University of Florida

UF tomato breeder Sam Hutton joins Lipman

Sam Hutton, a renowned University of Florida (UF) tomato breeder, has joined Lipman Family Farms' R&D team as the grower-shipper's senior breeder. Since 2010, Hutton has worked at UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’... more »

Growing lettuce in non-traditional areas of Florida

Each year, U.S. farmers produce enough lettuce to feed everyone in the country. Up to 73% of U.S. lettuce comes from California producers and is distributed nationwide through extensive retail chains. Lettuce grown in Florida... more »

UF study: aphids deter pollinators such as monarch butterflies from tropical milkweed 

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 recognizes ADA impact

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 »

Entomological group recognizes UF professor for pest management

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)... more »

UF disease, water info help Florida watermelon growers’ bumper crop

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 »

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 »

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 »

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