Category: UF/IFAS Research

New ‘Marathon’ Mandarin Gives Growers Advantages

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Commercial citrus growers will soon see a new seedless mandarin variety that stays on the tree longer, two traits farmers seek, say University of Florida scientists. ‘Marathon,’ an early season mandarin, is also easy to… Read More

UF/IFAS Researcher: Arbor Day a Great Way to Remember Importance of Trees

ORLANDO, Fla. – With Florida’s Arbor Day on Jan. 18, more local municipalities are looking for ways to recognize the importance of trees in urban areas. Orlando has a tree giveaway program, while Tampa is currently working to… Read More

UF Researchers to Breed a New Variety of Florida-Friendly Hops

APOPKA, Fla. – Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have been awarded a two-year grant for $194,000 to breed varieties of hops that can grow in Florida. The researchers, based at the… Read More

UF/IFAS Plant Camp applications available from Dec. 12 to Feb. 17

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Teachers, it’s that time of year again. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will have applications for its popular and free 2019 Plant Camp. Applications will be accepted from Dec. 12… Read More

UF/IFAS Researchers Help Industry Keep Central Florida Green

APOPKA, Fla. – As the lead horticulturalist for Echo Conversions Group, Inc., Kyle Petersen knows his way around plants. But he was still surprised to learn so much more about insects, weeds and fertilizer use when he participated… Read More

UF Research Center Celebrates 50 Years of Keeping Central Florida Green

APOPKA, Fla. – Few residents may think of the University of Florida and a team of researchers when they look at their trees, shrubs, or vegetable gardens. But, UF scientists’ research on pests, urban landscaping and local food… Read More

UF Student Helps Design Corn Maze at Local Farm

By Kim Scotto PLANT CITY, Fla. – Farmers and ranchers across Florida are fighting lack of consumer education on food systems by opening their properties to the public in a practice called agritourism. Agritourism allows non-farming folks to… Read More

Lighthouse Restorations Unveiled at Seahorse Key Open House, Oct. 20

Who:  UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station What:    During this year’s Cedar Key Seafood Festival, festival-goers are invited to the Seahorse Key Marine Lab open house for the unveiling of the complete interior restoration of the historic Seahorse Key… Read More

UF/IFAS Forestry Student to Study Beetles during UN Internship

By Kim Scotto GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences doctoral student, who is passionate about solving problems in forest health on a global scale, will spend three months as an… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension District Director Advances Mission of Serving

By Robin Koestoyo   GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Foresight is a gift leaders use to advance organizational missions. Anita Neal has for more than two decades led the development of new programs that save money for homeowners and nursery… Read More