging broccoli correspond with visual data picked up by a highly sensitive camera called ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: #AI, #aiatuf, Artificial Intelligence, FreshID, Horticultural Sciences, News, Tie Liu

AI helps detect watermelon disease quickly, accurately

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July 18, 2022

If you savor a juicy watermelon in the scorching summer heat, Florida farmers toil to meet your tastes. The Sunshine State leads the nation in watermelon production. But, like all farmers, those who produce watermelons seek ways to control ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops
Tags: #AI, #aiatuf, Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Detection, Disease, Downy Mildew, Drones, Machine Learning, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Technology, Watermelon, Yiannis Ampatzidis

UF/IFAS begins research to update best management practices for key Florida crops

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June 27, 2022

UF/IFAS received $8.8 million to conduct new research that will provide farmers with new and improved recommendations for fertilization of key Florida crops. The funding, approved by the Florida Legislature, will be administered by the Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Best Management Practices, BMPs, Citrus, Fertilization, Grain Corn, Green Beans, Nutrient Application Rates, Nutrient Management, Potatoes, Research, Thomas Obreza, Tomatoes, UF/IFAS Research

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