Experts to Speak on Future of Florida Landscapes at Annual Summit

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — What will Florida landscapes look like in the future? That’s the theme of this year’s UF/IFAS Urban Landscape Conference, to be held March 20-21 in Gainesville, Florida. The UF/IFAS Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology… Read More

UF/IFAS economic report: In 2017, Florida’s combined beef, dairy cattle and allied industries generated $16.80 billion in revenues, supported 118,000 jobs

By TOM NORDLIE GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As Florida approaches the 500-year anniversary of the introduction of cattle to her shores in 1521, a new report from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences demonstrates just… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County Offers Fertilizer Workshops

Homeowners and landscapers who would like to know more about the Seminole County fertilizer ordinance have an ally on their side. University of Florida IFAS Extension Seminole County is hosting a series of free workshops on fertilizer usage…. Read More

UF Students to Host First Annual ‘ExtravaCANza’ Event Benefitting the Alan and Cathy Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry

Who: UF Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, UF Sigma Alpha professional sorority, and UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) What: The University of Florida Alpha Gamma Rho and Sigma Alpha organizations have partnered to invite fellow CALS-affiliated… Read More

UF Researchers Develop Model to Help Keep Crop Seeds Healthy

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Working with international researchers, University of Florida scientists have developed a model that will help protect good seeds, which are necessary to plant healthy crops and determine what areas are at higher risk for unhealthy… Read More

Center Combines Scientists, Industry to Manage Insects More Efficiently

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When she joined the University of Florida as an eminent scholar in entomology and nematology two years ago, Bryony Bonning brought an insect and nematode research center with her. That center works with researchers and… Read More

Newly Appointed UF/IFAS Extension Agent with Experience in Disease-Tolerant Citrus Serves Indian River District 

By ROBIN KOESTOYO FORT PIERCE, Fla. — A horticultural research scientist with experience in the development of disease-free citrus rootstock and disease tolerant citrus varieties in Iran’s northern agricultural region will now serve the Indian River District’s growers…. Read More

It Could Be Lights Out for Some Strawberry Diseases and Pests

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Natalia Peres envisions a day when light from a machine that resembles a spacecraft helps prevent powdery mildew from causing much damage to strawberries. Peres, a professor of plant pathology at the University of Florida… Read More

Got Horse Manure? UF/IFAS Program Offers Composting Solution

Horses may be beautiful animals, but like everyone, they poop. A lot. “A 1,000 pound horse can produce 10 tons of manure and stall waste each year,” said Mary Lusk, assistant professor of soil and water sciences with… Read More

UF Scientists Sequence Vanilla Genome, Could Support Domestic Industry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists have sequenced the genome of Vanilla, which will help them select the best types for breeding new varieties of the popular plant to grow in Florida. Some consumers crave vanilla. The… Read More