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Attention growers: May 9 hybrid workshop explores climate risks, opportunities for tropical fruit production in Florida

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May 1, 2024

What conditions are ideal for farmers to successfully grow tropical fruit in different regions of Florida? Scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) say this question is at the root ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: AgroClimate, Climate Change, Climate Risk, Clyde Fraisse, Haimanote Bayabil, Jeff Wasielewski, Jonathan Crane, Miami-Dade County, Southeast Climate Hub, Tropical Fruit, Tropical Research And Education Center, Young Gu Her

Attention avocado growers: UF/IFAS multi-state survey seeks to find out more about avocado disease management

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April 15, 2024

There is no shortage of consumer appetite for avocados. Frequently incorporated into starters and desserts, demand for avocados has surged in popularity to rival the iconic American apple pie. Meanwhile, production of avocado in the United ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, Crops, Farm Management, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Avocado, Disease, Entomology And Nematology, Jonathan Crane, Laurel Wilt, News, Phytophthora Root Rot, Research, Tropical Research And Education Center, U.S. Department Of Agriculture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, University Of Florida, USDA NAAS
Background: Field of non-host and insect repellent plants intercropped with jalapeño pepper. The PI of this research is Dr. Dakshina Seal.

Research Report: Dr. Dakshina Seal


March 29, 2024

In this installment of TREC’s Research Report, you’ll learn about Dr. Dakshina Seal and the research his lab conducts to develop Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs to control pests of vegetable crops. How it started Like all crops ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research,
Tags: IFAS Research, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Research, Tropical Research & Education Center, Vegetable Crops

Unlocking the secrets of mites: Agricultural acarology workshop aims to increase expertise in this emerging science

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March 25, 2024

Mites are arachnids that are found in almost every environment with more than 55,000 described species worldwide. Some mites are classified as pests, while others are beneficial. Those who study mites are known as acarologists. Fewer ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Work & Life
Tags: Acarology, Alexandra Revynthi, Arachnids, Biological Control Practitioners, Daniel Carrillo, Entomology And Nematology, Extension, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Mites, News, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS TREC, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center
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TREC Research Report: Dr. Daniel Carrillo


March 15, 2022

Recently Vice President for UF/IFAS, Dr. J. Scott Angle, introduced some of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) initiatives being implemented at UF/IFAS Tropical Research & Education Center (TREC). Among the initiatives he mentioned was Dr. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Daniel Carrillo, Entomology And Nematology, Fruit Fly, Tropical Research And Education Center

One Night in the Tropics Event 2018

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October 2, 2018

On November 17, The University of Florida, IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center, located in Miami-Dade County in the heart of The Redland, will celebrate its 5th annual fundraising dinner event One Night in the Tropics. You won’t believe ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Event, Fundraising, Research, Students, TREC

Plant Diagnostic Director from Tropical Research and Education Center invited to speak at Kew Garden at First State of the World’s Fungi Symposium

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August 27, 2018

MIAMI, Fla. – Romina Gazis, a newly hired Plant Pathologist at The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the Tropical Research and Education Center located in Miami-Dade County, has been invited to speak at the ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Romina Gazis, TREC, UF/IFAS

New Serious Pest of Lychee Trees Found in Florida

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March 19, 2018

Daniel Carrillo1, Alexandra M. Revynthi1, Jeff Wasielewski2, Christian Miller3 and Jonathan H. Crane4 The Lychee Erinose Mite (LEM), Aceria litchii (Figure 1), was found in a 3-acre commercial lychee orchard in Lee County on Pine Island, FL ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research,
Tags: News, Research, Tropical Research And Education Center

Students at UF-TREC received scholarships sponsored by the Dade County Agri Council at annual luncheon.

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March 2, 2018

Homestead, FL - For the last 55 years, the Annual Agricultural Farm Tour and Luncheon tours different agricultural operations to showcase the diversity and uniqueness of farming in South Florida’s subtropical climate. Additionally, the Board ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research,

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