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Tag: Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

UF-led consortium wins prestigious national award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A consortium of scientists and researchers, led by the University of Florida, has received the prestigious National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Partnership Award for Multistate Efforts. The Southeast Climate Extension project… Read More

UF/IFAS receives part of $4.5 million in USDA grants for specialty crops

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is partnering with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the United States Department of Agriculture on two dozen projects to strengthen markets for specialty crops… 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… 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… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers could improve how companies ship fresh produce

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida-led research team’s development of a tracking system could change the way companies ship fresh fruits and vegetables, letting them know which produce is closest to expiration and providing… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers find chemicals that treat citrus greening in the lab

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida research team is cautiously optimistic after finding a possible treatment in the lab for citrus greening, a disease devastating Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry. It is the first… Read More

UF/IFAS is crawling with excitement as annual Bug Week nears

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is hosting its second annual Bug Week May 19-23 with activities for students, families and bug lovers around the nation. “The UF… Read More