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UF study: aphids make tropical milkweed less inviting to monarch butterflies aphids

Though aphids are the bane of many home gardeners’ existence, a new study University of Florida (UF) study shows the tiny pests also pose problems for the iconic monarch butterfly. Insect pollinators are essential for... more »

UF/IFAS AgrAbility project enhances ADA

The University of Florida (UF) Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is recognizing how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has helped farming. As July 26 marked the 33rd anniversary of the ADA, UF... more »

Mating disruption work by UF entomologist recognized

A University of Florida (UF) entomologist is being recognized for his work on mating disruption and insect management. Lukasz Stelinski, a UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) professor of entomology and nematology at... more »

Florida watermelon growers benefit from UF disease, nutrient info

Excellent crop care including disease management and extended water and nutrient programs from University of Florida Extension personnel are important in helping Florida growers supply the watermelons that many Americans enjoy during the heat of... more »

Preventing Pierce’s disease in winegrapes: a biological approach

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) researchers are looking into a biological approach in managing Pierce’s disease in grapes. On May 18, the Grape Field Day was hosted at the UF/IFAS... more »

Horticultural sciences teaching garden gives UF students real-life experience

Luminous yellow squash, bright red turnips and blooming artichokes are only some of the crops that were grown this spring in University of Florida’s Horticultural Sciences Teaching Garden. The garden is an experiential learning garden... more »

MBG, UF develop late-season Georgia blueberries

Berry Blue LLC, an MBG Marketing subsidiary, has signed a seven-year, multi-million-dollar partnership with the University of Florida (UF) blueberry breeding program. The agreement will allow members of the MBG Marketing grower cooperative in Georgia... more »

Grants seek to measure household food waste

Three universities will be targeting household food waste through $2 million in grants designed to research consumer behavior, supply chain disruptions and other factors leading to food waste. The Foundation for Food & Agricultural Research... more »

Florida strawberry growers boosted by UF research

As far back as the early 1950s, University of Florida scientists have been studying how to improve strawberry production and consumption. The research hasn’t been limited to Florida. It has been globally. [caption id="attachment_36844" align="alignright"... more »

UF study shows UV lamps can control strawberry pest

Because of the prominent role strawberries play in Florida winter production, controlling pests is critical. While growers began planting for this year’s harvest in October, they’re acutely aware of the potential scourge of the twospotted... more »

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