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Florida forestry keeps the toilet paper rolling

by Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Forest products contribute to a large and valuable industry for the state of Florida – altogether comprising the state’s largest agricultural commodity. This includes primary and secondary product industries that range from… Read More

UF Professor Emeritus Inducted into Florida Forester Hall of Fame

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Eric Jokela, University of Florida professor emeritus, will be inducted this month into the Florida Division of the Society of American Foresters Hall of Fame. Inductees are selected for their outstanding contributions… Read More

Two with UF/IFAS ties to be inducted into Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — One spent his career bringing research-based data from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences to Florida’s farmers; the other spent his career planting trees and protecting forests. Two inductees into the… Read More

UF/IFAS rethinking forest protection; hosts UN expert as lecturer

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With trees, we enjoy healthier air, shade, a way to store carbon, economic opportunities and much more. Without them, we could wind up with a devastated ecosystem and much lost revenue, University of Florida Institute… Read More

Florida’s agriculture-related employment up 8.7 percent

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — About 1.52 million people worked full- or part-time in Florida’s agriculture, natural resources and food industries in 2013, an 8.7 percent increase in jobs over 2012, according to a new UF/IFAS… Read More

UF researchers find changes in forest management could produce large water yields

Click here for high-resolution photo. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite a soggy summer, water supply remains a critical issue in the Sunshine State. University of Florida researchers now say that reducing plant material, or biomass, in… Read More

Research team develops improved method to screen pine seeds for pitch canker pathogen

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Forest industry professionals know it’s important to screen pine seeds for the presence of the fungus that causes pitch canker disease – so important that many countries require screening before importing seeds. But the screening… Read More