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UF study: Place bags on peaches to help keep pests, diseases away

October 25, 2021

Peaches are popular, with annual national production of about 806,000 tons. To help keep pests and diseases from damaging the fruit, growers can place bags around individual peaches, University of Florida researchers say. David Campbell, ... READ MORE

Tags: Bags, Covers, Danielle Treadwell, David Campbell, Disease, Harvest, Horticultural Sciences, Market, Organic, Pathogens, Peaches, Pests, Plant Science Research And Education Unit

Newest tool to fight citrus diseases may be found in citrus microbiome

September 2, 2021

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- The next key to winning the battle against citrus diseases such as citrus canker may be in the tiniest microbes that live inside the citrus tree. University of Florida researchers hope to discover how these microbes may ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease
Tags: Citrus Diseases, Citrus Research, Grant, Microbes, Microbiology And Cell Science, Nian Wang, Nifa, Pathogens, Plant Health, UF/IFAS Citrus Research And Education Center, Usda

Cloud-Based Software Helps Farmers on the Ground

September 12, 2019

IMMOKALEE, Fla. -- A University of Florida agricultural engineer has developed software that can help farmers find the best places to plant crops and to identify fruit and vegetable varieties that perform better against diseases. Now, Yiannis ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Farm Management
Tags: #AI, Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud-based Software, Crops, Greening, Pathogens, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Yiannis Ampatzidis

It Could Be Lights Out for Some Strawberry Diseases and Pests

March 6, 2019

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Natalia Peres envisions a day when light from a machine that resembles a spacecraft helps prevent powdery mildew from causing much damage to strawberries. Peres, a professor of plant pathology at the University of Florida ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Pests & Disease
Tags: Department Of Plant Pathology, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Natalia Peres, Pathogens, Powdery Mildew, Strawberries, UV Lamps

SmartPath Technology to Lead to Smart Farm Irrigation

July 31, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- By testing new technology, University of Florida scientists will work with growers to encourage their use of alternatives to fresh water by using new smart irrigation systems. This way, growers can lower their risk ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Brackish Water, Center For Excellence, Eric McLamore, Farms, Fresh Water, Irrigation, Pathogens, Risk, Sensors, SmartPath, Usda, Water For Food

UF/IFAS rethinking forest protection; hosts UN expert as lecturer

February 1, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- With trees, we enjoy healthier air, shade, a way to store carbon, economic opportunities and much more. Without them, we could wind up with a devastated ecosystem and much lost revenue, University of Florida Institute of ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Forestry, Invasives, Jiri Hulcr, John Gray Lecture, News, Pathogens, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, United Nations

UF scientists act as plant detectives to identify disease

October 16, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- As a University of Florida plant pathologist, Gary Vallad likes to call himself and his colleagues “sleuths of the plant world.” These detectives find out what ails plants and crops, hopefully before the disease gets ... READ MORE

Tags: Detective, Featured Hot Topic, Gary Vallad, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Lettuce, News, Pathogens, Plant Pathology, Tomatoes

UF study: Disease-carrying mosquitoes abound in deforested lands

October 9, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Most disease-transmitting mosquito species live in deforested areas, a finding that may influence decisions on where and when to cut down trees, a new University of Florida study shows. Deforestation occurs when people ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, UF/IFAS, Wildlife
Tags: Amy Vittor, Deforestation, Entomology, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Nathan Burkett-Cadena, News, Pathogens

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