Tag: Citrus

Citrus greening research gets $1 million in state budget funding

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A $1 million University of Florida research project to fight citrus greening got the green light in the state’s budget. Nian Wang, a researcher with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is working with… Read More

Southwest Florida Research and Education Center is growing

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — The backhoes are ready and rebar marks off where new walls will stand as the University of Florida’s Southwest Florida Research and Education Center gets ready to break ground officially  on a 7,000-square-foot expansion Thursday.

Professors emeriti continue their dedication to Florida’s citrus industry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida research faculty and Extension agents may retire, but they’re still in the game. Look no farther than the UF Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred. From working on ways to… Read More

Rogers named interim head of UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University Florida today named Michael Rogers interim director of the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred. The CREC is part of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Rogers has a doctorate… Read More

Longtime citrus scientist Jackie Burns named new dean for UF/IFAS research

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida today named Jackie Burns, the current director of UF’s Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred, as its new dean for research for the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

UF/IFAS researchers use steam to treat citrus greening

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers are turning to the old-fashioned method of steaming to help treat citrus greening, a disease devastating citrus trees throughout Florida. Reza Ehsani and his UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences… Read More

The Coca-Cola Co. donates additional $1.5 Million to UF/IFAS to fight citrus greening

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Foundation today announced a second gift of $1.5 million from The Coca-Cola Co. in support of long-term research aimed at preventing a widespread disease that affects crops in Florida’s $9 billion… Read More