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Brazilian Peppertree, Hemp Among Top UF/IFAS Stories for 2019

A year of impactful teaching, research and outreach meant UF/IFAS was frequently in the headlines in 2019. Here is a round-up of some of the biggest stories from this year. Brazilian peppertree Brazilian peppertree is an invasive plant… Read More

New ‘Identification of Weeds in Florida Citrus’ Guide Available Now

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The UF/IFAS Extension bookstore has released an updated version of “Identification of Weeds in Florida Citrus,” a pocket-sized quick reference guide to weeds commonly observed throughout the state that may be frequently found in citrus… Read More

UF Honors Veterans at Free Family Fishing Event

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation (SFRC) will host its final Family Fishing Day of the year on Saturday, Nov. 16. This month’s free event celebrates both Veterans Day and… Read More

UF study: Red makes consumers retain attention to food labels

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For many people, red means “stop,” and that’s what consumers are doing when they see that color on food information labels, according to a new study led by a University of Florida researcher. Zhifeng Gao,… Read More

Green industry contributes more than $20B to Florida economy, up 19 percent from 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s environmental horticulture industry is recovering from the recession of 2007 to 2009, and it is growing in many sectors, with $21.8 billion in annual economic contributions. This is an increase of 19.2 percent from… Read More

UF scientists act as plant detectives to identify disease

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As a University of Florida plant pathologist, Gary Vallad likes to call himself and his colleagues “sleuths of the plant world.” These detectives find out what ails plants and crops, hopefully before the disease gets… Read More

UF researchers awarded $7M grant to improve how plants get nitrogen, reduce pollution

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A team of researchers at the universities of Florida and Wisconsin-Madison will use a $7.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to pinpoint genes that could improve plants’ ability to access nitrogen, an… Read More