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Category: Agriculture

New institute to address food production and sustainability at global scale

The University of Florida has announced the creation of the UF/IFAS Food Systems Institute, which will bring together the university’s top researchers to find solutions to feeding the world in a way that is economically and environmentally sustainable…. Read More

Feeling cooped up in quarantine? UF releases new guide to raising backyard chickens

In the early days of the pandemic, as bare grocery store shelves prompted concerns about the food supply, many became interested in producing more of their food at home. Some flocked to local agricultural feed stores in search… Read More

UF/IFAS needs grower input to better train agricultural workers

By: RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — The COVID-19 crisis has hit Florida’s agricultural industry hard with new challenges on how to protect workers who are essential to keeping our nation’s food supply flowing. The UF/IFAS Extension team… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists develop a specialty pepper with better resistance to root-knot nematodes

Bell peppers make for a delicious snack. Among additional choices, you can add them to sandwiches and pizzas, as they’re tasty and full of vitamin C, making them a popular vegetable. As a $235 million-a-year business in Florida,… Read More

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Summer Reading List

From classics like “The Land Remembered” to kid-friendly books like “Can you Count the Critters?” the UF/IFAS summer reading list has something for every family member. Each of these reads can be found both online and in-person at… Read More

UF/IFAS Spotlights: Elaine Turner, Innovative CALS Dean

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Elaine Turner has only overseen the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences since 2014, but she’s already seen monumental strides. In that time CALS has achieved the highest enrollment the college has seen – more than 6,000 total… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Broward series promotes sustainability and community resilience through urban food production

BROWARD, Fla. — The supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19 awakened a volume of interests from communities seeking ways to grow their own food. Throughout the pandemic, researchers, faculty, and extension agents at the University of Florida Institute… Read More

UF professor earns award from UF/IFAS Extension peers

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — Water is essential to Florida farmers. They scrutinize the amount available, its quality and when and how they should use it to grow crops, feed animals and sustain their livelihood. University… Read More