UF/IFAS

UF/IFAS studies green beans pest

Scientists at the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) are working to identify and control a pest that harms green beans, peas and legumes grown in Florida. Bean flower thrips, known... more »

UF students learn growing skills in horticultural sciences teaching garden

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 »

UF researchers develop target spot resistant tomatoes

University of Florida researchers may have found the key to developing tomatoes that can resist the catastrophic target spot of tomato disease. Although it has been around for 50 years, target spot of tomato has... more »

UF research uses UV light for powdery mildew on cantaloupe

University of Florida scientists want to help farmers in Florida and across the globe to fight a common cantaloupe killer: downy mildew. Even with fungicides, producers struggle to control powdery mildew. Thanks to research at... more »

UF research helps Florida strawberry growers

University of Florida (UF) scientists have been studying how to improve strawberry production and consumption since the early 1950s. The research hasn’t been limited to Florida. It has been globally. Vance... more »

High tech helps UF breed tastier sweet corn

University of Florida (UF) scientists are using high-tech practices to improve the characteristics of sweet corn at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ (UF/IFAS) Sweet Corn Genomics and Breeding lab. They’re also participating... more »

Strawberry pest controlled by UV lamps

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 »

UF releases first Hurricane Ian damage estimates

Hurricane Ian’s winds and rains caused a $1.56 billion hit to more than 5 million acres of Florida agricultural land, including vegetables and melons, according to initial estimates from University of Florida (UF) Institute of... more »

UF scientists investigating ways to control tomato diseases

With diseases such as bacterial spot threatening tomatoes, researchers with University of Florida’s (UF) Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) are using a $5.8 million federal grant to study how to mitigate the disease.... more »

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