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UF-developed mandarin shows increased tolerance to greening

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While citrus greening disease has blemished the Florida industry, University of Florida scientists have developed a mandarin hybrid that seems to be winning the battle. Now, researchers are learning what makes this fruit a… Read More

UF study: Cloning insect-fungus duo kills 500 million trees

By: Ellison Langford; Media Contact: Beverly James, 352-273-3566, beverlymjames@ufl.edu   GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Laurel wilt disease has killed as many as half-a-billion trees. And, a new study by a researcher with the University of Florida Institute of Food… Read More

UF study helps save revenue, farms from wireworms

LIVE OAK, Fla. — Scientists with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are helping state growers save money by managing wireworms in their sweet potato farms. Wireworms became a problem in Florida after sweet… Read More

UF faculty publish book on innovate ways to manage essential nutrients in soils

Beets in Soil

FORT PIERCE, Fla.—A University of Florida professor and two colleagues have published a book in which the three scientists impart some of the world’s most innovative techniques for managing an essential nutrient in food production soils. With the… Read More

You cannot control the weather, but UF-developed tools help you cope

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida weather is unpredictable. While you cannot control the weather, you can use UF/IFAS-developed weather databases to improve farming, home irrigation and flood control. Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and… Read More

UF honors Alto Straughn with Distinguished Alumnus Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Alto Straughn, a longtime friend of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, was presented with the Distinguished Alumnus Award by the university on April 29. Straughn was honored for this achievement… Read More