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The 2022 Flavor Summit is taking a slight pivot

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — While excitement is growing about the 2nd annual Flavor Summit-Industry Perspectives this February 22-24, several potential participants have shared their concerns about attending in person because of the Covid omicron variant. … Read More

UF ag engineer develops smart-spray technology to help reduce fertilizer, pesticides

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Growers need to spray efficiently so they can apply pesticides and fertilizer only to crops – and minimize the chemicals that may contaminate natural resources. As they battle the economically devastating citrus… Read More

UF research shows a more environmentally friendly way to control strawberry pests

BALM, Fla. — Good news for farmers as we near the height of the strawberry growing season. University of Florida scientists have found a way to better control the chilli thrips that can make strawberries… Read More

Hibiscus flowers not flowering? Scout for the hibiscus bud weevil, UF IFAS scientists suggest

Hibiscus shrubs are attractive and hardy-flowering, typically used in a variety of landscapes. They are known for reaching up to 15 feet tall and 4 to 8 feet wide. Many hibiscus species are native to… Read More

AI to improve plant breeding at Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

BALM, Fla. — Kevin Wang trained as an engineer and gave little thought to agriculture. But then, life took a few turns. Born in Tianjin, China, Wang was raised in an urban area and went… Read More

Holidays are primetime for pork, the protein that packs a punch with Florida goodness

Pork is a staple in many countries and featured in many dishes eaten during end-of-year holiday celebrations. Pork is a versatile protein that can be served center-of-the-plate or as part of a dish If you’re… Read More

One Night in the Tropics paves the way for new UF/IFAS graduate housing

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Since 1929, the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center has built a rich history and a world-class reputation for its focused research and Extension programs to protect the stability of a long… Read More

UF/IFAS recognizes supporters at annual Dinner of Distinction

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On Dec. 10, UF/IFAS honored supporters, alumni and partners at the 2021 Dinner of Distinction. This celebration highlights the commitment of individuals and organizations to the UF/IFAS mission areas of teaching, research and Extension. Elisabeth… Read More