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A healthy lawn using less water? UF/IFAS can show you how


June 23, 2021

This summer, UF/IFAS Extension agents across central Florida will host free weekly webinars aimed to help residents maintain a healthy lawn and conserve one of Florida’s most valuable resource, water. “The average residential irrigation ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, Lawn, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Florida-friendly Landscaping, Home Gardening, Irrigation, Lawn, Lawn Care, Marion County, Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County, St. Johns County, Sumter County, Turfgrass, UF/IFAS Extension Marion County, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County, UF/IFAS Extension St. Johns County, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Water Conscious, Water Conservation, Water Use

Get answers to your landscape disease questions in next ‘Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE!’


June 7, 2021

The next “Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE!” will discuss ornamental and turf diseases, live on June 10 at 1 p.m. Eastern, noon Central. Recordings are posted afterward at tinyurl.com/GardeningLive. Zoom requires pre-registration, ... READ MORE

Category: EVENTS, HOME LANDSCAPES, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Horticulture, Larry Williams, Matt Orwat, Okaloosa County, Phil Harmon, Plant Pathology, Santa Rosa County, Stephen Greer, Turfgrass, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Northwest District, Washington County

UF/IFAS hosts global plant breeding virtual meeting January 28-29


January 21, 2021

Media Contact: Brad Buck, 352-875-2641 (mobile), bradbuck@ufl.edu WHO: The UF Plant Science Council and UF/IFAS plant-breeding faculty and students. WHAT: Students and faculty from UF/IFAS and around the world present the Fifth Annual ... READ MORE

Category: EVENTS
Tags: Breeding, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Crops, David Clark, Elaine Turner, Environmental Horticulture, Forage, Fruits, Ornamentals, Plant Science Symposium, Sugar Cane, Turfgrass, Vegetables, Zoom

UF/IFAS-developed Ryegrass Donated to Panhandle Ranchers After Hurricane Michael


May 10, 2019

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- In the days after Hurricane Michael swept through the Florida Panhandle last October, residents assessed the damage while relief workers and aid traveled into the area to start the recovery process. For cattle ranchers, ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Livestock, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agronomy, Ann Blount, Cattle, Florida Cattlemen's Association, Hurricane Michael, Kevin Kenworthy, Livestock, North Florida Research And Education Center, Turfgrass

UF Agronomy Graduate Students Gain Recognition at Annual Crop Science of America Meetings


March 21, 2019

Six graduate students studying agronomy in the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) were honored at the annual Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) meetings held in Baltimore, Maryland, during November 2018. For ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Turf, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agronomy, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, News, Turfgrass

Experts to Speak on Future of Florida Landscapes at Annual Summit


March 12, 2019

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- What will Florida landscapes look like in the future? That’s the theme of this year’s UF/IFAS Urban Landscape Conference, to be held March 20-21 in Gainesville, Florida. The UF/IFAS Center for Landscape Conservation ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES
Tags: Center For Land Use Efficiency, Center For Landscape Conservation And Ecology, Irrigation, Michael Dukes, Thomas Obreza, Toxic Algae, Turfgrass, UF/IFAS Extension, Urban Landscape Summit, Water Quality

UF/IFAS Turfgrass Specialist Gets International Extension Award


January 16, 2019

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- As a child in Dodge City, Kansas, Bryan Unruh grew up in 4-H. During his first year in the organization, he attended a lawn mower safety school taught by the county agriculture agent. That summer he mowed three lawns every ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Bryan Unruh, Florida Golf Course Superintendents Association, International Education Conference Of Turfgrass Producers International, Turfgrass, Turfgrass Educator Award Of Excellence, West Florida Research And Education Center

UF/IFAS researchers earn $11M in federal grants to study specialty crops


October 9, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers will work to improve avocado production, develop turfgrass with improved drought responses and combat a bacterial disease riddling tomatoes, ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Avocados, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Laurel Wilt, Nifa, Randy Ploetz, Tomatoes, Tropical Research And Education Center, Turfgrass, Usda

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