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Attention growers: May 9 hybrid workshop explores climate risks, opportunities for tropical fruit production in Florida

Lourdes MederosMay 1st, 2024What conditions are ideal for farmers to successfully grow tropical fruit in different regions of Florida? Scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) say this question is at the root of concern for them as they communicate with new and potential growers who are not aware of a bigger […]

When and How to Protect Ornamental Plants in Miami-Dade County During Winter

Qingchun LiuOctober 13th, 2023Qingchun Liu, Teresa Olczyk, and Jianjun Chen Miami-Dade County is the top producer of ornamental crops in Florida, with a total value of around 700 million in 2017. Most ornamental crops are subtropical and tropical in origin and sensitive to temperatures below 50 °F (10 °C), particularly to temperatures near freezing points during winter months. […]

UF/IFAS Researchers Honored for Avocado Integrated Pest Management

Brad BuckJuly 30th, 2019By Robin Koestoyo and Carolina Revilla-Vendrame University of Florida officials recognized a team of research scientists with a High Impact Research Publication award for an article published in the May 2018 edition of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, an international scholarly science journal. The publication, “Identification of the Achilles heels of the laurel wilt pathogen and […]

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