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Category: UF/IFAS

UF/IFAS Employees Help Hard-Hit North Florida REC

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scientists at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center — particularly its Marianna facility — may take a while to fully recover their research after it was damaged by Hurricane Michael, University of Florida… Read More

A Day in the Life of a UF/IFAS Extension Agent: Juanita Popenoe

TAVARES, Fla. – When growers in central Florida need help with an alternative crop to citrus, they turn to Juanita Popenoe. The University of Florida IFAS Extension agent spends her days helping farmers who are looking for options… Read More

St. Johns County Children to Benefit from UF/IFAS Master Gardener Legacy Fund

By Emily Eubanks   ST. AUGUSTINE, FL—The Florida Master Gardener program, part of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, recently created a Legacy Fund to help support educational projects directly in counties. The Legacy… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Helps Panhandle Farmers After Hurricane Michael

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Doug Mayo must feel like his cellphone is permanently attached to his ear. For two weeks, Mayo has been taking and making calls, and helping people, mostly farmers, in Jackson County, get back on their… Read More

Young Citrus Trees May Benefit From Full Irrigation Regardless of HLB Status, UF/IFAS Researchers Say

By Tom Nordlie GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mature citrus trees affected by the bacterial disease Huanglongbing typically need about 25 percent less irrigation than their healthy counterparts – but that doesn’t necessarily mean young trees with the disease will… 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/IFAS Extension Northwest District Faculty Persevere, Help Others After Hurricane

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As the point of contact at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Bristol, Florida, Monica Brinkley finds herself on the front lines, helping Hurricane Michael victims in Liberty County. Brinkley, the director of University of… Read More

UF/IFAS Earns Record $166 Million for Research to Help Solve Critical Issues

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Funding for research projects from federal, state and private sources at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences hit a record $166 million in fiscal year 2017-2018. Grant support underwrites programs that… 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

Florida Sea Grant Receives $1 Million in NOAA Funds to Support State’s Aquaculture Research

By Rebecca Burton GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As part of a 2018 Sea Grant National Aquaculture Initiative to support the advancement of aquaculture in the U.S., two Florida Sea Grant researchers have been awarded more than $1 million by… Read More