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

UF Nutrition Education Program Celebrates 50 Years of Helping Floridians Eat Healthier

March is National Nutrition Month, a reminder that we can all do better when it comes to eating right. But if resources are limited, it can be hard for individuals and families to access nutritious foods and practice… Read More

National Nutrition Month Advice: Eat More Fresh, Fewer Processed Foods

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nutrients from fresh foods give you “more bang for your nutritional buck,” says a registered dietitian with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. “For every calorie, there’s also going to be… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS Major Offers Scholarships to Transfer Students with Florida College AA Degrees

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Charlene Mitchell, 21, wanted to become a microbiologist since the age of 10. As the first in her single-parent family to attend college, Mitchell decided to start her higher education experience at Pensacola State College… Read More