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Tag: Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

Two key factors control phosphorus movement from soil to groundwater

  See caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New insights into how phosphorus leaches into groundwater could help reduce its potential impact on water and the environment, a UF/IFAS scientist says. Phosphorus poses an environmental threat when it travels… Read More

UF/IFAS Gulf Coast REC, Florida Ag Expo to celebrate milestone anniversaries

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When growers, Extension agents and scientists gather for the Nov. 4 Florida Ag Expo in Balm, Florida, they’ll celebrate two anniversaries: the 90th year of the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center and the… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers earn $11M in federal grants to study specialty crops

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers will work to improve avocado production, develop turfgrass with improved drought responses and combat a bacterial disease riddling tomatoes, working with $11 million in recently awarded federal… Read More

UF/IFAS study: Most homeowners can’t properly assess damage to their trees

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The next time a storm tears up your yard, let an expert assess the damage to any trees. A study from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences shows that homeowners perceive… Read More

UF/IFAS landscape management researcher named Early Career Scientist by global tree group

Andrew Koeser GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A UF/IFAS scientist, who has helped design a tree risk-management app and is co-writing tree identification books, has been named as a co-recipient of the International Society of Arboriculture’s Early Career Scientist Award…. Read More

UF/IFAS scientists warn of pharmaceutical peril for aquatic organisms in urban rivers

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — River beds in urban areas worldwide store pharmaceuticals, and University of Florida scientists warn they can pose a potential environmental danger to aquatic organisms. UF/IFAS Post-Doctoral Researcher Yun-Ya Yang conducted a… Read More

It’s a bug-eat-bug world out there for strawberry growers

See caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida scientist is trying to find an insect that will eat the fly that’s damaging such fruit as strawberries and blueberries in the Sunshine State. Such a finding… Read More