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Seeds of change, grant will help farmers face challenges of climate change


June 8, 2021

Farmers around the world face unique challenges in their effort to provide abundant, safe and flavorful food. One often overlooked issue for farmers is climate change. “The environment has a huge impact on plant health and reproduction,” ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Climate Change, Foundation For Food And Agriculture Research, Global Warming, Grant, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, MREC, Seed, Temperature, Tomato

Promising advancements in biocontrol treatment that slows citrus greening


May 13, 2021

By RUTH BORGER APOPKA, Fla. --- Florida citrus growers may have a new tool to help them slow the presence of citrus greening in already diseased trees. While there is no cure for Huanglongbing (HLB), researchers at the University of Florida ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Greening Disease, Citrus Research And Education Center, Diseased Trees, Donald Hopkins, Emeritus Professor, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Rios Grapefruit, Trees, Valencia

A plant for Mothers’ Day? UF/IFAS scientists breed top ornamentals


April 29, 2021

If you give mom a plant for Mother’s Day, you might appreciate the aroma and aesthetics of the flower you bought – and flora in general. You might even wonder how the plant got to the retailer or nursery in the first place. Many plants ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Alfred Huo, Breeding, David Clark, Environmental Horticulture, Flowers, Genetics, Gift, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Mother's Day, Ornamental Plants, Plants, Zhanao Deng
overview of industrial hemp trial

Hemp approval program now available from UF/IFAS


February 9, 2021

MEDIA CONTACT: Lourdes Rodriguez, 954-242-8439, rodriguezl@ufl.edu UF/IFAS now has an active and permitted Clonally Propagated Hemp Cultivar Approval Program that is part of the Industrial Hemp Pilot Project. Owners of industrial hemp ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: #ufifasagronomy, Brian Pearson, Hemp, Jerry Fankhauser, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Project, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center

UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp virtual workshop available Jan. 11


January 7, 2021

The UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Program is launching a virtual workshop with research and program updates, available online beginning January 11 for $40. The workshop consists of a collection of pre-recorded lectures and prepared documents ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Agronomy, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Hemp, Industrial Hemp, Industrial Hemp Research Project, Johan Desaeger, Luke Flory, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Tropical Research And Education Center, Virtual Workshop, Workshop, Zack Brym

New UF/IFAS app to ID toxic plants


December 2, 2020

Some livestock, pets and even children occasionally nibble on poisonous plants, presenting a potential pitfall to the animals and youth. Now, a new, free app designed by UF/IFAS researchers and Extension faculty helps you identify toxic plants. Not ... READ MORE

Category: HOME LANDSCAPES, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Agronomy, App, Brent Sellers, Chris Marble, Environmental Horticulture, Farms, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Identification, Landscapes, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Poisonous Plants, Range Cattle Research And Education Center, Sandra Wilson, Toxic Plants

Water quality of top priority to new central Florida UF/IFAS Extension agent


March 4, 2020

Yilin Zhuang joins the UF/IFAS Extension central district as a Regional Specialized Agent (RSA) in water resources. UF/IFAS Extension RSAs cover multiple counties and specialize in a specific program area. Zhuang’s specialty is in water, ... READ MORE

Category: NATURAL RESOURCES, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Central Florida, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, MREC, Water, Water Conservation, Water Quality, Water Quantity

UF Students Design Corn Maze for Plant City Family Farm


October 9, 2019

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- For the second year in a row, students in the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) geomatics program are partnering with a Florida family farm to promote agritourism. The Single ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, UF/IFAS
Tags: Agritourism, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Corn, Corn Maze, Distance Education, Florida Strawberry Growers Association, Geomatics, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation

Industrial hemp growing in Florida for first time in decades: University of Florida pilot project plants seeds for new Florida crop


June 20, 2019

By Ruth Borger The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) industrial hemp pilot project has passed a critical milestone towards understanding the potential of growing hemp throughout Florida. Hemp ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agronomy Forage Research Unit, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Hemp, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, News, North Florida Research And Education Center, Tropical Research And Education Center

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