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Newswise: South Florida Community, UF/IFAS TREC Celebrate 90 Years of Milestones for Agricultural Sustainability

South Florida Community, UF/IFAS TREC Celebrate 90 Years of Milestones for Agricultural Sustainability

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center was established in the heart of Homestead, Florida, in 1929 to develop solutions for problems affecting a wide range of crops including mangoes, papayas, tomatoes, avocados, corn, green beans, and squash. TREC scientists, students, and staff have collaborated with farmers and growers to keep South Florida agriculture thriving. As one of the research arms of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), it is the only state-supported university facility in the entire mainland United States conducting research on a wide array of tropical and subtropical crops. UF/IFAS TREC’s core values have provided 90 years of progressive and innovative research and extension outreach on tropical and subtropical fruit crops, traditional and tropical vegetables, tropical ornamental crops, and more recently on agronomic crops and natural resources. The Center celebrated its 90th anniversary.

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Released:
13-Nov-2019 1:05 PM EST
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Florida Chapter of ISA Infuses UF/IFAS Arboriculture Research with $320K in Grants

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Scientists located in Fort Lauderdale and Gainesville at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are conducting research into specific diseases depleting tree canopies throughout the state. The Florida Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) has announced it is awarding grants in the amount of $320,000 to two scientists for their continued research designed to save the tree canopy.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Plants,

Released:
12-Nov-2019 2:10 PM EST
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Newswise: A Cornucopia of Alternatives to Turkey at Thanksgiving

A Cornucopia of Alternatives to Turkey at Thanksgiving

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

It may be juicy, tender and traditional, but not everyone wants to eat turkey at Thanksgiving. UF/IFAS nutrition experts say you could eat any of the following as your entrée: protein-packed dishes – with or without meat -- plant-based foods and fish.

Channels: Health Food, Nutrition,

Released:
7-Nov-2019 8:05 AM EST
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Newswise: UF/IFAS Leads Multistate Research to Reduce Pepper Diseases; Boost Production

UF/IFAS Leads Multistate Research to Reduce Pepper Diseases; Boost Production

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Peppers are popular. Consumers eat all kinds, including jalapenos, habaneros, chilis and more. But like all crops, peppers face diseases that threaten to reduce their production. So, a University of Florida scientist is leading a multi-state effort to lessen the risk of diseases eating away at pepper harvests. With new data, scientists plan to help farmers increase their pepper production.

Channels: Agriculture, Plants,

Released:
30-Oct-2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Steam Technique Can Spell Doom for Citrus Weeds, Help Preserve Environment

Steam Technique Can Spell Doom for Citrus Weeds, Help Preserve Environment

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Like many farmers nationwide, citrus growers are looking for any edge in their fight against weeds, and they’d rather use fewer chemicals to control the plants, says a University of Florida scientist. That’s because chemicals can get into groundwater, surface water and plants themselves.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Plants,

Released:
21-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Growers Should Manage Tomato Bacterial Spot While Seedlings are in Transplant Facilities

Growers Should Manage Tomato Bacterial Spot While Seedlings are in Transplant Facilities

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

New findings from University of Florida scientists could help tomato growers nationwide in their battle against a damaging disease.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Environmental Science, Plants,

Released:
18-Oct-2019 8:45 AM EDT
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Newswise: There’s Plenty to See, Do, Learn at Everglades Research and Education Center: Nov. 7 Open House Joins Community with Faculty, Scientists and Research

There’s Plenty to See, Do, Learn at Everglades Research and Education Center: Nov. 7 Open House Joins Community with Faculty, Scientists and Research

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Tours provide the perfect way to teach the community-at-large about the importance of agriculture. Students, residents, businesses and growers are invited to the EREC Open House for an inside look at the research of agriculture promoting sustainable foods, plants, and crops they use and come in contact with every day.

Channels: Agriculture, Food Science,

Released:
16-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Cattle Forage Agronomist Elver Hodges Dies at 107, Leaves Indelible Legacy

Cattle Forage Agronomist Elver Hodges Dies at 107, Leaves Indelible Legacy

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Elver Hodges blazed trails as the first scientist hired at the University of Florida/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center. He introduced improved forages and management techniques for pastures.

Channels: Agriculture, Plants,

Released:
2-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Plant Improvement Specialist to Ensure New Citrus Varieties Have Best Traits

Plant Improvement Specialist to Ensure New Citrus Varieties Have Best Traits

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Many citrus growers want to replant their groves that are withering because of greening. But they need field data to know which varieties to plant.

Channels: Agriculture, Plants,

Released:
26-Sep-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: UF/IFAS TREC Plant Diagnostic Clinic:
Keeping Florida’s Diverse Horticulture Industry Healthy

UF/IFAS TREC Plant Diagnostic Clinic: Keeping Florida’s Diverse Horticulture Industry Healthy

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

In south Florida, growers and nurseries of tropical plants, vegetables and crops turn to such experts at the Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) of University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). At the heart of the center that is celebrating its 90th anniversary with a gala fund raising event at the Coral Gables Country Club on October 26 is the Plant Diagnostic Clinic, established to preserve the health of a unique tropical plant industry.

Channels: Agriculture, Food Science, Plants,

Released:
24-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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