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


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

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

Perspectives from the hemp industry, UF/IFAS blog series


March 16, 2022

Building on momentum from 2021, UF/IFAS hemp project lead scientist and assistant agronomy professor Zachary Brym continues the UF/IFAS Perspectives from the Hemp Industry blog series with video interviews of hemp industry members. The blog ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops
Tags: Hemp, Hemp Perspectives, Industrial Hemp, Industrial Hemp Research Project, UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Research Project
Nodules on the roots of a legume

UF/IFAS scientists take next steps toward crops that make their own nitrogen


January 27, 2022

Most crops need fertilizer to get enough nitrogen, an essential building block of life. Only a few plants have evolved nodules that host nitrogen fixing bacteria, microbes that convert nitrogen in the air into a form plants can use. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Matias Kirst, News, Nitrogen Fixation, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences
image - Alan Chambers - UF/IFAS TREC plant breeder and geneticist

USDA Grant To Enhance UF/IFAS Vanilla Research, Promote Domestic Industry


January 26, 2022

Whether its cakes or candles, cough drops or cleaning solutions, vanilla is one of the most sought-after and widely used flavoring and aromatic agents applied across industries. As domestic companies pledge to remove artificial vanilla ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Alan Chambers, Sustainable Agriculture, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Plant Breeding, UF/IFAS Solutions, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Varieties, USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research And Education, USDA-NIFA Organic Agriculture Research And Extension Initiative, Vanilla
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Study: White clay spray mix repels major crop pest


January 25, 2022

QUINCY, Fla. --- Tomatoes are big business in Florida, the nation’s top producer of the popular fruit, but an insect no bigger than a grain of rice threatens growers’ fields each season. The whitefly prefers the underside of leaves, enjoying ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Entomology, Josh Freeman, Kaolin, Mathews Paret, North Florida Research And Education Center, Pest Control, Plant Pathology, Tomato, Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl, Whiteflies, Whitefly, Xavier Martini

UF research shows a more environmentally friendly way to control strawberry pests


December 22, 2021

BALM, Fla. --- Good news for farmers as we near the height of the strawberry growing season. University of Florida scientists have found a way to better control the chilli thrips that can make strawberries virtually unmarketable – and it means ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops
Tags: Biopesticide, Crops, Damage, Entomology And Nematology, Florida Radiance, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Organic, Pesticides, Predatory Mites, Sriyanka Lahiri, Strawberries, Strawberry Season, Thrips

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