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UF/IFAS holding workshop for farmers’ market managers and vendors


October 16, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Farmers markets have been growing in popularity throughout the last decade as consumers discover the benefits of buying farm-fresh food directly from small-scale, local growers. However, increasing popularity has also ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Food Safety, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Extension, Farmers' Markets, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, University Of Florida

UF/IFAS-developed app saves significant water and money


October 16, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- An app developed by scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences may save homeowners about 30 percent on water usage, which translates into lower utility bills, new research shows. Kati ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Conservation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Florida Automated Weather Network, Irrigation, Kati Migliaccio, Tropical Research And Education Center, Water

UF/IFAS Gulf Coast REC, Florida Ag Expo to celebrate milestone anniversaries


October 15, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- When growers, Extension agents and scientists gather for the Nov. 4 Florida Ag Expo in Balm, Florida, they’ll celebrate two anniversaries: the 90th year of the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center and the ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Balm, Blueberries, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Strawberries, Tomatoes

UF/IFAS helping homeowners across Florida deal with coyotes


October 13, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Coyotes were introduced in Florida in the 1920s for hunting and, today, they live in every county in the state and are becoming a nuisance in some areas. Lisa Hickey, an Extension agent for the University of Florida’s ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Invasive Species, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Coyotes, Extension, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Livestock, University Of Florida

UF/IFAS researchers earn $11M in federal grants to study specialty crops


October 9, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers will work to improve avocado production, develop turfgrass with improved drought responses and combat a bacterial disease riddling tomatoes, ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Avocados, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Laurel Wilt, Nifa, Randy Ploetz, Tomatoes, Tropical Research And Education Center, Turfgrass, Usda

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