Plant Pathology Department

Tea Research Day Brings Together Growers, Prospective Growers and Scientists

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June 12, 2023

Tea researchers, growers and prospective growers gathered at the UF/IFAS Plant Science Research and Education Unit in Citra on Thursday, June 7 for Tea Research Day. The event showcases the tea research project led by Assistant Professor of ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Horticulture, UF/IFAS
Tags: Bala Rathinasabapathi, Brantlee Spakes Richter, Citra, Plant Science Research And Education Unit, Research, Specialty Crops, Tea

Plants Get Sick Too!

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May 31, 2023

By Dr. Samuel Martins, Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology & Dr. Erica Goss, Associate Professor of Plant Pathology Plants Get Sick Too! was a 1-day workshop targeted toward Florida K-12 teachers, most of them from Title I schools. ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth
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Are Avocados Toast? Study Simulates Effect of Laurel Wilt Epidemic on Florida Crop

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April 4, 2023

A new epidemic begins to spread through a region densely populated with avocado groves – slowly, at first. Growers discuss management strategies with other nearby growers, and most of them agree that a wait-and-see approach is prudent. After ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Farm Management, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Avocados, Epidemic, Homestead, Laurel Wilt, Plant Pathology
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Plant Diagnostic Center Awarded Grant to Support Southern Plant Diagnostic Network

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March 28, 2023

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently awarded $3 million in grants to support the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN), including $617,166 awarded to the UF/IFAS Plant Diagnostic Center to support the Southern Plant ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Diagnostic Assay Validation Network, National Institute Of Food And Agriculture, National Plant Diagnostic Network, NIFA, NPDN, Plant Diagnostic Center, Plant Pathology, Southern Plant Diagnostic Network, SPDN
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Pathologists Gather at Plant Diagnostic Center to Learn New Fungal Identification Tool

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March 22, 2023

Sixteen plant pathologists and diagnosticians from across the country – and as far away as Australia – gathered at the UF/IFAS Plant Diagnostic Center from March 7-9 to learn about a new process for identifying fungal plant pathogens. The ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Carrie Harmon, DNA Sequencing, Fungus, Jeremy Brawner, MinION, NIFA, Plant Diagnostic Center, Plant Pathology

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