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Safe food production training to be available to Florida’s small and beginning farmers through new USDA grant


November 19, 2020

BY RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla. -- A new opportunity for Florida’s small and medium-sized produce farmers will become a reality with the support of a U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety Outreach Program (FSOP) grant designed to produce ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Food Safety, Food Safety Outreach Program, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Michelle Danyluk, Training, Usda

Decision-support tool using HiPerGator may help manage devastating avocado disease


November 18, 2020

UF/IFAS researchers are working on a decision-support app to help policy makers and growers decide the best regional treatment options for laurel wilt disease, which is challenging Florida’s $35 million-a-year avocado crop. Laurel wilt ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Avocado, Decision-support Tool, Disease, Disease Transmission, HiPerGator, Horticultural Sciences, Jonathan Crane, Karen Garrett, Laurel Wilt, Plant Pathology, Redbay Ambrosia Beetle, Tropical Research And Education Center
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UF/IFAS Extension Farm Labor Education program goes online in English and Spanish


November 8, 2020

FLORIDA. – The fall crop season is underway in Florida and over the next few months, an increase in the farm worker population will help plant, maintain, and harvest our crops in the Sunshine State. Agriculture is an essential industry where ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Farmworker Safety, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Farm Labor Education, UF/IFS Extension Palm Beach County, Worker Protection Standard Train The Trainer
Researcher collects insect samples off of a deer.

Vaccine for virus lethal to deer shows promise


October 29, 2020

A viral disease that impacts deer around the country can be devastating, but a vaccine shows promise for the $8 billion per year deer farming industry. The disease, epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus, or EHDV, is the leading cause of herd ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Farm Management, Livestock, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Cervidae Health Research Initiative, CHeRI, Deer, Deer Farming, Deer Farms, EHD, EHDV, White-tailed Deer

New blueberry variety honors benefactor and UF alumnus Alto Straughn


October 29, 2020

When Patricio Muñoz developed the University of Florida’s newest blueberry variety, he wanted to name the fruit in honor of Alto Straughn, a longtime, strong supporter of UF’s blueberry breeding program. “A ‘sentinel’ is a watcher ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: 'Sentinel', Alto Straughn, Blueberry, Cultivar, Horticultural Sciences, Market, Patricio Munoz, Smell, Taste

Citrus Advisory System alerts growers so they can stem post-bloom fruit drop


October 22, 2020

Beep. Beep. Beep. That’s the sound of the alert, telling a citrus grower it’s time to spray fungicide to help prevent fruit from falling off the tree. When the brand-new fruit falls off a citrus tree, post-bloom fruit drop (PFD), as it’s ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Citrus, Citrus Advisory System, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Clyde Fraisse, Disease, Fungicide, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Megan Dewdney, Mobile Device, Natalia Peres, Plant Pathology, Post-bloom Fruit Drop, Web Tool

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