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

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, working with $11 million in… Read More

Deputy Secretary of Agriculture addresses U.S. agriculture needs during UF stop

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Opportunities for jobs in agriculture abound, USDA Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan told University of Florida students and faculty Thursday. “We actually… Read More

UF researchers use acoustic tools to detect underground insects that attack grapes

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers are finding new ways to thwart crop-devouring pests — by being good listeners. High-tech acoustic equipment makes it possible… Read More

UF-led consortium garners $20 million grant to improve pine forest management

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Pine trees are one of the most important crops in the southeastern U.S., and a consortium led by University of Florida personnel has been… Read More