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Category: Crops

Jacqueline Burns to direct UF/IFAS’ Southwest Florida Research and Education Center

Photo cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Jacqueline Burns, director of the University of Florida’s Citrus Research and Education Center, now has another hat to wear – she’s been named to lead UF’s… Read More

UF/IFAS study suggests growers should monitor for tomato thrips carefully

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — South Florida vegetable growers worried about the invasive tomato thrips should make certain they’re looking for the pest in the right places, say University of Florida researchers. Also known as common blossom thrips, the species… Read More

Florida small farms conference slated for July 27-29

Click here for high resolution version. Caption at the bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference is a one-stop shop for anyone who has thought about starting a farm or supporting local foods…. Read More

UF researchers uncover secret recipe from nature for a great-tasting tomato

Click here for high-resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Supermarket tomatoes that taste like heirloom tomatoes are closer to reaching grocery aisles as a result of a discovery from the University of Florida. A team of… Read More

UF/IFAS dedicates conference center at Plant Science Research and Education Unit in Citra

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Since 2000, the University of Florida’s Plant Science Research and Education Unit in Citra has been “an idea place” where new crops and production techniques are tested. Now, it’s a place where new ideas can… Read More

UF/IFAS eminent scholar elected to National Academy of Sciences

Click here for high resolution file. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Crop genetics expert Harry Klee, an eminent scholar and professor in the University of Florida horticultural sciences department, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences… Read More

UF-led research team selected for $125 million joint U.S.-India energy project

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. A University of Florida-led research team has been selected to participate in a five-year, $125 million energy project involving the United States and India, U.S. Department of Energy officials… Read More

Citrus greening bacterium may “ring the dinner bell” to attract insect

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. The bacterium responsible for citrus greening causes infected trees to give off a scent that rings the dinner bell for the disease-carrying insect, University of Florida researchers say. This finding… Read More