Tag: Agronomy

UF Industrial hemp program promotes industrial partnerships to grow

By Ruth Borger GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s pilot research program to explore the potential to grow industrial hemp across the state is advancing, with the engagement of an inaugural private partner. The initiative was supported… Read More

Egypt’s Wheat Production Illustrates Global Security Issues

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scientists, including many at the University of Florida, are trying to figure out how to feed 10 billion people worldwide by 2050. As they do, some UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers are… Read More

Retired UF/IFAS Agronomist Celebrates 106th Birthday

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Elver Hodges, who started working at the University of Florida Range Cattle Research and Education Center just before the U.S. entered World War II, plans to celebrate his 106th birthday with family and friends a… Read More

UF, Georgia Tech Scientists to Begin Work on More Drought-Tolerant Peanut

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Farmers and consumers can benefit from a more drought-tolerant peanut, and scientists from the University of Florida and Georgia Institute of Technology will soon begin research to develop a more resilient crop. With it, growers… Read More

UF assistant professor wins national agronomy award for innovative sugarcane research

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida plant scientist, who has created varieties of sugarcane that are grown across more than 90 percent of Florida and in several Central American countries, has been given a national award for… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher to lead $1 million study to increase global wheat production

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher will lead a nearly $1 million project to increase worldwide wheat yield potential to help feed an anticipated 9.5… Read More

UF/IFAS study: Women earn nearly half the doctorates in ag sciences, but gaining limited stature

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite earning 44 percent of the doctorates in agricultural sciences, women hold just 23 percent of the tenure-track faculty positions at U.S. land-grant institutions, according to a new study led by a research team at… Read More