UF/IFAS
Plant Pathology Department

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Plants get sick too! Workshop Teaches Teachers the Basics of Plant Pathology


May 20, 2024

Eighteen middle and high school science teachers from around Florida gathered at Fifield Hall on Saturday, May 18, for the sixth edition of the Plants Get Sick Too! workshop, learning about plant diseases from UF/IFAS plant pathologists. Teachers ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: K-12, Plant Disease, Plant Pathology, Plants Get Sick Too, Teachers, Workshop
Dr. Natalia peres delivers commencement address to doctoral graduates on Friday, Dec. 15.

Put Out Your Runners: Plant Pathology Professor Delivers Commencement Address


December 20, 2023

"Put out your runners" exclaimed Dr. Natalia Peres, Professor of Plant Pathology and “Florida’s strawberry doctor,” according to University of Florida President Ben Sasse. Peres described how the sweet red fruit reproduces by spreading ... READ MORE

Category: Academics, UF/IFAS
Tags: Ben Sasse, Commencement, GREC, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Natalia Peres, Plant Pathology, Strawberries

Tea Research Day Brings Together Growers, Prospective Growers and Scientists


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!


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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