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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

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

South Florida leaders will honor Miami-Dade County Farmers Month at UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center, Nov. 4

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October 4, 2023

On November 4, District 8 Miami-Dade County Commissioner Danielle Cohen-Higgins will kick off Miami-Dade Farmers Month at the 9th annual One Night in the Tropics.  As title sponsor, she will join other South Florida leaders and the University ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, Events, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Biotechnology, Climate Change, Crop Breeding, Danielle Cohen-Higgins, District 8 Miami-Dade County Commissioner Danielle Cohen-Higgins, Ecosystems Sustainability, Extension Programs, Invasive Plant Pests And Disease Management, Miami-Dade County Farmers Month, Miami_Dade County District 8 Commissioner, News, One Night In The Tropics, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Sea Level Rise, Seal Level Rise, Soil And Water Sciences, TREC, Tropical Fruit, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center, Vanilla At TREC
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Introducing South Florida to the calabaza market


May 3, 2021

What does fall feel like in South Florida? Not much different from summer, actually. Unlike the rest of the country, we don’t get cold weather or leaves changing colors to indicate this seasonal change. If it wasn’t for national chains blasting ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Alternative Crops, Geoffrey Meru, Nutrition, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Extension

UF-TREC recognitions at the 56th Annual Ag Tour and Luncheon

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February 27, 2019

At 56th Annual Ag Tour and Luncheon, UF-TREC was highlighted with recognition to Emeritus Professor Dr. Waldemar Klassen and graduate students being awarded scholarships for their research work. Homestead, FL – Over the past 56 years, the ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Students, 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

UF Plant Clinic First Line of Defense for Growers, Landscapers, Homeowners

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September 17, 2018

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The homeowner has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a new, high-end home in an expensive subdivision. But the white colonial was covered in tiny black spores. Lynn Griffith, a horticultural consultant and expert on ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: News, Plant Clinic, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS

Controlled burn in TREC’s Pine Rockland

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September 10, 2018

HOMESTEAD, Fla. The Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) has an 8.5-acre fragment of Pine Rockland, one of the most imperiled habitats on earth. Only about 4 percent of Pine Rockland habitat remains in Florida. Periodic fires, which ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, , Wildlife

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