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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty member says new research can help grain handlers and grain inspectors find key locations for pathogens and pests along rail routes in the United ... READ MORE
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Spiny lobsters practice “behavioral immunity” to create safe havens that prevent them from contracting a lethal disease in the wild, an important finding for the $50 million annual spiny lobster ... READ MORE