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Tag: Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Master Gardeners’ continued training conference scheduled for Kissimmee in October

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Has your green thumb reached the master level?  The University of Florida’s 34th Florida Master Gardener Conference for continued training is scheduled for Oct. 18-21 at Kissimmee’s Embassy Suites at Lake Buena… Read More

Barn owls threatened by Africanized bees in South Florida

Belle Glade, Fla. — Throughout the past two decades, University of Florida researcher Richard Raid has seen barn owl populations in the Everglades Agricultural Area, centered around Belle Glade, expand from mere dozens to more… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher using “precision breeding” to create disease-resistant grapes

Apopka, Fla. — Powdery mildew and black rot are two scourges of grape growers, but University of Florida researcher Dennis Gray is developing disease-resistant grapes, using what he calls “precision breeding” to create these super… Read More

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… Read More