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North Florida Research and Education Center celebrates 100th anniversary


October 5, 2021

QUINCY, Fla. --- The UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) celebrated a century of agricultural innovation and education in an Oct. 1 ceremony in Quincy. “More important than the temporal milestone is what has happened ... READ MORE

Category: EVENTS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Events, J. Scott Angle, News, North Florida Research And Education Center

Scientists find new watermelon viruses in Florida; help available


August 23, 2021

IMMOKALEE, Fla. --- Florida watermelon growers, the most productive in the nation, face two new viruses. But finding a disease is the first step to managing it, says a University of Florida scientist who helped pinpoint the diseases. From 2017-2020, ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Pests & Disease
Tags: Detection, North Florida Research And Education Center, Pamela Roberts, Plant Pathology, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Virus, Watermelon

‘Walk through history’: New garden highlights North Florida’s horticultural heritage


May 20, 2021

Visitors are welcome at the Gardens of the Big Bend, 11 free themed gardens on the campus of the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, 155 Research Road in Quincy. The newest garden is a heritage garden that celebrates plants ... READ MORE

Category: EVENTS, UF/IFAS
Tags: Gardens Of The Big Bend, Gary Knox, Glen Aiken, North Florida Research And Education Center, Quincy

Using DNA, UF research shows which bats binge on crop pests


April 22, 2021

“Big bats binge bad bugs.” It’s a catchy, alliterative title, and it’s apropos for the latest research work by University of Florida scientist Holly Ober. All bats in the Southeast eat insects and feed at night. They eat a varied diet, ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Pests & Disease
Tags: Agricultural Pests, Bat Guano, Bats, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, DNA, Eat, Holly Ober, Insects, North Florida Research And Education Center

UF scientists look to space to help ranchers on Earth


February 18, 2021

Houston, we’re fixing a problem. [inlinetweet prefix="" tweeter="" suffix=""]A University of Florida scientist is leading a project to develop a tool -- based on data from satellites -- that ranchers can use to improve their pasture and grazing ... READ MORE

Category: Farm Management
Tags: Agronomy, Artificial Intelligence, Cattle, Chris Wilson, Dataset, Ecosystems, Forage, Management, NASA, North Florida Research And Education Center, Orbit, Pasture Biomass, Ranch, Satellite
The sulfur hexafluoride tracer technique allows scientists to measure the amount of methane emitted from the animal’s mouth and nose

Scientists work to cut greenhouse gases, one cow burp at a time


September 29, 2020

Above: The sulfur hexafluoride tracer technique allows scientists to measure the amount of methane emitted from the animal’s mouth and nose. Photo credit: Nicolas DiLorenzo When you first learn that cows produce methane, a greenhouse gas, ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Animal Sciences, CALS, Climate Change, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Methane, News, Nicolas DiLorenzo, North Florida Research And Education Center
Fl-storm-season

Hurricane Sally: UF/IFAS research plots destroyed; 4-H Camp Timpoochee loses sea wall


September 25, 2020

Hurricane Sally damaged several UF/IFAS facilities and research sites in the Florida Panhandle last week. The teaching, research and outreach activities at these locations support the region’s agricultural and natural resources industries, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, AGRICULTURE, Camp, Crops, Disaster Preparation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Camp Timpoochee, Escambia County, Hurricane Michael, Hurricane Sally, Jeanna Mastrodicasa, News, North Florida Research And Education Center, Pete Vergot, UF/IFAS Extension Northwest District, Washington County, West Florida Research And Education Center

University of Florida partners on $26M grant to produce more crops with less water and energy


August 21, 2020

Above: The University of Florida Phenogator, an example of the technology that will be utilized at UF as part of the IoT4Ag Center. The Phenogator is a multi-purpose vehicle that uses sensors in combination with highly accurate GPS technology ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, Farm Management, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: #AI, Agronomy, Artificial Intelligence, Diane Rowland, Ian Small, J. Scott Angle, News, North Florida Research And Education Center, Scott Angle

Scientists to study crippling tomato disease to lay groundwork for prevention


July 22, 2020

A destructive disease known as bacterial spot can ruin tomatoes anywhere it strikes. That's why University of Florida scientists want to understand how the pathogen that causes the disease spreads and evolves on farms. A couple of quick statistics ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Bacterial Spot, Economy, Epidemic, Epidemiology, Eric Goss, Garry Vallad, Grant, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Jeffrey Jones, Mathews Paret, National Institute Of Food And Agriculture, Nifa, North Florida Research And Education Center, Pathogen, Plant Pathology, Tomatoes

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