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UF researchers awarded $1.8M to improve nutrient management of Suwannee Valley farms


December 16, 2020

LIVE OAK, Fla. --- Researchers at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center - Suwannee Valley recently received a $1.8 million award for a 5-year project to develop precision nutrient application methods for the region. The on-farm ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Farm Management, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agriculture, BMP, BMPs, Conservation, Corn, North Florida Research And Education Center-Suwannee Valley, Nutrient Management, Water Resources
Hurricane Sally impacts preliminary

Economists estimate $55-100M hit to Florida agriculture due to Hurricane Sally


September 24, 2020

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The combination of crops, livestock and aquaculture products lost as a result of Hurricane Sally will likely be valued between $55 million and $100 million, University of Florida economists predict. The estimate was ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agriculture, Christa Court, Economic Impact Analysis Program, Food And Resource Economics, Hurricane, Hurricane Recovery, Hurricane Sally, Panhandle
flooded soybean field

At stake in Sally’s wake: $400 million in Florida Panhandle agricultural products


September 18, 2020

As slow-moving Hurricane Sally approached the Gulf Coast – eventually making landfall as a category 2 storm near Gulf Shores, Alabama, early Wednesday morning – its bands enveloped most of the Florida Panhandle. But like the rest of the ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS
Tags: Agriculture, Christa Court, Economic Impact Analysis Program, Food And Resource Economics, Hurricane, Hurricane Recovery, Hurricane Sally, Panhandle

Farms deliver produce to local food banks through USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program


June 16, 2020

When COVID-19 shut down the food service industry, which supplies entertainment venues like sports arenas, cruise ships and theme parks, many farmers had crops out in the field without their usual buyers open to purchase the goods. The USDA ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Agriculture, CFAP, COVID19, Food Banks, Local Food, TCAA, Usda

Preliminary reports in COVID-19 impact survey show effects vary by industry


May 4, 2020

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- As University of Florida economists cross the halfway point in their surveys of Florida’s agriculture and marine industries related to the impacts of COVID-19, initial reports indicate that impacts vary widely across ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Coasts & Marine, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Andrew Ropicki, Aquaculture, Christa Court, Covid-19, Damage Assessment, Economic Impact Analysis Program, John Lai, Marine Industries

UF among coalition of researchers tackling sustainable agriculture


January 30, 2020

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Agriculture’s grand challenge of feeding the world’s growing population while protecting the environment recently got a big boost. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agriculture, Carlene Chase, Cover Crops, Danielle Treadwell, Family, Horticultural Sciences, Horticultural Sciences Department, Horticulture, Michael Mulvaney, Mickie Swisher, Plant Science Research And Education Unit, Research, Sustainable, Sustainable Agriculture, West Florida Research And Education Center, Youth And Community Sciences

Seeking a New Pest Solution, UF Scientists Study Fruit Fly’s Gut Bacteria


January 22, 2020

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- In the home, they seem to appear out of nowhere. A piece of fruit is placed on the kitchen counter, and suddenly there’s a fruit fly. But the bug commonly referred to as a fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, may more ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Adam Wong, Agriculture, Crops, Entomology, Entomology And Nematology, Fruit Fly, Pest, Pest Management, Research, Special Topic

Featured UF/IFAS Cultivars Released in 2019 Include Fruits, Oat and Zoysiagrass


December 17, 2019

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Category: AGRICULTURE, Horticulture, Turf
Tags: Agriculture, Agronomy, Ali Babar, Blueberry, Breeding, Citrus, Cultivars, Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Horticultural Sciences, Jude Grosser, Kevin Kenworthy, Oat, Patricio Munoz, Plants, Sam Hutton, Tomato, Zoysiagrass

There’s Plenty to See, Do, Learn at Everglades Research and Education Center: Nov. 7 Open House Joins Community with Faculty, Scientists and Research


October 8, 2019

BELLE GLADE, Fla. - Engage in agriculture from the ground up on November 7 from 8 am. to 3 p.m. at the Everglades Research and Education Center (EREC) Open House. The free event is designed to sprout curiosity and awareness from the public about ... READ MORE

Category: EVENTS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Agriculture, Belle Glade, Community, Corn, Entomophagy, EREC, Everglades Research And Education Center, Hydroponics, Open House, Sugar Cane, UF/IFAS, Wildlife

UF/IFAS TREC Plant Diagnostic Clinic: Keeping Florida’s Diverse Horticulture Industry Healthy


September 24, 2019

HOMESTEAD, Fla. --- When humans develop signs and symptoms of sickness or infection, they turn to medical health professionals. When fruit crops, vegetables, and ornamental plants show signs and symptoms of illness or disease, growers and horticulture ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, EVENTS, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture, Commercial Landscapes, Disease, Invasive Species, Nurseries, Pests, Plant, Plant Diagnostic Clinic, Scientists, Tropical Horticulture, Tropical Research And Education Center

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