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Category: UF/IFAS Research

UF/IFAS model delivers growers severe weather data specific to their farms

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Farmers can now learn about the probability of extreme weather events on their farm before the growing season so they can more appropriately plan agricultural practices such as when to… Read More

UF/IFAS celebrates Arbor Day with research, Extension activities, including tree giveaways

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As Florida Arbor Day approaches on Jan. 20, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension and research faculty are holding special commemorations and studying how to ensure… Read More

UF/IFAS experts to stress environment, immigration, production at ag policy conference

Spiro Stefanou GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences economists and other experts will explore economic insights helpful for making informed business and policy decisions at the second annual Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook… Read More

UF/CALS student named prestigious 2017 “Cultivator” at national Farm Foundation® conference

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) student who studies improvements to production and quality of grapes has been named UF’s second Cultivator at the 2017 Farm Foundation Round Table. Crystal… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers show potential market for locally grown Asian vegetables

Please see caption at end of story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Asian-Americans in three East Coast states, including Florida, yearn for more of their native vegetables, and those crops can be grown in the East, say two University of… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers find 2 virus-carrying mosquito species; 9 new ones in a decade

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences entomologist has found two more non-native mosquito species in Florida that transmit viruses that cause disease in humans and wildlife. That makes nine new mosquito… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher to lead $1 million study to increase global wheat production

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher will lead a nearly $1 million project to increase worldwide wheat yield potential to help feed an anticipated 9.5… Read More